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Regional Communications, Media and Advocacy Manager Job Vacancy

Save the Children East Africa Regional Office (EARO) is looking to recruit a Regional Communications, Media and Advocacy Manager
Role Purpose:
As a key member of the East Africa Regional team, you will take responsibility for developing and leading advocacy, communication and media strategies for the region.

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Communications and Media
  • Advocacy
  • Capacity Building
  • Master’s degree is desirable in communications, international relations, development, political science, law or relevant field.
  • Bachelor’s degree is essential.
Experience and Skills
  • Experience managing a communications and media team, including: oversight of strategic development; development of quality written, photographic and video material; quality editing skills for internal and external audiences; strong understanding of marketing and branding and its role in communications; ability to maximise media opportunities and respond effectively to media inquiries
  • Proven track record of advocacy work, including development of advocacy strategies, influencing policy with government and civil society, and a strong understanding of the African Union and affiliated bodies, the United Nations and multi-lateral systems
  • Experience working to build capacity in communications, media and advocacy sectors; demonstrated ability to deliver workshops, provide coaching and mentoring, and support the professional development of others
  • Experience working in both humanitarian and development contexts, including some of Save the Children’s priority areas - children in humanitarian settings, child protection, child rights, education, health and nutrition, food security and livelihoods
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, to analyse complex information and offer creative, practical and effective solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and an ability to distil large amounts of information to a variety of audiences
  • A proven ability to build networks with diverse partners in pursuit of common goals
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills, including an ability to deal with people at all levels with credibility, tact, and diplomacy
  • An ability to work flexibly in a team, and to adjust work plan and priorities rapidly in response to external opportunities
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in a diverse, international environment, including experience of working in developing countries
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Fluency in English is essential; French desirable
  • A commitment to the Save the Children Values
Applicants with either strong communications/media skills or strong advocacy skills are also encouraged to apply.
Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter to
Application closes 10th March 2013 at 5:00pm.
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. 

All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

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