Regional Communication Manager – Senegal

POSITION TITLE: Regional Communications Manager, West and Central Africa


LOCATION: Dakar, Senegal




Level 3: the job holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (eg once a week or more) or intensively (eg four days in a month or more or overnight) because they work on national programs; or visit country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police vetting/vetting process personnel.


As a key member of the WCA regional team, you will be responsible for developing and leading internal and external communications strategies for Save the Children in WCA. You will provide oversight of regional communications to better profile the Save the Children programme, campaign efforts and humanitarian response, such as building communications capacity in country offices in West and Central Africa.

You will also be responsible for effectively developing and implementing communication strategies for WCA; manage communication opportunities and products in W&C Africa, with a focus on long-term development and humanitarian contexts; coordinate communication needs and initiatives in the region with advocacy and campaign support in the region; build the capacity of communication staff in country programmes.


Reports to: Regional Director of Advocacy and Campaigns

Role Dimensions: This is a demanding, outward facing role that requires excellent communication skills with a wide range of audiences, an ability to maximize media opportunities and an ability to build capacity and to work in a network structure through Save the Children.


Strategy development and implementation:

  • Work with the regional office, national programs, Save the Children International (SCI) centre, members and technical advisors to develop and implement effective communication in humanitarian and development contexts.
  • Contribute to SCI’s strategic objectives in West and Central Africa and ensure compliance with SCI’s policies and procedures, including strengthening our collective approach to child rights in communications and child protection. You will also be responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of an effective strategy for the online presence of the country/regional office and the support program to develop communication tools on specific issues/programmes.
  • Work with the Save the Children International (SCI) center to develop and implement an effective inclusion strategy encompassing knowledge sharing across West and Central Africa by organizing bilingual meetings, conferences, webinars, translation of documents and integration of interpreters.

Internal and external communications (with link to the media):

  • Support country offices in collecting, developing and disseminating high quality communication materials to a range of external and internal audiences;
  • Support the development and delivery of communications materials in preparation for, during and after emergencies, including assisting response teams to receive, compile and distribute relevant emergency response information in a timely manner; establish and maintain effective communication information management systems in humanitarian and development contexts;
  • Ensure that internal communications in the region bringing program stories are told in a compelling way and find ways to increase brand visibility;
  • Act as a source of information on regional programs that reinforces the company’s main external messages, our brand positioning and our image guidelines;
  • Layout our internal communications material and coordinate regional media and program visits to make them visible from a communications perspective;
  • Provide communications support to regional and country offices as required.
  • Increase internal communications within Save the Children by producing a monthly West and Central Africa newsletter to be disseminated throughout the Save the Children movement.
  • Design and format key reports, policy briefs and other documents related to West and Central Africa as required.
  • Work with children to develop key messages to support our communication in West and Central Africa and ensure their wide dissemination within and outside the Save the Children movement;
  • Design and implement social media strategy and campaign ideas, and secure support from country offices, Save the Children International hub and other departments.

Capacity Building:

  • Work with country programs and regional technical advisors to develop and implement an effective capacity building strategy, including leading and developing specialized training workshops, coaching, mentoring and apprenticeships for the advocacy, child-centered communication and working with the media and social media.
  • Manage an intern, set clear goals and develop a work plan to achieve those deliverables.

Children’s participation

  • Work with colleagues in the country office to develop their capacity to support children
  • Engage with external organizers to support strategic events for SCI child activists to participate

SKILLS AND BEHAVIORS (SCI Values ​​in Practice)


  • holds itself accountable for making decisions, effectively managing resources, realizing and exemplifying the values ​​of Save the Children
  • 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 guidance and development to improve performance, and enforcing the consequences appropriate when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team members to do the same
  • broadly shares his personal vision of Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • forward-looking, thinks strategically and globally.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships with team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

  • values ​​diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

  • accessible, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and promotes new and innovative solutions
  • resourceful and dynamic in the accomplishment of different tasks
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


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


  • A master’s degree is desirable in communications, international relations, development, political science, law or relevant field. The baccalaureate is essential.


  • Experience managing a communications team, including: overseeing strategic development; development of quality written, photographic and video material; quality editing skills for internal and external audiences; strong understanding of marketing and branding and its role in communications; ability to maximize media opportunities and respond effectively to media inquiries
  • Demonstrated experience in communications work and strategy development, with experience in influencing policy communications and a solid understanding of the United Nations and multilateral systems.
  • Experience working to build communication capacity; demonstrated ability to facilitate workshops, provide coaching and mentoring, and support the professional development of others
  • Experience working in humanitarian and development contexts, including some of Save the Children’s priority areas – children in humanitarian contexts, child protection, children’s rights, education, health and nutrition, food security and livelihoods
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, analyze complex information and propose creative, practical and effective solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to distill large amounts of information to a variety of audiences
  • Strong experience in the best use of social media
  • A proven ability to network with diverse partners in pursuit of common goals
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills, including an ability to deal with people at all levels with credibility, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to work flexibly in a team and quickly adjust work plan and priorities in response to external opportunities
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in a diverse international environment, including work experience in developing countries
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Fluency in English and French is essential
  • A commitment to Save the Children values

Equal opportunities

The incumbent is required to perform their duties in accordance with ICS policies and procedures on equal opportunity and diversity.

Health and security

The incumbent is required to perform their duties in accordance with SCI’s health and safety policies and procedures.

Additional Job Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities described above are not exhaustive and the incumbent may be required to perform additional duties appropriate to their level of skills and experience.

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