Child Led Advocacy Coordinator at Save the Children

The Opportunity

Save the Children International- Uganda has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Child Led Advocacy Coordinator based in Gulu City.


The Child-led Advocacy Coordinator will support Save the Children programmes to empower children to claim their political and civil rights, promoting civil society voice and space, public financial management and how it impacts public investment in children, monitoring and reporting on child rights and national development planning processes (e.g. on the SDGs).

The role will work closely with operations colleagues and with partners, building their capacity and building ownership and agency of local organisations. The role will support the design and implementation and monitoring and evaluation systems of our programmes whilst sharing learning across our teams and partners.


Managing Civic and Advocacy Community Platforms

  • Closely coordinate with country office colleagues, particularly the PDQ technical team members, for engagement in national and other engagements
  • Support the delivery of Behaviour change communication activities and messaging to families and communities on children’s rights
  • Organise Annual learning fora for partners/actors on various issues surrounding children’s rights (inclusive of children with disability)
  • Build capacity of Save the Children staff and partners on the UNCRPD

Supporting national child advocacy networks and systems

  • Map out local and national child networks
  • In close collaboration with the Head of Advocacy and Communications and the PDQ team, develop a model for Save the Children’s child and youth engagement and advocacy
  • Implement and maintain that model
  • Be the key liaison between thematic advocacy priorities and children’s networks and activate them when needed

Technical Leadership:

  • Provide technical support and guidance for CRG for the Country Office, and provide strategic approaches in relation to the wider country strategy and in close collaboration with the PDQ technical teams and in particular with the Child Protection and Education teams.
  • Build capacity of national staff and partners in key technical approaches related to CRG.

Ensuring Programme Quality (Design & Implementation):

  • Work closely with new business development colleagues to pursue funding opportunities that allow for both integration into broader programmes and standalone CRG projects; engage with technical partners and colleagues across Save the Children.
  • Support the technical scoping, planning, and design during new programme development to design and deliver high quality integrated and standalone CRG programmes for children, building on global best practice.
  • Provide support and guidance to project implementation teams to ensure that CRG components are technically sound, implementation methods are consistent with national and global strategies, acknowledged good practice (e.g. Save the Children Common Approaches); and are likely to achieve scale, as well as equitable and sustainable results.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Child Rights or related field.
  • Experience in working with a (child) rights-based NGO, with specific focus on advocacy/influencing.
  • Solid experience of working with child or youth networks
  • Strong writing, editorial and graphic skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills. Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems as necessary.

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.

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


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