Ended ​​​​​​​National Campaign Manager

The Job

National Campaign Manager - Country Office

Position Objectives:

Save the Children International (SCI) Yemen Country Office (CO) has an annual budget of around USD 70 million and growing, working mainly on the humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict and its impact including more recently on the cholera outbreak. The CO has over 700 staff and 1500 volunteers and works in nine governorates in the north and south of the country through seven field offices and two sub-offices in addition to the main office in Sana’a.

The National Campaigns Manager will work closely with the AMC Director and team, the program teams in the field to identify and lead on new campaigns opportunities, coordinate and implement campaigns activities, in line with the AMC strategy, the Yemen Country Strategy, SCI global campaign strategy ‘Every Last Child’ (ELC), and donors plans. This position will support the program team to create campaign tactics that are aligned with the AMC strategy. This role will report to the AMC Director and will be based in the Country Office with frequent travel to the field offices.

The primary responsibility of this role is to develop the CO’s capacity to implement campaigns in country at both national and governorate levels. As such the Campaigns Manager will work to support the response team to quickly develop and implement a humanitarian-response campaigns work-stream.  The post holder will be the focal person for campaign enquiries for SCI Yemen. The function will be part of the Response Team  in order to ensure that key campaign strategies and tactics are informed by the response.


Campaign Management

  • Lead on designing, rolling-out and implementing the national campaigns plan of SC Yemen in the framework of Save the Children’s global campaign ‘Every Last Child’ (ELC), and ensure that Yemen is featured in global campaign processes;
  • Lead on budget development and management of campaign plan;
  • Lead on the implementation of campaign activities at field level;
  • Oversee our work with partners in relation to the implementation of campaigns activities at the field level, if relevant;
  • Responsible for developing and ensuring the implementation of campaign work plans;
  • Ensure that the ELC campaign is child-led and that children’s opinions and voices are fully integrated in the strategy.
  • Lead on the development of donors’ proposals in relation to campaigns activities at the national level, including identification of new campaigns ideas, preparation of a campaign budget, internally mobilising the program team to have buy-in on these ideas and oversee the implementation of campaign activities.
  • The Campaigns Manager will seek clarification on any sensitive matters which may impact upon the response operations and seek appropriate sign off on any messaging or products.

Producing Campaign Products:

  • Lead on the creation of campaign slogans and products that suit the national / field context in line with the campaign strategy and the advocacy messaging;
  • Managing information received from the field to determine the type of campaign that is needed; and managing information following the implementation of a campaign to feed into our advocacy and media work
  • Support mobilisation and creative activities in the field.
  • Lead on the coordination of campaigns efforts at field level and link it to national and global campaigns efforts;
  • Feedback into the ELC campaign strategy, support in defining the problem and identifying target audiences, as well as local partners from the field;
  • Support the Advocacy, Media and Campaigns Director to develop campaigns risk assessments for the activities and objectives in the Yemen Advocacy and Campaign Strategy;
  • Lead the implementation of ELC campaign strategy at field office level.

Internal/External Engagement and Representation & Coordination

  • Internal engagement: Engage with key Member and MEE Regional Office across Save the Children to ensure Yemen is featured in key moments and global reports (Childhood Index, Protecting Children in Conflict, ELC Girls’ Strand, etc.)
  • Be the Yemen campaigns focal point within Save the Children and represent the CO at campaigns related meetings internally and externally

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

  • Responsible for making sure all campaigns staff understand and are able to perform their roles in an emergency
  • Manage the campaigns team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly
  • Responsible for the recruitment and training of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff;
  • Develop staff through the following methods
    • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measurable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
    • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
    • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
    • Documentation of performance that is at standard and above and less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/work plans


  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field
  • Prior experience working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states
  • Significant (3-5 years) prior experience in campaigning at Country level on humanitarian issues, child rights, human rights, or development issues, preferably in emergency response contexts or fragile states
  • Experience of social mobilisation on humanitarian issues at national, regional and/or international level
  • Experience of and strong skills in developing and implementing humanitarian campaigns strategies
  • Good attention to detail
  • Extensive knowledge of child rights and international humanitarian law
  • High level of creativity and connectivity with various audiences
  • Exceptional language skills in both English and Arabic
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
  • Patience, adaptability, flexibility, and ability to improvise and remain responsive and to communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to seek people’s views while also taking responsibility to determine the most appropriate course of action and to act decisively
  • Experience in working with other NGOs and coordinating inter-agency advocacy activities, strategies and product
How to Apply

All CVs to be sent through our account yemen.jobs@savethechildren.org

“Please mention the Position and Duty Station on your email Subject”

This position is open to Yemeni nationals only

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in YemeAll applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 2 January 2019
  • Deadline: 15 January 2019