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Senior Advocacy, Communication, Campaign And Media (ACCM)Manager at Save the Children

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Save the Children

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Opportunity 

Save the Children has raised the profile of advocacy, communication, campaign and media in the new global 2022-2024 strategic plan to achieve results for children. Through advocacy and campaigns with and for children, we aim to remove barriers that prevent children from surviving, learning and being protected so that every child can reach their full potential. We advocate for government to take the necessary action needed to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, for the realisation of all children’s rights set in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, so that no child is left behind.

In line with the Country Office’s Strategic Plan, the Senior ACCM Manager will support the implementation of Save the Children Malawi’s ACCM strategy to advance Save the Children’s policy positions and influence decision-makers, both at national and international levels to shape and implement Save the Children’s efforts to influence and bring about change in awareness, attitudes, behaviour and policies  for lasting changes to full fill children’s rights in Malawi. The position is will help strengthen business partnership and linkages between ACCM, Operations, Program Development and Quality (PDQ) internally, and with relevant partners externally to build advocacy capacity and ownership among staff through linkages between evidence generation, advocacy, campaign, communications and media work. It will also strengthen team work around the ACCM structure for enhanced coordination, and delivery of ACCM interventions; help transform mind-set of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and partners to approach ACCM as mainstream programmatic intervention.

This role is for a period of twelve (12) months with a possibility of extension.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Education

Master’s Degree in Mass Media, Journalism, Communication or any other related field

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • 8 year relevant experience in coordinating, managing and leading Advocacy, Communication, Campaign and Media operation
  • Relevant training the related discipline
  • Training and experience in child rights in general and child right programming in particular
  • Senior experience (Minimum 8 years of experience) in planning and implementing successful ACCM work.
  • Clear understanding of the range of possible ACCM tools available to influence key targets, and their applicability in the Malawi context.
  • Proven experience of external representation and direct lobbying of high-level targets.
  • Ability to synthesize complex information into concise and compelling policy briefing notes and advocacy documents.
  • Proven experience in developing and rolling out ACCM messages, strategy, guidelines, plans etc.
  • Demonstrate skills and competencies in producing high level ACCM materials and documents
  • Proven experience of using media for advocacy purposes.
  • Ability to coordinate and work with diverse groups of people based in multiple locations.
  • Good personal organizational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Information Communication Technology skills including graphic design
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to deliver work on time

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

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 realise 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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.

ABOUT US

The Organization
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 realise 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.

Method Of Application

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 www.savethechildren.net/jobs We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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