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Country: Uganda
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 25 Mar 2022

Director of Advocacy, Campaigns, Communications and Media (ACCM)

The Director of Advocacy, Communications, Campaigns and Media (ACCM) leads the function responsible for Save the Children Uganda's advocacy, campaigns, communications and media, in line with achieving the country strategic plan.

The postholder will focus on ACCM in our thematic and programmatic priorities of child protection, education (and particularly ensuring the safe return of all children to school), health and nutrition, and child poverty and child rights governance in development, humanitarian and nexus context.

As well as leading the country office's Advocacy, Communications, Media and Campaigns functions, the Director will line manage the senior staff within the ACCM department, ensuring that they are aligned with country priorities and supporting the day-to-day operations of the country office.

As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), the Director of Advocacy, Communications, Campaigns and Media (ACCM) shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office (CO). The ACCM Director will work in close collaboration with senior leaders across functions, but especially with the Country Director, Programme Development and Quality Director and the thematic leads. The ACCM Director will also ensure that Uganda's ACCM strategy is aligned with regional and global priorities - and will use this network to maximize our impact for children in country.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Essential
  • Bachelor Degree in Communications/Public Affairs, Law or International Relations - or any other any related field
  • Overseas experience is strongly preferred.
  • 10+ years prior experience working in advocacy on humanitarian or development issues, child rights, and human rights.
  • Excellent skills in advocating towards government officials, humanitarian actors and UN agencies in developing countries.
  • Proven experience of and strong skills in developing and implementing advocacy strategies.
  • Proven experience using public engagement and mobilization to achieve advocacy objectives.
  • Experience developing highly engaging, creative and effective communications products to achieve advocacy objectives.
  • Understanding of UN and donor operations at country level.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience building teams.
  • Experience in working with other NGOs and coordinating inter-agency advocacy activities, strategies and products.
  • High-level analytical and strategic thinking skills, strong research skills and good attention to detail.
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people.
  • Patience, adaptability, flexibility, and ability to improvise and remain responsive and to communicate clearly and effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to seek people's views while also taking responsibility to determine the most appropriate course of action and to act decisively.
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams.

Desirable

  • Strong awareness and knowledge of the Uganda context.
  • Prior experience working in office and field environments in developing countries.
  • Proven skills in media work, including interviews on Radio and TV.
  • Knowledge of child rights and international humanitarian law.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://uganda.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.

Application closes on 25th March 2022 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: 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=cy5tYmVrZWthLjc0NzExLjEyMTg1QHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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