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Advocacy, Campaigns, Communications and Media (ACCM) Manager


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Country: Somalia
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 6 Apr 2021

Area ACCM Manager **-**Mogadishu - Somali-National only**

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


The Area ACCM Manager is responsible for the delivery of the Country Programmes ACCM strategy at area level, with supervision and support of Head of ACCM. Specifically, s/he will work very closely with area leadership team and Program Managers to ensure Save the Children's effective engagement in policy influencing, developing content for internal and external audience, organizing campaign events as well as engaging and maintaining relationship with the media to advance children's agenda in the country. S/he is responsible for establishing and managing a proper internal system to manage and respond to communication requirements effectively and efficiently, both internally (from Members) and externally (donors, media, etc.)


Reports to: Head of Advocacy, Campaigns, Communications and Media.

Staff directly reporting to this post: Area ACCM Communications Officer and Interns/Assistant

Working contacts:

Internal: Matrix managed by Head of ACCM for work plans and sign -off procedures, Multi-area ACCM activities/projects, Member, SCI media team (GCCU/GMU) and National media with technical support provided by National Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns and media managers.

External: CSOs partners, child rights groups, Parent associations, media, Consultants, service providers, local authorities, and partners, international and domestic publics.

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia.


Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer-term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest



  • * Degree in Social Science, Journalism, Information and Communication or Diploma with required experience
    • Good understanding of policy processes in Somalia and opportunities for influencing
    • Recommended a minimum at least five years of experience in advocacy, campaigns and communications management within an NGO or media house
    • Excellent writing skills for the preparation of newsletters, brochures, documents, reports and correspondence
    • Strong representational and communication skills
    • Ability to lead and manage under pressure
    • Ability to work calmly under pressure in a rapidly changing context
    • Proven team management skills, adaptability and flexibility
    • Ability and willingness to travel regularly into the field
    • Experience of working in an insecure environment
    • Experience of operations and logistics planning
    • Fluency in written and spoken Somali
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and computer literate.
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's policies and procedure


  • * Experience of working for or with Save the Children, or a related rights or development organisation
  • Research and information analysis skills and capacity to propose and coordinate relevant actions accordingly.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required

Please apply in English saving your CV and cover letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at or appl through the below link

Application Deadline is 6thApril, 2021.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YS50YW1iYS4zNDYzMS4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpb...

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