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Humanitarian Advocacy, Communication and Media Manager
Save the Children International

 


 


 Section/Unit: Operation
 Grade Level: Very Attractive Packages are offered
 Supervisor: Head of Advocacy, Communications, Campaigns and Media
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum with frequent travel to field
 Duration: One year
 Closing Date: 24 July 2021

 
 Background:

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises. Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office.

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

ROLE PURPOSE:

 

The Humanitarian Advocacy, Communications and Media Manger in his/her capacity is responsible for providing leadership to ensure excellence in our public and private facing for the Sudan Humanitarian Crises advocacy, communications and media.

 

S/he will support the Humanitarian Team to develop and implement the responses advocacy, communication and media work, manage all related initiatives and liaise with other stakeholders on behalf of Save the Children. The post holder will be also responsible for the contribution and implementation of all communication, advocacy and media aspects of the CO humanitarian strategy in close coordination with the Heal of ACCM and Humanitarian Manager

 

The function will be a focal person for all advocacy, media and communication enquiries related to the Sudan crisis from Save the Children International, Regional Offices and individual Save the Children members. The post holders will also be responsible for putting through CO humanitarian advocacy messages through the development of SITREPs, briefs and communication content working closely with Humanitarian team, Zonal Heads of Program Implementation and field teams. The function will ensure that key advocacy messages are adhered to, and will seek clarification on any politically sensitive matters which may impact upon programmer operations. 

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Head of Advocacy, Communications, Campaigns and Media

Staff reporting to this post: 2 Community mobilisers (Sinnar, Elmanagel)

Role Dimensions:

Our thematic coverage includes child rights governance, child protection, education, health, nutrition, WASH, livelihoods, and emergencies. We maintain diversified sources of funding including sida, OFDA, ECHO, EC, , and UN pooled funds (SHF), UN Agencies. Maintaining good relationship with donors, implementing partners and continues communication with stakeholders are essential to facilitate implementation of the post holder responsibilities. 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Advocacy:

Contribute to the CO humanitarian strategy and annual and response plans 

  • Work with the Humanitarian teams to provide technical support in identifying key programme sector/theme specific policy and practice related advocacy issues,
  • Develop specific advocacy plans for humanitarian Reponses and interventions.
  • Prepare relevant advocacy messages and statement for the purpose of internal and external use, in coordination with head of ACCM and Humanitarian Manager.
  • Undertake critical analysis about the situation of children based on thorough context (local, national and global) assessments and identify major humanitarian advocacy issue (s) Save the Children needs to embark on or address with or without other stakeholders to ensure the fulfilment, respect and protection of children’s rights in Sudan.
  • Play a lead role in establishing or strengthening partnerships with relevant stakeholders in strategic areas of interest for Save the Children objectives.
  • Provide leadership in linking local, national, regional and global advocacy efforts in the Save the Children International network as the context allows
  • Represent the Country Office in all related humanitarian advocacy forums at the national, international and regional level.

 

Communications:

 

  • Support the development and presentation of contents in articles, stories, strategic statements, sitreps, photos, messaging, fact sheets and multimedia for Save the Children’s key audience – internally and externally.
  • Ensure the branding and communications guidelines of Save the Children are consistent across the country office humanitarian responses and interventions.
  • Lead on information and communication flows between emergency responses and a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including communication enquiries related to the Sudan crisis from Save the Children International, Regional Offices and individual Save the Children members.
  • Act as a the focal point for uploading humanitarian related communication content in Sudan Country Office website, share point ,One Net and social media accounts as well as uploading and managing the stories and content in contenthub. In addition to updating the Humanitarian Analysis Reporting Tool (HART).
  • Lead on developing and implementing effective ways of communicating lessons learnt, good practices, evidences of changes and use them to influence policy and practice changes with various stakeholders including communities, partners, donors etc.
  • Manage the production of compelling photo stories, case studies, audio-visual materials from the field to highlight humanitarian crises and intervention by Save the Children’s work, including commissioning of photography and film when required in line with save the children humanitarian communication toolkit.
  • Identify international and national moments to highlight humanitarian needs and situation in Sudan.

Media:

 

·         With the support of Head of ACCM identify media issues, prepare media messages, talking points, Q&A’s, assess appropriate media for communicating those messages and facilitate the process of disseminating/communicating those messages after securing the approval of the Country Director.

·         When needed draft press releases for humanitarian crises in coordination with head of ACCM and Humanitarian Manager.

·         Track and monitor interviews and media coverage in Sudan in humanitarian related issues.

As appropriate establish proactive and beneficial relationship with media outlets that can help engage Save the Children in advancing children’s rights.  


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

QUALIFICATIONS 

Bachelor degree in Social Science and/or equivalent – with extensive experience in communication and advocacy.  

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

 

  • Masters or post graduate degree in communications and media will be an added advantage. 
  • At least 4 years of experience in undertaking advocacy, media and communication initiatives in humanitarian and development contexts
  • Proven experience in analyzing the situation of children using the child rights programming/ principles framework
  • Proven track record of policy influencing with partners, government and civil societies/key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, to analyze complex information and offer creative, practical and effective solutions
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills, including an ability to deal with people at all levels with credibility, tact, and diplomacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and an ability to produce good quality documents, information for a variety of audiences and communicate good practices
  • Experience in policy and practice analysis and implementing strategic advocacy initiatives aimed at bringing changes in these areas
  • Strong inter-organizational skill such as networking, negotiation and communication.
  • Willing and able to travel time to field offices to support field teams, as security permits
  • Strong computer skills to produce advocacy documents and document and communicate good practices.
  • Experience in working in humanitarian related advocacy and communication is desired.
  • Fluency in Arabic
  • High level of fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

 


Females are strongly encouraged to apply for this post.

Application, full CV, copy of qualifications and experience certificates should be delivered directly to HAC Labour Department, Khartoum – End of Gamojoria Street. Send or through CV

to https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100053Z&lang=en

 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test and interviews. All inquiries should be addressed directly to Labour Office–HAC Khartoum. Closing date will be on day: 24/July/2021. Any application after this date will not be considered. All interviews done in HAC Labour Dep.

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. SCI will be undertaking child safeguarding checks for all candidates. Selected candidate will asked to provide police checking prior to signing contract.









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