Deadline: 26 June 2020
Save the Children is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Head of Advocacy and Communication in Kampala, Uganda.
Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Head of Advocacy and Communication will perform the following functions:
- Strategic leadership
- Lead the development/revision and implementation of the SCUG advocacy strategy (and operational plan) that aligns directly with the Country Strategic Plan and the SCI global advocacy agenda.
- Work closely with Business Development and technical specialists to develop new programmes and ensure that advocacy and communication are strategically incorporated and adequately resourced and budgeted for in new proposals.
- Support programme teams to effectively deliver advocacy and campaign activities within SCUG programmes – in particular on Education, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Health & Nutrition, and Youth.
- Lead the implementation of evidence-based and child-led policy and programme level advocacy initiatives that can have evidenced impact on the lives of children and their families.
- Develop core national-level campaigns on ending violence against children and education.
- Lobbying and relationship-building with policy-makers, officials and other key stakeholders.
- Develop talking points, messages, speeches, briefing papers and other advocacy material.
- Lead the development/revision and implementation of the SCUG Communication Plan.
- Produce engaging materials (stories, audio-visual material, brochures, factsheets etc) to communicate SCUG’s work to a wide range of audiences including donors, media, government and partners.
- Engage with national media and develop media products and relationships.
- Manage SCUG’s website, social media channels and online communication.
Applicant must have:
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a relevant subject such as social science, human rights, development, international relations, journalism/mass communication.
- Master’s or post graduate degree will be an added advantage .
- At least 8 year’s of experience in undertaking major advocacy, media and communication initiatives in humanitarian and development contexts, preferably with focus on child rights issues.
- Proven experience in analysing the situation of children using child rights programming/principles framework.
- Proven track record of policy influencing with partners, government and civil societies/key stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to think strategically, to analyze complex information and offer creative, practical and effective solutions.
- Excellent influencing skills, ability to deal with people at all levels with credibility, tact, and diplomacy.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and an ability to produce good quality documents, information for a variety of audiences and communicate good practices.
- Experience in policy and practice analysis and implementing strategic advocacy initiatives aimed at bringing changes in these areas.
- Experience with online and social media communications strategies.
- Strong interpersonal skills such as networking, negotiation and communication.
- High level of fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document please also include details of their current remuneration and salary expectations with their applications through online process.
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