Campaign Specialist


Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Ensure that all campaign partners and participants are receiving ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.


Every Last Child campaign, in Sri Lanka, focuses on the effect of parental migration on children left behind. During the first phase of the campaign, the campaign initiatives focused on the children’s clubs established through the Mother and Child Friendly Plantations Programme in Nuwara Eliya district. Child led advocacy initiatives were facilitated and the space for enabling the voice and concerns of children of migrants was facilitated.

During the next phase, the Every Last Child campaign will collaborate with other migration stakeholders, such as government institutions, international NGOs, civil society organizations, youth clubs and children’s clubs, and support a public discourse and awareness raising on the issues and vulnerabilities faced by children left behind by migrating parents. The campaign will also  focus its advocacy efforts on strengthening existing government policies and mechanisms in the areas of child protection, education and health and nutrition in order to ensure they do address specific vulnerabilities of children left behind by migrating parents.

The role holder will be responsible for designing the campaign and engaging the key campaign stakeholders at national and provincial levels, and coordinating with the district based programme teams.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.



Reports to: Senior Programme Manager

Staff reporting to this post: Project Officer - Campaign

Budget Responsibilities: None

Role Dimensions:

This role requires extensive networking with national and provincial level government stakeholders, CSOs working on the issue of migration and children left behind, thus requiring strong communication skills and especially the ability to communicate with impact, engaging effectively with media agencies, campaign partners and other stakeholders.

This role will be  required to work in collaboration with the project teams in designing campaign and advocacy interventions.  



  • Overall responsibility to ensure quality of Save the Children’s Every Last Child campaign in Sri Lanka.
  • Engage and communicate with key campaign stakeholders, building campaign partnerships in an accountable and collaborative manner and in line with the campaign strategy for 2019 – 2021.
  • Participate in provincial level and national level government and CSO fora, that work on the issue of migration and children left behind by migrated parents.
  • Proactively coordinate with the campaign stakeholders and plan campaign messaging and public mobilization events/ stunts
  • Coordinate with media institutions, and other potential communication outreach avenues, to ensure campaign messages reach the right audience in a timely manner.
  • Work with the Senior Managers Programme and Child Protection, in ensuring that the youth engagement and child led advocacy are integrated into the campaign plan.
  • Strengthen the Every Last Child campaign stakeholder network in the central province and ensuring they are built in or linked to existing CSO networks.
  • Work closely with MEAL Coordinator (Nuwara Eliya) and the MEAL Manager (Colombo) to ensure documentation of campaign intiatives are undertaken regularly.
  • Work with Senior Manager Programme, in ensuring all campaign related activities are completed within time, as per budget planned, achieving campaign objectives and ensuring that the campaign is in line with SCI principles, values and strategic plans.
  • Comply with and promote Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures
  • The role holder will have access to sensitive and confidential information which needs to be reported and stored accordingly.


BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity



  • Bachelors’ degree in communications, journalism, development studies, social sciences, LLB or a related field



  • Minimum of 5 years experience in campaign designing, planning and implementation
  • Good track record of being part of national level campaign designing, planning and implementation.
  • Experience working with national and provincial level government stakeholders as well as civil society organizations in the areas of migration, child rights or child protection.
  • Excellent coordination and facilitation skills, with strong ability to be collaborative and proactive in different scenarios and contingencies required to deliver desired/ high quality results and changes for children
  • Sound understanding of government mechanisms working on migration, child protection and child rights issues.
  • Basic understanding on policies, legislation and pratices in Sri Lanka in regard to migration and child rights.
  • Experience working with national and provincial level government institutions as well as civil society organizations
  • Ability to build networks, multi-party coordination, represent SC in networking and advocacy process.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Tamil or Sinhala
  • Ability to think and apply innovative ideas, conceptualise creative approaches and deliver best effective ourcomes.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets


  • Experience working on advocacy and child-focused campaigns
  • Experience monitoring and assessing campaign effectiveness
  • Experience working with tea estate communities
  • Trilingual capacity is desirable


Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

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.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Tuesday 15 January 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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