Advocacy, Media and Communications Manager
Save the Children , Amman, Jordan
Advocacy, Media and Communications Manager
The purpose of the role is to manage the external policy analysis and advocacy strategy development for the Syria Response Office, supporting primarily child protection and Education in Emergencies programming, and humanitarian space/operational space issues. The role will support the AMC Director in risk mapping, mitigation and management on issues identified as most relevant for the CO, and develop policy analysis and strategic planning in response to those issues.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
* Previous Save the Children experience is a must.
* Master's degree in Social Science, Journalism & Media or related field.
* A minimum of 8 years demonstrated experience.
* At least 5 years' experience in a humanitarian or development environment, preferably leading advocacy and policy change in the Middle East.
* Substantial experience in successfully leading the development of policy change analyses and implementation of advocacy strategies towards clearly articulated policy change agendas.
* Demonstrated ability to develop and lead research, analyse surveys and other activities oriented towards developing positions and evidence-based papers.
* Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
* Fluency in writing and presentation skills in English required.
* Excellent skills in advocating towards government officials.
* Strong skills in developing and implementing advocacy strategies
* Extensive knowledge of child rights and international humanitarian law
* Understanding of UN and donor operations at country level.
* High level analytical and strategic thinking skills.
* Experience in capacity-building and supporting the development of a team, including supporting junior members of staff to deliver high-quality output.
* Experience in managing risks assocaited with advocacy and communications in high-risk settings, including in developing risk management plans and mitigation measures.
* Advanced understanding of protection issues arising from a conflict setting, impact on protected populations, and implications for humanitarian aid agencies.
* Preferably Arabic speaker.
* Sound command and understanding of the context in Syria.
* Proven skills in media work, including interviews on Radio and TV.
* Experience with programs, program development, proposal writing, or implementation a plus.
* Experience in coordination of various stakeholders a plus.
* Experience solving complex issues through analysis.
* Has a strong international network within advocacy and policy settings.
* Understanding of the issues concerning the INGO sector with an in-depth knowledge in communications, advocacy, and policy.
* Demonstrable track record of leading change, resulting in significant results for the organisation and their stakeholders.
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector (if you prefer to add a specific salary range please do).
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.
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
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.