Advocacy and Communications Coordinator NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

 

Job Title:        Advocacy and Communications
Coordinator

Organization: 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.

 

About Project:

Joining Forces to
End Violence Against Children is a global collaboration between 6 leading child
rights organisations – ChildFund, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS
Children’s Villages, Terre des Hommes and World Vision.  In Uganda Joining Forces focuses on ending
violence against children in schools. Working together means we can better
influence policy and decision makers, share expertise, information and
innovation; scale up what works and maximize our impact.

 

Job Summary: The
Advocacy and Communications Coordinator supports the Coalition Coordinator in
the development and implementation of the Joining Forces overall Advocacy
Strategy and Communications Plan. Based on 
Joining Forces priorities, they support the identification of key issues
for advocacy, preparing and implementing strategies and messages to the
relevant stakeholders. The role holder oversees Joining Forces advocacy and
communications activities at national and regional levels and gives support to
the field teams in relation to material development, capacity building and
implementation of activities with key duty bearers. The Advocacy and
Communications Coordinator maintains effective relationships with government
representatives and media in support of our advocacy work.

 




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 

·       
The
applicant for the Save the Children Advocacy and Communications Coordinator job
placement must hold 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.

·       
At least
3-7 years progressive experience in advocacy/communication, stakeholder
engagement, fundraising and media relations in an international NGO.

·       
Proven
experience of developing and delivering an advocacy and campaign strategy

·       
Good and
demonstrated understanding of Child rights issues in Uganda and in the NGO
world.

·       
Accurate,
punctual and quality driven, with strong ability to give attention to detail.

·       
Ability
to document and transform experiences from the field into lessons learnt.

·       
Skills
of political analysis, sensitivity and diplomacy.  Demonstrated understanding of current
political situation necessary to effectively and tactfully capture news from
our field work and draft articles.

·       
Ability
to deliver and cope with very dynamic work situations, leisure disruption and
very tight deadlines.

 

Desirable

·       
Ability
and willingness to undertake periodic field travel to up-country and in
insecure areas.

·       
Interpersonal
skills, customer care skills, contributing to synergies and effective liaison
between senior management, the unit staff and program staff.

·       
Computer
literacy and excellent documentation and desk top publishing skills are a must.

·       
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.

·       
Highly
developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing,
negotiation and coaching

·       
Excellent
time management and planning capacity

·       
Excellent
writing skills

·       
Willingness
to work flexible hours as needed

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 1st
October 2020

 

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