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Senior Advocacy and Campaign Coordinator

Advocacy and Campaigns are central to securing lasting change in children’s lives and is a key aspect of Save the Children’s Theory of Change be the voice – build partnerships – innovate – achieve results at scale. Under the guidance and direction of the Head of Advocacy & Campaigns, the Senior Advocacy and Campaign Coordinator will support implementation of a strategic advocacy and campaigns plan rooted in the SCI Kenya Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and will contribute to the implementation and supervision of Save the Children Kenya’s initiatives, coalition building, and the mobilization of public support for the organization’s mission driven work. As a member of the Programme Development and Quality team, he/she will provide advocacy and policy support to field offices delivering policy influencing and advocacy projects, s/he will directly implement planned activities under the Generation Hope and Save our education campaign to ensure a fair chance for all children to survive, learn and be protected. 

Key technical areas under this role include joint evidence-based advocacy, strengthening the capacities of Save the Children’s field offices and technical specialists; and supporting their advocacy initiatives and actions, networking and collaboration with relevant stakeholders and networks/alliances/working groups at local, national, regional, and international level.

 Contract Duration: 1 year 

Location: Nairobi

Reports to: Head of Advocacy and Campaigns  



Evidence Based Advocacy 

  • Contribute to the implementation of Save the Children Country Advocacy Strategy and the Humanitarian Advocacy strategy. 
  • Develop and disseminate advocacy and campaign briefs, position papers, as required for different advocacy interventions.
  • Identify advocacy issues and lead/guide on evidence-based advocacy actions within the organization.
  • Work in alliance with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), particularly with Child right advocacy groups/activists, youths, refugee led organizations, and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to advocate on identified issues.
  • Ensure that voices of children form the basis of Save the Children’s advocacy strategy, and our programming too.

Technical Support 

  • Work closely with technical specialists to ensure synergies with other result areas, to identify critical issues in their scope of implementation, develop advocacy plans, support to generate evidence, and implement advocacy activities to address them.
  • Provide capacity building and mentorship for staff focusing on knowledge and skills required for effective advocacy.
  • Support Head of Advocacy and Campaigns to incorporate Advocacy & Campaign priorities into all new proposals and to ensure adequate resourcing and cost recovery.
  • Guidance and Capacity Building of Country office teams on safe, meaningful, and effective participation of children and young people in Advocacy and Campaigns
  • Support in convening and coordination of the Country Office’s Advocacy, Campaigns, Communications and Media (ACCM) Community of Practice. 
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  • In coordination with the Head of Advocacy and Campaigns, Director of Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) and Country Director, represent Save the Children in relevant advocacy & campaign forums.
  • Support the Head of Advocacy and Campaigns in building and nurturing advocacy-oriented strategic partnerships at national and regional levels. 
  • Establish and maintain networks and alliances with local, national, and regional advocacy/coalition organizations and participate in relevant local, national, and regional working groups and networks.
  • Ensure increased visibility of Advocacy and Campaigns activities internally and externally.
  • Implement strategies to increase visibility and brand credibility among target audiences


  • Identify opportunities to engage the public through campaigning on issues of relevance to programme team and partners.
  • Ensure visibility of Save our Education and climate change related Campaign within Save the Children and externally.
  • Support Program Managers to mainstream campaign strategies into programme plans at field office level. 
  • Support Technical Specialists to build effective relationships with relevant decision makers and partners. 
  • Collaborate with the Head of Advocacy and Campaigns and the Communications and Media Manager in building an effective, broad base of advocates who support Save the Children campaign objectives. 

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Review the M&E systems/ key advocacy indicators and support team to monitor the quality and impact of the implementation of all advocacy activities.
  • Contribute to generating and documenting lessons learnt and knowledge on all advocacy activities, writing policy briefs and papers.
  • Active contribution and participation in knowledge management processes and products, with collaboration of the MEAL Team

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice) 


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self  and education team  
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically 

Collaboration and Collaboration:

  • Establish good working relationship with BOMs, teachers and target communities members 
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with the education team, other colleagues, members and external partners and supporters


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions as per the country strategy 
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency



  • Bachelor’s degree in law, Public Policy, Social and Political Science; A master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years advocacy experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, with experience in successfully leading the development and implementation of advocacy strategies.
  • Experience in influencing government, donors, and other organizations through representation and/or advocacy
  • Experience of a range of campaigning and advocacy techniques and approaches.
  • Demonstrable track record of leading change which has led to significant results for the organization and their stakeholders.
  • Experience in developing advocacy strategies and mobilizing resources towards implementation. 
  • Experience in staff / partner capacity building through training and coaching for success. 
  • Strong research and policy development skills.
  • Experience of partnerships including building networks, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organization.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

Regional Head of Employee Relations

The job holder is responsible for high quality reward service at both strategy and operational levels. She/he will be expected to provide leadership on reward strategy and best practices, provide centre of excellence service for the East and Southern Africa region staff on international contracts and local staff in our programming countries. She/he will be build the capacity of HR Mangers/Directors in relation to reward. 

The role will also provide advice on employee relations and performance management in accordance with employment laws, legislations and internal policies and procedures. Serving as a key HR business partner, the job holder will function as a key liaison between employees and management


Reports to: Regional HR Director, East and Southern Africa 

Dimensions: Save the Children works in twelve countries in East Southern Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia and Ethiopia) with a current staff complement of approximately 5000 staff and current expenditure of approximately $400 million each year. The Regional Multi-Country Program unit has an overall portfolio of 4 million USD and Youth in Action project is 40 Million USD.


Rewards and benefits 

  • Be the regional reward expert and adviser  
  • Lead on building reward capacity of the regional HR team and Country HR Managers/Directors in a collaborative manner and through coaching  
  • Work closely with the Recruitment Manager in the region to develop and communicate the employee value proposition to existing managers and employees and a wider external audience 
  • Work closely with the Recruitment Manager on offers and benefits extended to hires on both national and international contracts   
  • Ensure existing reward structures and elements remain competitive by regular benchmarking and updates 
  • Business partner with the regional and country office leadership team to attract, recruit and retain talent 
  • Collaborate and engage effectively with region and country office stakeholders to monitor local contexts 
  • Lead on identifying opportunities to raise the corporate branding and profile in the region and country offices 
  • Translate rewards policies into compensation programmes and grade structures 
  • Guide leadership to communicate performance and any changes to rewards policies and philosophy
  • Guide leaders on performance management matters 
  • Carry out market assessments to obtain knowledge of competitive practices within labour markets at regional and country office levels 
  • Undertake trend analysis by understanding the competitive business environment 
  • Work with senior business leaders to deliberate cases that depart from policies and processes 
  • Review data and envisage impact of business activities on HR practices 

Employee relations 

  • Counsel senior leadership on all employee relations issues.  Ensure best decisions are made through influencing, coaching and providing subject matter expertise.
  • Ensure employee relations issues and concerns are handled consistently, transparently, fairly and in line with SCIs policies and values 
  • Lead on implementation and review of people operations policies, procedures and systems in relation to disciplinary procedures and performance management 
  • Develop response specifications and submission of employee relations queries 
  • Manage employee relations database that will provide policy, performance and compliance reports and metrics to improve employee engagement 
  • Support in conducting exit interviews for exiting employees and leverage on feedback for improvements
  • As member of Regional Risk Committee, analyse risks to proactively support business agenda, asses regional and country offices risks and manage follow up processes 
  • Lead on implementation of employee engagement surveys in the region and country office and develop reports that inform and guide leadership in decision making about employee engagement 
  • Provide thought leadership in disciplinary, grievance and performance management and in accordance with employment laws and SCI policies and procedures 
  • Business partner with line managers with a view to settling employee grievances and conflicts 

People Management;

  • Line management of Regional HR Manager 
  • Coach and develop for peak performance
  • Monitor performance to strengthen results 


  • Role modelling and supporting the development of an organisational culture that reflects our values, promotes accountability and high performance and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment across the Region to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale


  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • displays consistent excellent judgement



  • Qualified HR professional and/or substantial HR generalist experience including recruitment and selection, performance management, learning and development, reward and employee relations.
  • Understanding of employment laws
  • Knowledge of HR practices in employee relations, rewards and performance management 
  • Sound analytical skills 
  • Good business HR and business acumen 
  • Demonstrable coaching and conflict resolution skills 
  • Proven ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children values.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. 


Knowledge and experience of working in the ESA region.


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