Area ACCM Manager – Southern States –Somalia National
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. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Reports to Head of Advocacy, Campaigns, Communications and Media
Staff reporting to this post: ACCM officers, and assistance.
Role Dimensions Save the Children operates across all zones in Somalia and currently has three main area offices and additional 11 field offices. Programmatically Somalia is a large Country Office with more than $110million annual budget and staff over 650 staff
The Area ACCM Manager is responsible for the delivery of the Country Programmes ACCM strategy at federal level, with supervision and support of the Head of ACCM. Specifically, s/he will work very closely with area leadership team and Program Managers to ensure Save the Children’s effective engagement in policy influencing, developing content for internal and external audience, organizing campaign events as well as engaging and maintaining relationship with the media to advance children’s agenda in the country. S/he is responsible for establishing and managing a proper internal system to manage and respond to communication requirements effectively and efficiently, both internally (from Members) and externally (donors, media, etc.)
The post-holder needs to have a sound understanding about senior advocacy requirements for child rights, experience working in complex and insecure environments, have a firm understanding about child rights, safeguarding protocols as well as skills in photography and interviewing children.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Degree in Social Science, law, Human Rights and/or Journalism, Communications
- Minimum of five years of prior experience of working in advocacy and Campaigns on humanitarian issues, child rights, human rights, or development issues, preferably in emergency response contexts or fragile states
- Experience of influencing and advocacy work including lobbying, policy development and information provision in humanitarian issues at national level
- Good understanding of policy processes in Somalia and opportunities for influencing
- Excellent writing skills for the preparation of newsletters, brochures, documents, reports and correspondence
- Strong representational and communication skills
- Ability to lead and manage under pressure
- Ability to work calmly under pressure in a rapidly changing context
- Proven team management skills, adaptability and flexibilit
- Experience of working for or with Save the Children, or a related rights or development organisation
- Research and information analysis skills and capacity to propose and coordinate relevant actions accordingly.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
- Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
- Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at https://somalia.savethechildren.net/careers
Application will be close on 10-April -2023
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
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