Director of Global Campaigns

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Director of Global Campaigns in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children’s global strategy explicitly recognises and emphasizes the significance of advocacy and campaigning as critical to driving lasting change for children. We can achieve significant change for children through the foundation of our direct programming, but we will not change the world one programme at a time. Advocacy and campaign efforts leverage evidence gathered from our and our partners programmes and research to ensure governments invest in children and strengthen their own laws, policies and programmes to help secure children’s rights. That is how we achieve impact at scale.

As we work with civil society organisations, social movements, children and young people networks, the media, the public as well as global, continental, regional and national institutions to generate crucial commitments to children, we amplify the results of our work exponentially and far beyond our own sphere of control. Engaging and building broad support for our work ensures Save the Children remains a relevant, high impact organisation that challenges the power structures to stop the marginalisation and deprivation of children.

Our campaign model centres child campaigning; supporting partnerships and movements; and strong public engagement and storytelling to generate political momentum for change. The Director of Global Campaigns is a critical leadership role to drive this vision and build powerful campaigns for and with children. They will bring innovative solutions and fresh perspectives to campaigning and mobilisation to ensure we achieve our ambition and targets for influencing and maximise our contribution to the movement for children’s rights.

They will lead Save the Children global efforts to co-create campaigns with children and young people, and mobilise young influencers, campaigners, and activists for children’s rights to accelerate and deliver impact at scale.

The Director of Global Campaigns will lead Save the Children’s child campaigning through a networked structure of members, countries, and regions. The role will oversee the consistent delivery of our Generation Hope campaign plans by coordinating the Generation Hope leadership group; developing effective campaigning networks and partnerships that advance our campaigns ambition.

Working across all parts of Save the Children, they will foster a collaborative global network that effectively links policy, research, advocacy, programmes, communications, and resource mobilisation to achieve our campaign aims.



  • Experience of developing and delivering high ambition and influential public campaigning and engagement approaches and strategies in a global context across a range of countries and cultures
  • Experience supporting the development and delivery of child or youth led campaigning/activism and co-creating change initiatives with young people
  • First class strategist: Proven experience in leading campaign strategy development, planning, delivery and evaluation, and mobilising resources behind its execution
  • Excellent, collaborative leadership style and ability - proven campaign leadership at a senior level for at least 5 years, in a global context; ability to lead, convene and inspire in a complex networked organisation across a range of cultures
  • Strong, proven experience in movement building campaigns approach, including sparking and nurturing partnerships with external networks / organisations to deliver campaign impact;
  • First class high level project management skills – ability to hold and delivery complex campaign projects under pressure
  • 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
  • Creative flare, with experience of a range of campaigning techniques and approaches; with strong digital literacy in approaches to inspiring change
  • A mature understanding of campaign and social movement trends and landscape
  • Problem solver: Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in; ability to operate and make clear decisions in an environment of some uncertainty.
  • Willingness and ability to conduct some international travel (once coronavirus restrictions are lifted)
  • Passion for and ability to work effectively in a diverse setting
  • Understanding of and commitment to Save the Children’s values and ways of working


  • Experience of designing and leading campaign training and capacity building programmes.
  • 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.
  • Lived experience of delivering campaigning in diverse contexts, ideally Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Middle East

We can offer circa £85,000 per annum (If based in the UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National Terms & Conditions (including pay and benefits) will apply.

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) 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 for the duration of the contract.

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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:

We are working with The Adecco Group on this recruitment search, all applications should be sent directly to Annie Regan-Tighe at The Addeco Group, via email to

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations.

Please do not submit your application via our recruitment portal, all applications should be sent directly

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.

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28 Sep 2023

12 Oct 2023 - 23:59 GMT


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