Some of the most disadvantaged people in the world are protected from preventable blindness and have their sight preserved through Sightsavers. No one should go blind from preventable causes, and Sightsavers wants everyone to have access to eye care when they need it, no matter who they are or where they live.
The number of people who require eye care is increasing on a global scale. By 2050, the number of blind individuals might quadruple to 115 million unless eye health services improve. By offering eye surgery and educating eye care professionals to provide essential care, Sightsavers attempts to remedy this. We have assisted in doing more than 11 million surgeries to save eyesight since we started our work.
About the role
Working with global and national colleagues, the Campaign Lead will be responsible for design, management and delivery, and implementation of the Zimbabwe national campaign and will play a key role in coordinating with relevant partners, government authorities, media, INGOs and NGOs, OPDs and other stakeholders in implementing campaign initiatives and campaign related activities.
The Campaign Lead key duties and accountabilities include:
- Lead the implementation and management of the Zimbabwe national campaign.
- Lead, coordinate and support sustainable strategic relationships with Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) partners, policy makers, INGOs and NGOs, media, and relevant stakeholders for implementing the Zimbabwe campaign strategy.
- Support strategic engagement and influencing with key decisions makers at local and national level, working with the Sightsavers country director, advocacy colleagues and the campaigns team.
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Further accountabilities include:
- Collaborating with the Country Director, Director of Campaigns and Communications, Head of Global Campaigns, the Regional Campaign Adviser, and the Global Campaigns Manager contribute to Sightsavers overarching campaigning strategy.
- Managing and supporting the delivery of Sightsavers’ national campaign in Zimbabwe including the implementation of campaign strategic activities, development of key campaign planning documents, managing, and engaging stakeholders as relevant, and ensuring all campaign plans and activity are delivered on time and to budget.
- Overseeing the development and delivery of the policy analysis process during the campaign design phase policy consultations, provide information and advice on the policy framework that the campaign is focused on, to the national and local network of OPDs, relevant agencies and partnerships, as well as ZCO team.
- Shaping and delivering the national campaign based on the experiences of OPDs and to raise the profile of the policy change issue.
- Ensuring that campaign policy asks reach relevant traditional and non-traditional stakeholders by facilitating partner engagement in a range of ongoing processes such as National Planning processes, or Voluntary National Reviews.
As the successful candidate you will have excellent interpersonal skills and, as a skilled advocate, be able to network, communicate and influence a large range of audiences. You will have a proven track record of campaign implementation, design, delivery, and experience of using digital campaigning tools and platforms.
- Relevant work experience, or degree/qualification in a relevant thematic field to the national campaign.
- Extensive working experience in a campaign lead role, or campaign lead background.
- Experience of advocacy, policy, and communications work.
- A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders (partners, government authorities, media, INGOs and NGOs, OPDs and other stakeholders).
- Knowledge on key stakeholders including government policies and procedures related to disability.
- Experience in research work and documentation.
- Accomplished computer skills.
- Accomplished Microsoft Office skills.