Evidence and Impact Communications Officer

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Evidence and Impact Communications Officer in London, UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children is the world’s first, and largest, independent children’s rights organisation. Our founder, Eglantyne Jebb, wrote the first draft for the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1923, and we’ve worked to uphold it ever since. Generations later, her pioneering work is being influenced by children themselves. Today, we are still going strong, working in over 100 countries worldwide to build a world where every child can thrive, grow up healthy, educated and safe, and look forward to a future full of promise.

Our ambition for 2030 is to create a world in which all children:

  • Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Are Protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

To deliver on these 2030 breakthroughs for children, Save the Children operates in three-year strategy cycles, and has developed an ambitious strategy for 2022-24, focused on transforming and amplifying impact for and with children.

In the last 12 months, the climate crisis has worsened, the conflict in Ukraine has displaced millions of people and children, and the ripple effects and aftermath of the pandemic have resulted in a cost of living crisis and worsening global hunger crisis at an unprecedented scale. Globally, 426 million children live in conflict zones in constant fear, their childhoods stolen. We are witnessing the worst child rights crisis in decades. The needs are greater than ever before and so is the urgency for us to scale our impact.

The Evidence and Impact Communications Officer will be responsible for supporting, packaging and promoting evidence generated from our projects and interventions on internal and external channels and platforms. This role will play a critical role in shaping how we tell the story of our evidence and impact journey.

Reporting into the Head of Knowledge Management, this role will have a dotted line into the Global Corporate Communication Manager and will actively collaborate with the Global Goals Evidence Uptake Advisors, Global Creative Content Unit, Digital Communications Unit and Global Media Unit. This role will help to ensure that a steady stream of content is produced from our evidence providing insights on the outcomes and impact of our programmes to external stakeholders and audiences.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English) to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally. Skills in other languages would be an advantage.
  • Experience in communications, with interest in external stakeholder engagement and a focus on external digital channels.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering high-quality, concise and compelling communications products for a variety of channels targeting a diverse range of audiences.
  • Proven ability to identify a strong story or evidence example and distil large amounts of information for diverse audiences.
  • Experience in developing and managing communications content and tools and making best use of content. 
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills, with an ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple demands and competing priorities, while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Innovative thinker, enjoys developing and testing new ideas and ways of addressing issues or driving engagement.
  • Great ability to work as part of a team within a networked structure, and to maintain good working relationships with colleagues across functional and geographical boundaries.
  • Significant ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt work plans flexibly depending on external opportunities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values.

We can offer circa £32,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in London or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A full copy of the role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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5 Sep 2023

20 Sep 2023 - 19:59 CDT

Worldwide

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Permanent

Full-time

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