CAAC Advocacy,Communications & Campaigns, Program Specialist Job Vacancy in Kenya - Save the Children

Position Title: Program Specialist - CAAC Advocacy,Communications & Campaigns 

Closing date: 1 Nov 2022 

Programme Specialist (CAAC Advocacy, Communications, External Engagement and Campaigns)

The Programme Specialist (CAAC Advocacy, Communications, External Engagement and Campaigns) will provide leadership and technical guidance on advocacy, campaigns and communications and contribute to Save the Children's Protection of Children in Conflict Programmatic ambitions and the Stop the War on Children Campaign through a complex Pan-African Programme that has been growing since its inception in 2013.

The CAAC Programme supports programming and advocacy initiatives targeting children in situations of armed conflict and a wide range of actors such as the African Union, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Regional Mechanisms (RMs), Treaty Bodies, Bilateral Institutions, Member States, Civil Society Organizations and Armed Actors both State and Non-State at strategic policy and decision-making level to address the complex subject of children in situations of conflict.

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


  • 7 years or more experience in Child Protection Programming with at least 3 years Pan African/Regional level experience. Demonstrated Postgraduate Professional or Specialist working knowledge and experience in Child Protection and specifically CAAC and Peace and Security Programming.
  • Demonstrated professional or specialist working knowledge and experience in advocacy, campaigns and communication, and specifically CAAC and Peace and Security Programming.
  • Solid understanding and engagement with the African Union Peace and Security Architecture.
  • Solid understanding of Armed Actors engagement and relations
  • Demonstrated experience in humanitarian advocacy and communication.
  • Demonstrated capability to make decisions with creativity and some independent judgment
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing to obtain the cooperation of others.
  • Proven excellence in being a team player and significant experience working in an international organisation.
  • An appreciation and understanding of how to manoeuvre in a context of shrinking space for civil society, ensuring Save the Children's integrity and child rights are not compromised
  • Demonstrated knowledge of children's issues, rights-based program approaches, and child safeguarding principles.
  • Strong skills and proven experience in program management processes; also from the knowledge and learning perspective.
  • Able to work well under pressure and deadlines
  • Excellent listening, inter-personal, communication and networking skills; proven experience and effectiveness working across functional teams and in a matrixed structure; and an ability to work with diverse populations.
  • High level of self-awareness and willingness to take feedback for growth and self-development.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector work
  • Proven experience in designing Terms of Reference, and ability to design and review evaluation tools and approaches.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Exemplary level of spoken and written English.


  • Fluency in French, both verbal and written, desirable

Contract duration:1 year(renewable)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

*This role will be based at the regional office under National Contract terms*

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 current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

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 International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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