Senior Campaigner

Save the Children

Save the Children has been operating in Nepal since 1976. Our programs to improve the lives of children in Nepal are guided by the National Plan of Action for Children and the UN Millennium Development Goals. As the largest child-focused organization in the Nepal, we cover a wide geographical area with multiple programs that support our vision for all children…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 5+ years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : May 15, 2022

Job Description

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and future we share. Save the Children expects that anyone associated with it abides by its Safeguarding and other Zero Tolerance Policies.

Save the Children is building a fresh approach to campaigning – our work to engage the public to shift political conditions for changes in policy and practice for children.  Our new campaign model centers on child campaigning alongside supporting partnerships and movements; strong public engagement and storytelling to generate political momentum for change.  The Senior Campaigner is responsible to support the Advocacy and Campaign Head of the Nepal Country Office to co-design a campaign strategy and build powerful campaigning for and with children.

The Senior Campaigner’s Role is responsible for managing, driving, and delivering Save the Children’s campaign strategy in Nepal.  This includes developing effective campaigning networks and partnerships that advance our campaign goals and building strong public support for our issues.  The role will lead our approach to support children to develop and deliver campaigns 

Key Responsibilities 

Campaign Strategy and Partnerships

  • Develop and deliver first class global campaign strategies and plans that ensure strong public support for Save the Children’s campaigning agenda in Nepal
  • Make key decisions for the development and delivery of campaign strategy to ensure relevance and context of Nepal
  • Represent Save the Children at campaign related national and international forums as Senior Campaigner for stronger partnership with different networks and external partners
  • Build and nurture new and innovative campaigning partnerships and movement building approaches that enable us to amplify our impact for children
  • Lead and drive specific campaign projects, moments and initiatives, for examples days of action, artivism projects, My Forest Child, SHIFT, etc
  • Play a strong external representation role to support work with key partners to further the aims of our campaigning
  • Bring new and innovative trends and best practise into Save the Children from the wider campaigns and social movement community
  • Support and collaborate strongly with Media Communications team in their content, communications and digital engagement approaches (including social media) to campaigns
  • Take major responsibility for effective Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning approaches to campaigning to ensure effective impact for children
  • Take the lead in documenting campaign activities, including audio/visual documentation, developing advocacy and campaign impact studies, etc.
  • Provide technical support and supervision to the relevant field colleagues for the delivery of campaign at the field level 

Child campaigning

  • Oversee and lead Save the Children’s strategic approach to supporting, catalysing and inspiring strong, impactful child campaigning in Nepal
  • Lead and manage first class online / offline capacity building and training programmes that support children to build their own impactful campaigns in Nepal
  • Drive first class child led campaigns that align with Save the Children’s priority global campaign to tackle climate change and economic inequality
  • Work with safeguarding and child rights experts to ensure robust safeguarding approaches to ensure children’s safety and wellbeing in their campaigning efforts
  • Lead key meetings, webinars and face to face workshops (where appropriate) to support child campaigning

Application of SHIFT Model

  • Work closely with Shift global support team to ‘localise’ Shift workshop activities, ensuring that each activity is fit into co-design workshop.
  • Connect Shift participants with Shift University resources.
  • Arrange videographer to film Shift process in line with Shift impact film guide, capturing key events from co-design to campaign implementation.
  • Facilitate phase 1 co-creation as lead ‘Fun Adult’. You will guide the youth participants through each Shift activity and ensure maximum engagement
  • Work with global Shift support team to organise Creative team to meet with youth group for ‘The Big Pitch’ presentation of campaign Plan.
  • With support of Shift support team, work with youth group to complete a campaign plan that includes launch date, content calendar and production schedule.
  • Manage Shift seed funding on behalf of youth group to produce content for campaign, plan events, engage SCI media team etc.

Public Engagement

  • Oversee the development and implementation of public campaigning projects on our priority areas that are engaging, impactful and contribute to delivering our strategic objectives.
  • Write campaign materials to a high standard that are accurate and in line with Save the Children policy and brand and which effectively engage and communicate messages to a variety of target audiences
  • Contribute to other key campaign projects as required

Required Qualification & Experience


  • Master’s Degree in related field, including social work, environment science, development studies, legal studies, media and communications and other social sciences
  • First class strategist: Proven experience in leading campaign strategy development, planning, delivery and evaluation, and mobilising resources behind its execution
    • Produces an analysis of the issue, potential solutions, the political context and barriers to change
    • Creates and delivers a campaign plan at the relevant level in partnership with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong, proven experience in movement building campaigns approach, including sparking and nurturing partnerships with external networks / organisations to deliver campaign impact
  • At least 5 years (3 years for GESI group) of overall work experience with at least 3 years (1 year for GESI group) of experience of leading and supporting child and / or youth activism
    • Supports the capacity of children to convene, design and implement their own campaigns at local, national and / or international levels
    • Supports others to identify and make the most of opportunities to amplify children’s voices in the public sphere
    • Focusses on promoting the active participation of the children facing inequality and discrimination
  • Proven experience of developing and delivering campaign trainings and capacity building programmes directly as well as with / through colleagues
  • Proven experience of developing and delivering high ambition public campaigning and engagement approaches and strategies
  • Excellent, collaborative leadership style and ability – proven campaign leadership at a senior level
  • 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
  • Ability to work and communicate in Nepali and English
  • 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 setting
  • Understanding of and commitment to Save the Children’s values and ways of working


  • 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.

Required No.(s): 1( Nepalese Citizen only)

Contract length: Fixed Term

Location: Based in Kathmandu, Country Office 

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.

How to Apply

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.

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.