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Head of Advocacy & Communications

at Save the Children
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 9, 2020
Category Legal
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

HEAD OF ADVOCACY& COMMUNICATIONS

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Head of Advocacy and Communication
Save the Children International is currently recruiting for the, Head of Advocacy & Communication at our Country Office in Kampala. The Head of Advocacy& Communication 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.

Skills

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

Experience Requirements

At least 8 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 analysing the situation of children using child rights programming/principles framework.

Education Requirements

Minimum of 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.