Advocacy & Communications Officer - Global Fund

Save the Children, Makati, Philippines

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th May, 2018

Job Description

The role

The Communication and Advocacy Officer will play a critical role in delivering timely and quality advocacy and policy work on Save the Children Global Fund Project's national and regional advocacy agenda (particularly focusing on removing legal barriers for Key Affected Population). He/she will directly manage relationships with Congress, the administration and partners in furtherance of securing national level policy change on humanitarian and development policy issues of priority to Save the Children.

He/she is responsible for developing and implementing the communications and media plan for Save the Children's Global Fund Project to optimize the impact of the program for the key affected population. The post shares in the responsibility towards bringing about changes in the policies, programs, systems and practices of duty bearers, stakeholders community, children of Key Affected Population; Building the profile of Save the Children - Global Fund Project in external settings, ensuring that the organization's experience and expertise are well communicated and consistently presented.

Qualifications and experience


  • Experience with advocacy, representation and communications with evidence of impact on influencing policy makers
  • Experience of advocacy and policy work in or with the Philippines Congress
  • Experience of advocacy capacity building
  • Experience of managing or coordinating organisation of advocacy/policy events
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian, health and/or economic development policy in the Philippines
  • Proven research and writing skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Knowledge of children's rights key international agreements and conventions
  • Experience with "child led" advocacy
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Excellence in written and spoken English and Tagalog

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 realise 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.


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