Save the Children International NGO Jobs – Stakeholder and Advocacy Specialist

Organisation: Save the Children
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Us:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 200 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2013, we reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Stakeholder and Advocacy Specialist will be member of the EVERYONE team and take the primary responsibility for developing and managing multi-stakeholder engagement platforms and projects at a national level including the Government, Media, CSOs, the Private Sector, and any identified stakeholders in order to maintain and further enhance EVERYONE program relationships with key decision makers and influencers within both the Public and Private sector landscapes. He/she also provides oversight of the Advocacy initiatives and builds capacity of advocacy teams and stakeholders on the EVERYONE program.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree in mass communication, social sciences, social work and social administration, development studies, education. Post graduate training in a relevant discipline is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years progressive experience in communication, stakeholder engagement, fundraising and media relations in an international NGO.
  • Good knowledge of the local and international media and communication dynamics and the UN system.
  • Past experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Possess the ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Highly computer literate and possess excellent documentation skills.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should submit their applications with cover letters and a detailed CVs indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to: The Director of Human Resources & Administration Save the Children Plot 68/70, Kiira Road P O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda Or via email: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.
Deadline: Friday, 11th July 2014
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