Director - Advocacy, Campaigns, Communications and Media (ACCM)
Contract Type: Regular | Job Location: Dhaka | No. of Vacancies: 01

Are you a dynamic team leader, an excellent communicator, and an expert in designing and implementing ambitious advocacy and campaign strategies? Do you have a passion for social impact especially involving children’s rights and welfare?

Save The Children Bangladesh is looking for an ambitious and visionary Advocacy, Campaign, Communications and Media (ACCM) Director to build and lead a team of influencing and engagement specialists working to improve the lives, agency, and future of children especially those from disadvantaged groups and communities. The ACCM team supports the organisation’s strategic objectives across a range of themes including humanitarian response and recovery, the climate crisis, child protection, education, and health and nutrition.

This is a Senior Management Team role, reporting to the Country Director, and working with colleagues at the national, regional and international levels as part of the world’s leading independent organization for children. In Bangladesh, we have been working for more than 50 years with a strong presence and reputation.

We invite applications from candidates with substantial experience in advocacy, campaigning, communications and/or media, preferably in the social sector, including in leadership roles. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Requirements may be more flexible for suitable female applicants.

The position is for Bangladeshi Nationals Only.

The Opportunity
As a Senior Management Team (SMT) member, the ACCM Director will aim to strengthen organizational representation and positioning for influencing policies and practices, mobilizing public support and engagement. The role will seek to amplify the voices of children to deliver lasting impact for children in both development and humanitarian contexts.

S/he will lead the design, development, and execution of the country ACCM strategy and provide strategic guidance for achieving Save the Children’s advocacy aims, amplifying the advocacy and campaign voices of children and youth, strengthening Save the Children’s brand recognition and promoting the work we do in Bangladesh.

The role will work closely with our Thematic Directors, the Program Development and Quality (PDQ) Director as well as with the regional and global ACCM teams. S/he will represent Save the Children in the external forums, act as a media spokesperson, and maintain strategic engagement with key government stakeholders to advocate for child-centred and child-informed policies, strategies, and actions.

In the above capacity, the role will report directly to the Country Director and in turn manage our Advocacy, Communications and Media team and related budgets. S/he will support and encourage the team to come up with innovative approaches and effective tools to ensure a strong and influential voice nationally, regionally and globally both for our organisation but also for children in Bangladesh.

The key responsibilities include but not limited to:

1. Strategy and planning

  • Lead ACCM functions to deliver SCIBD country strategic plan and provide leadership for the design, development, and execution the country ACCM strategy and related plans

2. Advocacy and Campaigns

  • Provide strategic leadership on country advocacy actions encompassing both sector and cross-sectoral advocacy level in alignment with the Country Strategic Plan
  • Provide leadership to ACCM team to drive impactful campaigns linked to programme and policy objectives through active engagement of the general public and other key stakeholders.

3. Media and Communications

  • Provide leadership for strengthening SCI branding in the domestic and international market to support campaign as well as diversify and mobilize resources

4. People Management

  • Ensures adequate ACCM staffing and capacity with appropriate gender balance and diversity

5. Country Office Leadership and Representation

  • Represent Save the Children at appropriate country-level working groups.
  • Represent the Bangladesh ACCM team and country office in relevant regional and global ACCM discussions

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of experience, 4-5 years in similar role in an NGO/ INGO (ideally) or corporate entity will be preferred.
  • Proven experience in developing advocacy strategies and leading evidence-based policy development, influence and wins
  • Demonstrated experience in leading public campaign design and understanding various types of communication and branding materials for diverse audience (internal/external)
  • Deep understanding of socio-economic-cultural-environmental-governance-policy landscape, preferably for both development and humanitarian context
  • Ability to build and maintain relationship with government and other key stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent ability to analyse, interpret and present complex data for diverse stakeholders
  • Agility to manage own team and engage with teams at regional and global level
  • Excellence in written and spoken communication skills both in English and Bangla, including demonstrated ability to respond to media professionally
  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Communication/Social Science/English from reputed public and private university.

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and an up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

For a detailed job description and to apply online, please visit:

Application deadline: January 20, 2024

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview
‘Save the Children promotes diversity in its workforce.’

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