Prospectus is delighted to be working with Lumos to recruit an Advocacy and Campaigns Manager, who will contribute to bringing about transformative change for children by playing a leading role in the development and delivery of two key projects funded by a strategic partner. This role is offered on a 12 month contract.
Lumos is an international children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling to end the systematic and harmful practice of the institutionalisation of children. Our vision is a world in which all children have the opportunity to grow up and thrive in a safe and caring family or, where there is no alternative, in specialist placements that meet all their needs, respect their rights and ensure they can fulfil their potential. For over 10 years Lumos has worked directly in a number of countries to safely transform systems of care and protection, helping to ensure children can grow up in loving families rather than harmful orphanages, and demonstrating that change is possible. Despite the milestones achieved, millions of children continue to live in institutions globally and until more countries adopt quality system-wide reform at national levels, this grave problem will persist.
The postholder will execute a pioneering new campaign, funded by a key donor to Lumos, aimed at shifting mindsets and philanthropic investments. The postholder will also be responsible for implementing the advocacy strategy for the global thematic review on institutionalisation and education, an initiative which is funded by the same donor. Reporting directly to the Director of Programmes and dotted line engagement with the Head of Communications and Marketing and the Head of Partnerships, you will devise and adapt the overall campaign journeys for the target audience(s), including mapping out the key objectives, channels, communication tools and media plans. You will lead on project planning and management, providing regular update meetings, work stream management, oversight of timelines and deadlines, budgets etc. Included in this is internal coordination and close working with Lumos colleagues and external partners, ensuring people with lived experience are heard, branding and key messages are amplified, evidence and learning are recorded and shared and providing briefing reports and guidance for technical experts. Following astute analysis of policy, political contexts and advocacy targets, you will go on to oversee and deliver Lumos' strategic engagement with external audiences, identifying and cultivating influencing opportunities and developing sustainable relationships with key influencers to support Lumos's advocacy and campaigns goals. This will involve development and drafting of content, design, publication of targeted advocacy materials and representing Lumos at events and on speaker panels.
The right candidate will possess a strong commitment to children's rights, extensive expertise in campaigning or advocacy and excellent organisational and project management skills. With outstanding communication skills, the Advocacy and Campaigns Manager will thrive when collaborating and influencing colleagues and stakeholders at any level and bring a track record of effectively targeted communications for a diverse range of key audiences. The ability to analyse policy opportunities and synthesise and translate complex information suitable for a range of audiences is essential. Knowledge and existing relationships with influential child rights actors, knowledge of the global care transformation agenda and or education sector, in country experience and or knowledge of behaviour change campaign theory are desirable.
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In order to apply, simply submit your CV. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and arrange for a call to assess your suitability and discuss the role further. Please note that the role may close earlier than the date advertised.