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Head of Advocacy Communication Campaigns and Media, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Head of Advocacy Communication Campaigns and Media – ( 220008CI )

    The role

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

    The Head of Advocacy Communication Media and Campaigns, will undertake advocacy work to advance Save the Children’s policy positions and influence decision-makers, both at national level and internationally. In so doing, the Head of ACCM will shape and implement Save the Children’s efforts to influence and bring about change in the awareness, attitudes, behaviors and policies related to the rights of children in DRC. S/He will directly implement planned advocacy activities in existing projects and manage public campaigns with special focus on Safe Back to School Campaign and Save the Children’s global campaign to ensure a fair chance for all children to survive, learn and be protected.

    Qualifications and experience


    •  Only Congolese (DRC) can apply;
    •  Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Law, Public Relations, Social and Political Science;
    •  At least 5 to 7 years’ experience in a similar or equivalent position;
    •  Good analytical and synthesis skills and high quality written and oral communication skills;
    •  Field experience working with local NGOs, associations and volunteers essential;
    •  Experience in organizing and conducting meetings at local and national level;
    •  Experience in activity reporting but also in data transformation and reporting to donors;
    •  Fluency in spoken and written French (knowledge of other national languages would be an asset); Proven ability to propose solutions to challenges of any kind (logistical, practical or strategic);
    •  Strong planning skills – understanding how to plan and implement a strategy;
    •  Experience in managing large amounts of information and the ability to manage it quickly;
    •  Ability to work effectively and smoothly in a high-pressure environment and to prioritise and manage tasks effectively;
    •  Organisational skills, strong teamwork skills, empathy and flexibility;
    •  Good computer skills;
    •  Commitment to the mission, values and approach of Save the Children International;
    •  Significant experience of planning and implementing successful advocacy and campaign work;
    •  Clear understanding of the range of possible advocacy tools available to influence key targets, and their applicability in a complex situation;
    •  Clear understanding of key humanitarian actors – including UN agencies and bilateral donors – and how they coordinate and operate;
    •  Excellent command of French and English languages, both verbal and written;
    •  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 of using media for advocacy purposes;
    •  Ability to coordinate and work with diverse groups of people based in multiple locations.
    •  Ability to manage complex workloads and stressful situations;
    •  Good personal organizational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
    •  Information Communication Technology advanced skills ;
    •  Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles;
    •  Working experience in other countries of the Great Lakes context in challenging and insecure areas.


    •  Experience in preparing donor reports;
    •  Experience in conducting advocacy and campaigning activities linked to education in emergencies, malnutrition;
    •  Experience of working in a governmental organization, NGO, donor, UN;
    •  Practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the realization of children’s rights in DRC as they relate to health.

    Contract length: 24 months

    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 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.

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

    Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

    Location: Kinshasa

    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    Closing Date: Nov 16, 2022

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