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Global Digital Communications Unit Lead (maternity cover) Kalulushi

Save the Children International

Save the Children International Kalulushi Zambia

2 months ago

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Global Digital Communications Unit Lead in London, UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children is in the middle of its ambitious 2019 – 2021 strategic plan that looks to significantly increase our digital engagement with new and existing supporters to achieve our programmatic and advocacy goals.

Both raising funds and engaging with our supporters through campaigning in digital channels are key to delivering to the strategy.

This role sits within the Global Digital Engagement Team, a virtual team, which provides strategic support and specialist technical guidance to our 27+ Members, most of them in Asia, Oceania, Europe and the Americas. This team also focuses on reaching out to new audiences and engaging with them in non-member markets with a special focus on a list of key markets.

This role will... lead the Digital Communications Unit (DCU), a unit that sits within the digital team and supports all sub-teams of the wider department and other key stakeholders with a digital first approach to brand and strategic communications, audience engagement, campaigning and fundraising, using our organic digital channels (website and social media), engagement tactics and organic content to build and engage our various audiences.

The Global Digital Communications Unit Lead is responsible for
• Leading the DCU, a team of five, in delivery of Communications and Engagement team’s KPIs
• Development of DCU strategy, goals, KPIs and ways of working, including the personal development of four roles through effective people management and team leadership skills
• Developing effective digital communications strategies for global campaigns, key global moments and emergency responses
• Management of team capacity, workload, prioritization and planning , which includes top level budget planning and management
• Leading on development of strategy for use of SCI digital channels (organic social media and website) to deliver key organizational goals
• Responsible for content and channel management and community engagement across owned channels being ultimately accountable for performance
• Measuring and tracking digital brand and engagement impact via framework
• Embedding trends and insights into strategic planning and thinking across the organisation
• Member support and engagement- skill sharing, training, capacity
• Integration and collaboration with digital specialists in Digital Engagement, GCCU, Media, CEO office

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


• Proven experience in a strategic lead role with decision making responsibilities
• Demonstrable leadership and people management skills
• Demonstrable high level knowledge and at least five years of experience in digital communications, social media, social listening, and community management
• Demonstrated success in delivering high-quality, impact driven, digital campaigns at an international level.
• Data driven person with strong analytical skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, additional language skills would be an asset
• Experience developing well performing social media and website content
• Significant ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt work plans flexibly depending on external opportunities.
• Capacity to build and maintain excellent relations and to work effectively in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity
• A willingness to travel to support members directly or to relevant events as required.

• Experience working internationally in a support role to a diverse range of local offices
• Senior experience in the INGO sector.
• Proven project management skills delivering complex projects on time and on budget with a strong knowledge of analysis of costs/impact and all other relevant digital engagement KPIs.
• Strong personal, organisational and self-management skills; with an ability to lead and work in teams and motivate others
• A self-starter using initiative to see opportunities to achieve objectives in this role
• Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
• Strong IT skills particularly in Microsoft products
• Ability to articulate the work of Save the Children with passion

We can offer circa £61,000 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.

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
Kalulushi Zambia

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