Senior Manager – Media and Communications

Save the Children invites application for the above mentioned position. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements will be flexible for the potential female candidates. 


The role 

The Senior Manager- Media & Communications in his/her capacity is responsible for providing leadership to ensure excellence in building and maintaining effective working relationships internally and externally with members, partners and donors, in both emergency and development contexts. This senior position shares overall responsibility for implementing a consistent brand and visibility of SCI through leading the Media and Communications team. S/he will function as a key contact for external communications and work with programs to develop crisp communications materials for development interventions and humanitarian response and to build a stronger brand narrative. 

The Senior Manager will implement communications & media strategy which identifies audiences influencing Save the Children’s program implementation, and strengthen program and partner staff capacity on communication and media. S/he will also develop and maintain strong relationships with media outlets in the country, and maximize media opportunities, including drafting media statements for in-country media release and ensure the SC visibility in the media and other relevant platform. Responsibilities also include, contribute in country strategic plan, high quality communications materials development and sharing with relevant audience, communication team supervision and technical guidance to programs.


Qualifications and experience

  • At least 7 years’ working experience in managing communications and media activities, preferably substantial experience in a corporate or an I/NGO environment, including 3 years in management position
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading the development and implementation of communication strategies. 
  • Experienced in managing media crisis and strong national media network
  • Demonstrable track record of leading change which has led to significant results for the organisation and their stakeholders
  • Excellent spoken, writing and presentation skills, particularly in English
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Advanced computer proficiency in MS-Office suit, Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated networking skills with the media, government representatives and other stakeholders.
  • Understanding and well-abreast of social media platforms and proven ability to manage team. 
  • Master’s Degree in Communication/Journalism/Public Administration/Social Science or relevant field.

Contract length: Regular 
Job Location: Dhaka 


The Organization

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

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

We need to keep children safe so our selection process 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.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 25 Jun 2020

Closing date: 4 Jul 2020 - 23:59 +06

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Department: Communications and Media

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

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