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Advocacy and Communication Coordinator Job

Save the Children is the world’s largest independent children’s organization, making immediate and long-lasting improvements to children’s lives in over 120 countries worldwide.

Save the Children is made up of 27 member organisations across the globe. Through Unified Presence, Save the Children aims to create a stronger voice for children by unifying the operations in all countries where more than one Save the Children Member organizations operates.

This will result in one organisation at the national level in each country and a unified programme delivery structure for all Save the Children Alliance Members.

Save the Children has a long history of engagement working partnership in Somalia and is one leading INGO working in children’s rights. Save the Children has a unified presence in Somalia and Somaliland since January 2010 and is working in the thematic areas of education (including skills training for youth), health, protection and emergency responses. Save the children has an operation in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia.

Due to constraints on security, and the need to liaise with UN agencies, other NGOs and donors the country office is based in Nairobi and senior managers and directors are expected to travel extensively to monitor and support programme work in all parts of Somalia that are accessible and where security threats are being effectively mitigated.

Advocacy and Communication Coordinator makes up part of the Partnership and Quality Programming team of the overall SC’s program in Somalia/Somaliland.

The Advocacy and Communication Coordinator is responsible for identifying advocacy issues, preparing and implementing advocacy plans, documentation and communicating lessons and good practice from implementing programs to various users.

In addition, the coordinator is responsible for building the capacity of staff of SC in identifying and undertaking advocacy initiatives aimed at changing practices and policies for betterment of children’s lives. There is an exiting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated person to join the programme as an advocacy and communication coordinator.

The opportunity will present exceptional challenge while allowing the person to contributing to making lasting changes in the lives of children in Somalia/Somaliland. The position is based in Nairobi but with frequent travel to the field

For additional information on the job description, working context, person’s specifications, please

Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face.

Applications should be forwarded to:

Application Closing Date: Friday 20th April 2012.

Those who had applied do not need to reapply.

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