Apply: Save the Children Head Advocacy

Deadline: 26 June, 2020

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Save the Children International (SCI) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Head of Advocacy and Communication.

SCI’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.


  • 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 and 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


  • 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
  • Eight years, minimum, 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 analyse 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

To apply and for more information, click here.

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