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Organization: ActionAid
Closing date: 19 Mar 2022

Head of Campaigns and Communications.

£60,567 per annum (entry of grade scale)

Global, with a preference for either Johannesburg or Nairobi.

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned campaigns & communications leader who wants to help people harness their own power to achieve a feminist, just, green transition in the 45 countries where ActionAid works.

You will drive campaigns and communications strategy and ensure strategy is translated into effective delivery to maximise our impact and grow our supporter base. Working closely with our national member organisations and allies, you will build bottom-up campaigns that strengthen movement power, and amplify local struggles globally through great story-telling and savvy media tactics.

Together with a small but mighty team of media, digital, and campaigns experts, you will anchor and nurture a dynamic community of campaigners, organisers, activists and comms specialists across the ActionAid Federation, promoting continued innovation and learning as we double down our efforts to become a more effective global campaigning force.

Who we're looking for:

With seven or more years’ senior experience in managing South-South and South-North campaigns and/or communications in an international setting, you’re able to navigate ambiguity and build strong, trusting relationships with diverse stakeholders. You’re a collaborative and courageous leader who exemplifies our feminist leadership approach, including self-awareness, self-care and caring for others, dismantling bias, inclusion, sharing power, responsible & transparent use of power, respectful feedback, and zero tolerance for discrimination or abuse.

You’re used to working magic with a limited set of resources through your creative ideas, drive for results and ability to galvanise resources and commitment from internal and external stakeholders. You're clued up on policy, able to get to grips quickly with complex issues and translate them into compelling messages, timely evidence and winning theories of change. You’re on top of global trends in communications and campaigning with an appetite to drive innovation.

What we offer:

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done and safeguarding standards are upheld. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including:

• A workplace that embraces intersectional feminist principles

• Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay

• Over 4 weeks paid holiday a year

How to apply:

Please visit our website via the link to start the application process:


Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please do not apply as we only consider candidates if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

About us:

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice.

ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity. Suitably qualified women leaders and people of colour are encouraged to apply.

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