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Advocacy, Campaigns, Communications & Media Director


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Country: Egypt
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 28 Dec 2021


As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in the CO (CO), the Advocacy, Campaigns, Communications & Media (ACCM) Director shares the overall responsibility for the direction & coordination of the CO & the North Africa Migration Initiative. The ACCM Director in his/her capacity is responsible for providing leadership to ensure excellence in our public & private facing advocacy, campaigning, media, & communications on the situation of children in Egypt & North Africa as well as our longer-term development work.

Egypt CO: purpose of the role is to lead & manage the external policy analysis & advocacy strategy development for the CO, supporting the priority programmatic areas, such as child protection & Education, Migration, Refugees & Displacement (Children on the Move). The role will support the SMT in risk mapping, mitigation & management on issues identified as most relevant for the CO, & develop policy analysis & strategic planning in response to those issues. The role also has a responsibility for the capacity development of Egypt ACCM team- with a specific focus on supporting in enhancing the practical skills, experience & knowledge around delivering & leading on the CO advocacy function.

NAMI: The role holder will also support the North Africa region (North Africa Migration Initiative based in Tunis) & the East African Migration Routes Project based in Egypt & other regional initiatives in developing their long-term advocacy strategies & campaign plans with a focus on national & cross sub-regional themes. The role holder will continuously promote child participation & child campaigning by supporting its sustained implementation & impact on influencing policy changes, supporting system strengthening with evidence-based knowledge sharing. Additionally, the role holder will ensure alignment of the global COVID-19 advocacy strategy, objectives & plans across the region & cross sharing experience & learning.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile & be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

  • Master's degree in Social Science, Journalism & Media or related field.
  • A minimum of 8 years demonstrated experience in progressively responsible positions at senior management levels.
  • At least 8 years' experience in a humanitarian or development environment, preferably working on advocacy & policy change in Egypt or the Middle East & North Africa.
  • Significant prior experience working in advocacy on development &/or humanitarian issues, child rights, human rights.
  • Experience of influencing & advocacy work including lobbying, policy development & information provision & representation.
  • Excellent skills in advocating towards government officials.
  • Experience of & strong skills in developing & implementing advocacy strategies.
  • Proven skills in media & communication work.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop & lead research, surveys, & other activities oriented towards developing positions & evidence base.
  • Highly developed communication skills both written & verbal in order to establish effective relationships with a wide variety of internal & external audiences including at a geographical distance.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct & compelling manner.
  • Fluency in writing & presentation skills in English & Arabic required.
  • Extensive knowledge of child rights &/or international humanitarian law/ human rights/ migration issues.
  • Understanding of UN & donor operations at country level.
  • High level analytical & strategic thinking skills.
  • Cultural awareness & ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise & remain responsive & communicate clearly & effectively under pressure.
  • Experience in coaching, capacity-building & supporting the development of a team, including supporting junior members of staff to deliver high-quality output.
  • Experience in managing risks associated with advocacy & communications in high-risk settings, including in developing risk management plans & mitigation measures.
  • Advanced understanding of Protection issues arising from a conflict setting, impact on protected populations, & implications for humanitarian aid agencies.


  • A member of the SMT
  • Advocacy Strategy Development & Implementation
  • Situation & Advocacy Analysis
  • Producing Advocacy Products
  • Policy
  • External Engagement & Influencing
  • Coordination & Representation
  • Campaigns Materials & Delivery
  • Integrated Policy Programming Support
  • Staff Management, Mentoring & Development

    A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YS50YW1iYS40NDAzMy4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpbGRyZW5hby5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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