Head of Advocacy and Communication Job Vacancies – Save the Children International

Organisation:
Save the Children International
Duty Station : Kampala Uganda
About US:
Save the Children
International is an international relief organization that was established in
the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better
education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing
emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       The Head of Advocacy and Communication (HAC)
is responsible for the development and implementation of Save the Children
Uganda’s (SCUG) overall Advocacy Strategy and Communications Plan, in promotion
of children’s rights and driven by child participation.
·       Based on SCUG programming priorities, he/she
identifies key issues for advocacy and communications, preparing and
implementing strategies and messages across all of our humanitarian and
development work.
·       The HAC ensures effective documentation of
evidence and good practice.
·       The HAC leads gathering and developing engaging
visual and written material that voices the gaps in fulfilling children’s
rights, effectively explains SCUG’s work and engages a wide range of external
audiences in our work.
·        S/he
succeeds in establishing strong and strategic partnerships with like-minded
organisations in advancing the rights of children.
·       The HAC oversees traditional media and
related external communications activities and leads in developing effective
online social media strategies to engage the wider public.
·        In
addition, the HAC builds capacity of Technical Specialists and Regional Area
Managers in undertaking advocacy activities in line with the SCUG Advocacy
Strategy.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree or higher in a relevant subject such as social science, human rights,
development, international relations, journalism/mass communication.
·       Masters or post graduate degree will be an
added advantage
·       At least eight years 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 analyzing 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.
·       Willing and able to travel time to upcountry
locations to support field teams as security permits
·       Strong computer skills to produce advocacy
documents and document and communicate good practices.
·       High level of fluency in English, both verbal
and written, required.
·       Commitment to Save the Children International
values.
·       Experience with graphic design software is an
added advantage
·       Good photography or video skills is an added
advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline:  26th June 2020
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