Save the Children recruits 01 Head of advocacy,campaigns,communication and media

Save the Children recruits 01 Head of advocacy,campaigns,communication and media

Save the Children

Niamey, Niger
Advocacy and Campaigns are central to securing lasting change in children’s lives and is a key aspect of Save the Children’s Theory of Change: be the voice – build partnerships – innovate – achieve results at scale. The Head of  Advocacy & Campaigns shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office program and leads our policy and political influencing in a country. The role provides overall senior leadership, management and strategic direction to the advocacy work in country x. He/she is responsible for the development and implementation of advocacy and campaign strategies that will engage with the public and partners, to influence government and other institutional policies and practice to achieve positive and lasting changes to fulfil children’s rights. The role will work closely technical and operations colleagues and with partners in INSERT CO, building their advocacy capacity and building ownership and agency of local organisations.  In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
Provide overall leadership, vision, strategic direction and management of the Save the Children advocacy and campaign work across thematic areas and ensure that advocacy is an integral part of Save the Children’s Theory of Change
Ensure coherence and reinforce strong and effective synergies between programme and advocacy and campaigns to maximise Save the Children impact
Lead in identifying and managing potential risks associated with Save the Children’s public positions and design strategies to mitigate the risks that have been identified
Provide overall leadership, vision, strategic direction and management of the Save the Children’s advocacy and campaign work across thematic areas and the Global Campaign delivering on the key Global Moments in the country, based on the Global Strategy.
Develop and nurture relations with key coordination groups across the organisations and ensure that Save the Children’s advocacy work in country is informed by Save the Children global campaign strategy, thematic advocacy strategies and the advocacy steer of the Global Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Group
The post holder will ensure that a percentage of total grant expenditure for Advocacy and Campaigns is agreed in order to deliver on our full Theory of Change.
Build advocacy capacity of programme staff and of Save the Children partners and ensure advocacy is included in their plans and annual objectives
Work with the programme team to ensure substantial integration of advocacy into holistic programme planning and implementation, especially ensuring that evidences and best practices generated by Save the Children’s programmes inform advocacy and campaign work to achieve results at scale
Work with senior programme managers for the development of large grant proposals and ensure that advocacy and campaigning is included in the grants and resources are adequately budgeted where relevant.
Establish on a six monthly basis an advocacy and campaign calendar with key moments and key opportunities for advocacy. Be alert to seize advocacy opportunities when and as they arise
Establish monitoring and evaluation processes of advocacy work and ensure that advocacy implementation and impact are effectively monitored and evaluated (including as part of the Country Reporting process)
Undertake and/or commission researches on specific issues to inform present and future advocacy and campaign choices and to build Save the Children’s position and coordinate high-quality briefings, letters and other written material for internal and external use
Produce policy briefing papers, policy position statements and public communication related to key issues
Work with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) teams to conduct quality monitoring against international standards through participatory methodologies (including child-friendly and disability inclusive methodologies);
Contribute towards the creation of an organisational learning culture that promotes the use of data, evidence and analysis and understands its link to quality and accountable programming;
Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of key advocacy and campaign issues and of the positions of key actors, including key ministers, political, civil society and economic leaders, donors, media editors, etc…
Position Save the Children as the leading organisation for children’s issues in the country, with child rights at the core of the advocacy work
Engage with partners, coalitions and networks including children to influence the public and decision-makers in line with Save the Children priorities and policy asks
The post holder will ensure that active advocacy, campaigns and external communications are used to influence public opinion and political commitment nationally in support of children’s rights
Work closely with the media country team to advise on media lines and media strategy and to make optimal use of national and international media to influence key targets and public opinion
Provide high level representation for the advocacy work, with media, alliances and targets
In emergencies, lead on the development of advocacy messages and, if required, a complete advocacy strategy (in line with Save the Children’s humanitarian procedures and categorisation of emergencies) and work with the Humanitarian Advocacy Working Group and other stakeholders in SCI and SC Members
Support Humanitarian colleagues (as needed) to develop emergency preparedness plans, and conduct sectoral assessments (including gender analysis and disability situation analysis using SC assessment processes and tools) and to design and deliver emergency response and recovery programmes.
A degree in Development, Social Science, Development, Law, Public Policy or equivalent.
A minimum of 7 years advocacy experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, with experience in successfully leading the development and implementation of advocacy strategies
Experience of a range of campaigning and advocacy techniques and approaches
Experience in influence government, donors, and other organisations through representation and/or advocacy
Demonstrable track record of leading change which has led to significant results for the organisation and their stakeholders
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
Strong research and policy development skills
Experience of partnerships including building networks, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organisation
Knowledge of children’s rights key international agreements and conventions
Commitment to Save the Children values
Excellence in written and spoken English
Technical competencies:
Campaigning: Demonstrates an understanding of campaigning as a collected effort to influence external actors and shape social norms using policy, advocacy, communications and mobilisation tools.
Advocacy: Organises activities to influence external actors’ policy and practice that impact children through evidence and knowledge from children at the technical and political level.
Public Engagement: Organises activities to create an action-orientated public environment for national and international political and policy change by inspiring, demonstrating and harnessing widespread support for people to take action.
Generic Competencies
Being the Voice of Children: Promotes evidence-based policy and public engagement that includes the voices of children and their communities
Advancing Equality & Inclusion: Displays a commitment to ensuring everything we do considers the most deprived and marginalised children
Building & Strengthening Partnerships: Promotes working with diverse partners as critical to delivery
Child Rights: Promotes the rights of children in own work and in work with colleagues and peers
The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
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 4 NOV 2021 – 22:59 UTC


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