Communication and Advocacy Officer needed at Save the Children
jobs in Nigeria
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.
Job Title: Communication and Advocacy Officer
Media, Advertising, Branding, Medical, Health, Safety
The Advocacy Officer will contribute to Save the Children’s efforts to influence and bring about change in the awareness, attitudes, behaviours and policies related to the rights of children in the country programme in the state of posting.
The post holder will possess a high degree of analytical skill, political acumen, ability to facilitate change, ability to influence, and ability to communicate key advocacy messages effectively and convincingly to a diverse audience at local, national and international levels.
University degree in health, nutrition, communications or related social science field.
Substantial experience in advocacy and policy development / research in the development context.
Good understanding of the possibilities and tactics for influencing decision and policy makers, politicians, donors, and other key actors.
Knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy.
Good understanding of strategies for achieving sustainable child Health and Nutrition policies through participatory processes, and the links with gender, diversity and other aspects of identity.
Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives.
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local, national and international levels.
Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society and media sectors.
Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
Ability to travel extensively in the country.
Good computer skills word processing, spreadsheets, email, internet and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
Fluent English language skills written and verbal.
Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.
Experience in training others in advocacy techniques and influencing tactics.
Prior work experience in advocacy in Nigeria.
Knowledge of the policies, functions, structures and decision-making processes of key national institutions with regard to child Nutrition.
Experience working with children on Health and Nutrition will be an added advantage.
Local language skills Ability to communicate in Hausa will be an advantage.
Qualified Candidates should send CV and Application to Nigeria.AdvocacyVacancy@savethechildren.org