You want to join a vibrant international team? You want to make a difference in the life of children under 5? Are you passionate about communications for lobby and advocacy? You are the one we are looking for.
About Save the Children
Every child has the right to a happy childhood. That is why Save the Children is committed to improving the lives of children - and thus the future of our society.
We respond to emergencies, achieve sustainable development, and ensure that children's voices are heard. As the largest independent children's rights organization in the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from injustice. Every day again. Unconditionally.
About the Right2Grow program
Right2Grow is a Strategic Partnership between The Hunger Project, Action Against Hunger, Centre for Economic Governance and Accountability in Africa (CEGAA), Max Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision. With funding from the Dutch Government under the Power of Voices grant instrument, Right2Grow is amplifying marginalized voices to get to zero undernutrition and zero people without access to basic water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and nutrition services. Right2Grow is partnering with communities, Community-Based Organizations, and Civil Society Organizations across Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, South Sudan and Uganda for a duration of five years (2021-2025).
What will you do as International communications Advisor?
In accordance with the Right2Grow partnership and strategy, communications is one of the key components of the program. It supports the consortium’s lobby and advocacy (L&A) work by sharing information and lessons learnt with key audiences both within and outside the consortium. At Right2Grow, our commitment is to place community voices at the forefront of our communications.
The program emphasizes storytelling as a key aspect of its communication strategy. We believe that sharing individual and community-level experiences, through compelling narratives, is a powerful tool for fostering understanding and deeper connections with the issues at hand. This approach allows us to collect and amplify communities’ stories as evidence, backing these stories up with data, and using them as one of a variety of tools for strong advocacy. As the International Communications Coordinator, your role will be instrumental in coordinating the development of these impactful stories. Collaborating closely with the L&A team, you will ensure the effective utilization of these stories in our advocacy endeavors. Furthermore with the technical support team you will help generating evidence for advocacy by tapping into undocumented best practices.
Furthermore, in your role you will also offer communications-related technical support on request to country communications leads or other consortium members. The International Communications Coordinator closely collaborates with the other international technical leads such as L&A, linking and learning and mutual capacity development to achieve the Right2Grow goal and closely supports the L&A activities to push forward the L&A agenda. The International Communications Advisor supports all communications related activities and works closely with the country communications focal points.
More specifically the International Communications Advisor:
- Leads coordination efforts for Right2Grow Communications initiatives, overseeing the development and widespread dissemination of impact stories, policy briefs, news articles, and press releases.
- Collaborates with international L&A leads to offer needs-based communications support, contributing to the advancement of the international L&A agenda.
- Supports the development and sharing of content on the Right2Grow website and social media platforms, including the creation and execution of a social media plan.
- Manages the development of key communications materials, such as videos, animations, graphics, etc., to enhance the program’s visibility and facilitate knowledge sharing.
- Promotes the current online communication and learning tools within the R2G consortium;
- Provides needs-based support to the Right2Grow e-learning platform lead.
- Collaborates closely with the L&A team to develop and execute an international communication plan.
- Provides tailored support to country teams for the development and implementation of their respective communication plans.
- In collaboration with L&L team and e-leaning platform lead, someone who can bring in practical experience and skill to generate or support the generation of knowledge and evidence from tacit knowledge (undocumented best practices of countries), which is going to be used for R2G’s advocacy work.
Who are you?
You are someone who enjoys working for a better future for children worldwide. You are an enthusiastic colleague with strong communications experience preferably linked to Lobby and Advocacy. You are a creative communicator that can draw the attention of and influence decision-makers to improve child-related policies. You are confident and quickly switch between various portfolios. You feel at home in a political-administrative environment and have experience with communication tools to influence your audience.
What's on your resume?
- You have a completed HBO+ education;
- You have at least 5 years of working experience in communications for lobby and advocacy, and preferably in the field of nutrition and WASH;
- You are communicatively strong, convincing and creative;
- You are aware of the latest development regarding social media, websites and online communication tools;
- You can turn a success into a strong advocacy story to influence decision-makers;
- You can work independently and pro-actively;
- You have experience with and enthusiasm for working with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds across the globe;
- You master graphic design tools such as Canva, InDesign and Photoshop;
- You have a fluent pen and experience with writing in English, and at least French or Dutch.
- You are authorized to work in the Netherlands
What do we have to offer you?
- What you do helps millions of children worldwide. Direct or indirect;
- Salary of course. We follow the salary scales of the government on the basis of a 38-hour working week. This position is classified according to salary scale 9 (€ 3.292,32 and maximum €4.279,38) as of January 1, wages will increase by 1.5% ;
- Your travel costs are fully reimbursed, with sustainable transport being our standard;
- Annually 25 vacation days based on a 5-day working week;
- The possibility to save extra leave days;
- Favorable pension scheme with Pensioenfonds Zorg & Welzijn;
- Plenty of room for training & development;
- A human employer, that is constantly evolving. That means a place where you can be yourself, shape changes and grow.
Good to know: if you are hired, you will initially receive a one-year contract, with a chance of extension.
Offers are subject to positive references and the submission of a recent Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG).
Why do we ask for references and a VOG?
Save the Children participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. As a children's rights organization that fights abuse – in whatever form – we first of all want to be able to guarantee that our own employees are not guilty of this or have done so. That's why we participate in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. And we purchase standardized references when you apply for a job with us. By applying you agree to this.
What kind of employer is Save the Children?
In the Netherlands you work together with approximately 120 colleagues, but you are also part of an international network of more than 25,000 colleagues in 120 countries. We are the world's largest children's rights organization, but that doesn't mean our organization is impersonal. We make sure that everyone's voice – just like that of the children we fight for – is heard. That every colleague can be themselves and develop further.
At Save the Children, we are proud of our diversity. That is why we invite everyone to apply for a job with us, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious and/or cultural background, personality and/or other visible and invisible characteristics. We celebrate our differences because they allow us to grow together.
Are you excited? Send your application before the 7 January 2024 via the application form on our website. Unfortunately, we will not process applications that come to us in any other way.
If there are enough applications, the vacancy can be closed earlier, so respond immediately. We will try to respond to your application within 2 weeks of the closing date.
If you have any questions about the job please contact Laurence Caron, Right2Grow Programme Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about the application procedure, please contact Simcha Korbee Coordinator Recruitment & Selection at email@example.com.Back to overview