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The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Senior Global Campaignerin London, UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children is building a fresh approach to campaigning – our work to engage publics to shift political conditions for changes in policy and practise for children. Our new campaign model centres child campaigning alongside supporting partnerships and movements; strong public engagement and storytelling to generate political momentum for change. In 2022 we embarked on a major new global 5 year campaign to tackle climate change and economic inequality as deeply connected crises that threaten child rights. 

The Senior Global Campaigner is a critical role to helps us realise this vision and build powerful campaigning for and with children. This role will lead and drive critical campaign projects across the world. It will help ensure child campaigning as a central and leading element of our global campaign; this will include supporting campaigns, communications and advocacy teams in Members and Country Offices to build their capacity to support child campaigning. You will help build and nurture partnerships with a range of movements, organisations and child and youth networks to achieve change for children. 

In order to be successful you will bring/have:



  • Experience and interest in the development of impactful campaigns, built from the experience of using a range of campaigning and movement building tactics.
  • Experience of leading and supporting child and / or youth activism; especially using a variety of tools and approaches to engage with children from diverse backgrounds
  • Proven experience of mobilising public audiences to affect policy change across a range of campaigning and organising techniques and tactics.
  • First class high level project management skills – ability to hold and delivery complex campaign projects independently, under pressure in a global / international context
  • Natural, collaborative leadership style and ability - ability to lead, convene and inspire in a complex networked organisation across a range of cultures
  • Understanding of the external campaigning landscape, including in global political contexts.
  • First class communication skills: the ability to communicate complex information verbally and in writing in a clear, simple way to wider staff, partners and campaigns audiences
  • Experience and passion for nurturing, developing and supporting relationships with external networks and organisations to deliver campaigning impact
  • Experience of developing and delivering campaign trainings and capacity building programmes directly as well as with / through colleagues
  • Passionate commitment to supporting children to campaign; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with children of all backgrounds / ages and to ‘see the world through a child’s eyes’;
  • Creative flare, with experience of a range of campaigning techniques and approaches; with strong digital literacy in approaches to inspiring change
  • Passion for and ability to work effectively in a diverse global organisation
  • Understanding of and commitment to Save the Children’s values and ways of working
  • Ability to operate within a predominantly self-servicing administrative environment.


  • Ability to communicate in Spanish, French and / or Arabic an advantage
  • Strong experience in public engagement and mobilisation through digital approaches and tactics
  • Experience of overseeing campaign contributions from a range of functional experts (advocacy, comms etc) including matrix management of staffed in dispersed team.
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully using insights and data into public behaviour and attitudes to shape campaigning strategies.

We can offer circa £45,000 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.

7 Mar 2023

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