Regional Campaigns Lead MENAEE


The post-holder will lead on campaigning in the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Europe region, designing and leading the implementation of a regional campaigning approach, setting the strategic direction and identifying priority areas of action linking national, regional, and global work across the Save the Children movement. The Regional Campaigns Lead will lead on engaging key internal and external stakeholders in the process, leading the identification and engagement of campaign partnerships and key campaign relationships. The post-holder, will also lead on the support to COs in the region on the design and implementation of creative and impactful campaigns that lead to positive changes for children most impacted by inequality and discrimination by leading on the development, review, and sign off of national campaign plans, and leading on local-global engagement and regional external engagement on campaigns. The post-holder will also work to ensure child campaigning is integrated throughout our work and sign off (with the CSG lead) on risk assessments for child campaigning for regional engagement. He/she will be responsible in tracking and supporting the development and implementation of campaign strategies that will engage the public to influence government and other institutional policies and practice to achieve positive and lasting changes to fulfil children’s rights and lead on developing context specific indicators to measure campaign change. 

The Regional Campaigns Lead will work to build a cross-functional strategy on wider civic space within the region, identifying and building a strategy to tackle civic space restrictions limiting children’s ability to campaign safely across the region. This will also include looking at the digital space for safe engagement of children and youth in campaigning. A key part of the role will be overall MEAL and strategic planning processes, working with COs and RO programme colleagues to ensure integration between functions where most relevant.

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

  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field 
  • Experience of developing and coordinating multi-level campaign plans, with the knowledge and understanding of a range of campaign and advocacy tactics effective in MENAEE contexts
  • A minimum 6-9 years of campaigning experience with an international or regional NGO, with experience in successfully leading the development and implementation of campaign strategies
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of public campaigning in achieving political, policy and normative change 
  • Demonstrable track record of ensuring meaningful and safe participation of children in advocacy and campaigns
  • Demonstrable creative ability in accessing new opportunities, expertise and ideas
  • Experience in managing risk in sensitive and complex settings 
  • Experience in influencing government, donors, and other organisations through representation and/or advocacy and campaigning
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines without compromising standards of quality 
  • Ability to design and manage projects and to convene and align staff across functions and countries behind shared objectives 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation 
  • Highly developed ability to analyse complex data and to summarise and communicate them in ways that are accessible to a range of audiences
  • An initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Good project management skills, with the ability to plan work and meet deadlines and lead virtual project teams
  • The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children’s mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Desirable
  • Experience of designing and delivering training, presentations and other capacity building activities to varied audiences, including public speaking experience in high-level settings. 
  • Arabic language.

Key responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Strategic leadership and oversight 

  • Lead on all campaign strategy development across the MENAEE Region

Management and development of staff 

  • Develop and oversee workplans for two campaigns staff in the regional office, including working to build staff capacity on campaigns and child participation and campaigning.

Evidence and Learning

Technical support and coordination


  • Provides (on a regular basis) creative/innovative solutions to problems or tasks
  • Makes decisions and solves problem on new and complex issues, requiring creative thinking to find best solutions in communication with the AMC Director – MENAEE
  • Drives innovation to seize new opportunities in our external environment 
  • Required to operate to tight deadlines, using independent judgement within clear parameters
  • Lead on the development and implementation of complex strategies
  • Use information from a variety of sources to inform decision making
  • Represents Save the Children to external contacts and deals with stakeholders
  • Expert knowledge on campaigns tactics and tools
  • Requires the ability to analyze and communicate complex information to a wide audience.

The Organization

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

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.

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9 Nov 2023

31 Jan 2024 - 05:38 EST


Advocacy, Campaigns and Policy



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