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Communications and Advocacy Officer Position Available

Are you a professional with experience in communications and advocacy? Do you have an interest in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in humanitarian settings?

Would you like to be part of a team setting a new direction for innovation and implementation science linking civil society, academics and policy makers around the globe?

If yes, then this could be your opportunity.


Hosted by Save the Children Denmark – a member of one of the world’s leading Child Rights-based organizations – the MHPSS Collaborative is a global platform for MHPSS research, innovation, learning and advocacy. We connect key academic and humanitarian actors with local civil society to support quality MHPSS programs at scale for children and families in fragile and humanitarian contexts. Based upon meaningful partnerships and local realities and solutions, the Collaborative works to:

  • Convene key stakeholders local to global for MHPSS sharing, exchange, learning and innovation;
  • Develop and share knowledge to ensure that child and family evidence-informed child and family MHPSS interventions and knowledge are widely accessible and available for frontline stakeholders;
  • Champion MHPSS as lifesaving for children and families through evidence-based advocacy; and
  • Address emerging challenges by identifying and bringing to focus emerging critical issues with tangible guidance and actions to address MHPSS needs of the most vulnerable children and families.

As Communications and Advocacy Officer, you will support MHPSS Collaborative in communication and advocacy related to thematic areas, programmes and key local and global MHPSS advocacy moments. Your responsibilities will be, for example, to:

  • Articulate key messages for communications and advocacy/policy work
  • Bring visibility to Collaborative programming, innovation and learning in quality child, youth and family MHPSS
  • Support participation in events and forums that are strategic to the promotion of youth engagement in mental health advocacy
  • Liaise with creative, video and graphic professionals to create content and support design of Collaborative-branded materials for dissemination
  • Assist in convening meetings and online forums and stakeholders
  • Draft advocacy pieces in collaboration with key partners and technical staff of the Collaborative for the purpose of increasing attention and funding to child and family MHPSS
  • Design and implement a communications and advocacy strategy for the Collaborative to support upcoming MHPSS events across the year
  • Identify key channels and formats for dissemination of resources (e.g., learning reports, conference summaries)
  • Perform tasks on specific projects (e.g., Horizon 2020 work package on communication and dissemination)

Your personal and professional profile includes:

  • Previous experience as a communications, public relations, or events officer
  • Knowledge of MHPSS and advocacy preferred
  • Familiarity with running PR campaigns, webinars, and events for the purpose of influencing public agendas
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills, particularly communication, facilitation, and presentation skills for diverse audience
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Aptitude for problem solving and to proactively address potential issues
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationship with donors, key partners and consultants


You will be employed according to the terms and conditions of the local Collective Agreement between Red Barnet and the relevant unions. You will work 37 hours per week. This is a temporay position with end date 31.12.2021

Deadline for applications is December 18, 2020

Apply here

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