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Title: National Campaigns and Public Mobilization Manager – Notional

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.


Save the Children is building a fresh approach to campaigning – our work to engage publics to shift political conditions for changes in policy and practise for children.  Our new campaign model centres child campaigning alongside supporting partnerships and movements; strong public engagement and storytelling to generate political momentum for change.  The National Campaigns and Public Mobilization Manager is a critical role to help us realise this vision and build powerful campaigning for and with children.

The National Campaigns and Public Mobilization Manager is responsible for driving, leading and delivering Save the Children’s campaign strategy in Somalia/Somaliland in line with the Country Strategic Plan and ACCM strategy.  This includes developing effective campaigning networks and partnerships that advance our campaign goals and building strong public support for children’s issues.  The role will lead our approach to supporting children to develop and deliver campaigns.




  • First class strategist: Proven experience in leading campaign strategy development, planning, delivery and evaluation, and mobilising resources behind its execution
    • Produces an analysis of the issue, potential solutions, the political context and barriers to change.
    • Creates and delivers a campaign plan at the relevant level in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Degree in Social Science, law, Human Rights and/or Journalism, Communications
  • Minimum of five years of prior experience of leading and delivering impactful social campaigns
  • Strong, proven experience in movement building campaigns approach, including sparking and nurturing partnerships with external networks / organisations to deliver campaign impact.
  • At least 5 years of experience of leading and supporting child and / or youth activism in Somalia/Somaliland:
    • Supports the capacity of children to convene, design and implement their own campaigns at local, national and / or international levels.
    • Supports others to identify and make the most of opportunities to amplify children’s voices in the public sphere.
    • Focusses on promoting the active participation of the children facing inequality and discrimination.
  • Proven experience of developing and delivering campaign trainings and capacity building programmes directly as well as with / through colleagues
  • Experience of developing and delivering high ambition public campaigning and engagement approaches and strategies in Somalia/Somaliland
  • Excellent, collaborative leadership style and ability – proven campaign leadership at a senior level for at least 3 years in International or National Organizations.
  • High level project management skills – ability to hold and delivery complex campaign projects under pressure.
  • First class communication skills: the ability to communicate complex information verbally and in writing in a clear, simple way to wider staff, partners and campaigns audiences.
  • Ability to work and communicate in English and Somali
  • Creative flare, with experience of a range of campaigning techniques and approaches; with strong digital literacy in approaches to inspiring change
  • Passion for and ability to work effectively in a diverse setting.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Save the Children’s values and ways of working.
  • Ability to mobilise campaigning resources (internally and externally).


  • Strong experience in public engagement and mobilisation through digital approaches and tactics
  • Experience of overseeing campaign contributions from a range of functional experts (advocacy, comms etc) including matrix management of staffed in dispersed team.
  • 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 and Somali, both verbal and written, required.

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

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


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.

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