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Advocacy and Campaigns Manager


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

Advocacy & Campaigns Manager

The Advocacy & Campaigns Manager will lead SC Uganda's advocacy strategy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. This will involve close collaboration with the Director of ACCM, PDQ Director and their team, as well as multiple external partners, to refine the strategy and support its delivery in a coordinated fashion.

As the Uganda CO focal point for advocacy, the role will work closely with members from the Save the Children movement to ensure the global network remains informed of national level developments and opportunities to influence change for children. The role will involve national, regional and international advocacy engagement, and will support programme teams to ensure our advocacy work at all levels is evidence based, aligned, and reflective of programmatic priorities.

This role will manage the advocacy team, incorporating the Advocacy Coordinator and the Advocacy & Campaigns Officer, and is expected to lead those team members in delivering against the advocacy strategy and wider country office priorities



  • Bachelor's Degree in law, public affairs, political science, or any related field.
  • At least 6 years' experience in advocacy, lobbying, media, event management, marketing, public affairs, or any related field.
  • Strong awareness and knowledge of the Uganda context
  • Significant prior experience working in advocacy on humanitarian issues, child rights, human rights, or development issues.
  • Deep experience of influencing and advocacy work including lobbying, policy development and information provision in humanitarian issues at national, regional and/or international level
  • Excellent skills in advocating towards government officials, humanitarian actors and UN agencies in developing countries
  • Experience of and strong skills in developing and implementing advocacy strategies
  • Good attention to detail
  • Understanding of UN and donor operations at country level and humanitarian response-planning cycles
  • Experience in working with other NGOs and coordinating inter-agency advocacy activities, strategies and products
  • High-level analytical and strategic thinking skills and strong research skills
  • 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 organize 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
  • Ability to manage small teams and work across a variety of internal stakeholders.
  • Good people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment, which encourages team working and motivates a team across various geographical areas.


  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy
  • Ability to travel on regular basis.

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=cy5tYmVrZWthLjQzNjQwLjEyMTg1QHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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