Internal Communications Director
Save the Children is a global child rights organisation with a dual mandate to deliver world-class, quality programming in health, education and child protect and to be the leading INGO for children in emergencies.
Save the Children:
• reaches 50 million children every year
• raises $1.4 billion for children every year
• has 30 national organizations in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia
• works in more than 90 countries and has over 15,000 employees
The Internal Communications Director is responsible for supporting the transformation of Save the Children, by ensuring excellent communication, within Save the Children International (SCI) as well as across the wider membership. More specifically, they will be engaging staff (worldwide) and staying on top of the ‘pulse’ of the organisation. S/he will also be supporting/facilitating knowledge sharing processes and technology and acting as the ‘conscience’ and coach/business partner for senior leaders in the organisation while establishing a ‘line of sight’ for everyone, making the strategy and our execution tangible for people. To deliver on this, s/he will have to start with co-creating an ambitious internal communication strategy across the membership and SCI.
Qualifications and experience
• Ideally to degree level, communications and/or media
• Proven leadership at a senior level, preferably in a multi-cultural context, and ability to work in a networked organisation, influencing others through ‘soft power’
• Experience in leading the creation and implementation of a strategy, demonstrating the ability to identify the necessary steps towards an ambitious goal.
• External orientation and business understanding: being able to advise senior leaders on the impact of decisions made
• Experience of a range of communication channels and technologies
• A track record of successful project management in a complex organisation, with a proven ability to forge consensus and drive action
• Ability to lead teams, providing professional direction, inspiration, high standards of performance and championing standards and developing team members
• Experience of building personal networks at senior levels, resulting in improved engagement
• Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
• Significant experience of managing staff with different backgrounds and expertise and building and developing their performance
• Willingness to travel overseas for up of 15% of the time
• Ability to work in a culturally diverse setting
• Commitment to Save the Children’s values and ways of working
When applying please include details of your current salary in covering letter
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Please note that the closing date for applications is 10th July 2012
For further information on this role, please see our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
How to apply: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to the link provided