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Joining Forces Campaign Coordinator at Save the Children

Save The Children International - Uganda Country Office, Kampala, Uganda
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JOB DETAIL

Joining Forces to End Violence Against Children is a global collaboration between 6 leading child rights organisations – ChildFund, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, Terre des Hommes and World Vision.  In Uganda the Joining Forces Coalition (JFC) focuses on ending violence against children in schools. Working together means we can better influence policy and decision makers, influence community practices, share expertise, information and innovation; scale up what works and maximize our impact.

The Campaign Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination between the six Joining Forces coalition members. S/he leads on the design of the joint campaign plan to End Corporal Punishment in Schools and ensures effective implementation of the campaign, including advocacy, research and public campaigning and mobilisation at national and community level. S/he coordinates activities across partners and engages external stakeholders, and will also be responsible for identifying funding opportunities.  The Campaign Coordinator liases with the global JFC Secretariat and Project Manager and works closely with the Technical Experts of the JFC members in country. S/he reports periodically to the CD Steering Group.

Qualifications and Experience   Essential

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Rights, Governance, Social Science, Social Work and Social Administration, Arts, Education, Development studies, Law, Communications/media or other relevant subject
  • Post Graduate training in Project Management, Community Development or a Master’s degree in any relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Any relevant  specific experience or training on the Child Protection and Child Rights Programming
  • At least 4-7 years work experience with (I)NGO in programming, campaigning and communication for children’s rights, in particular related to child protection and education; proven experience with (child rights) campaigning is preferrable.
  • Track record of work experience in which strong campaigning, communication, advocacy and interpersonal skills were required.
  • A proven ability to design and implement public campaigns which influence attitudes in Ugandan communities
  • Proven ability to perform multi-tasking and ability to work on tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural/cross cultural environment. Adaptable, flexible with a high level of work ethics.
  • Understanding of donors and resource mobilization.
  • Proven experience in planning, organization and coordination
  • Proven experience in influencing and negotiation.

 

The Organisation

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 realize 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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Uganda, Kampala

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