Campaign Lead 

  • International, Harare, Zimbabwe 

Contract: 2 year fixed term contract 

Salary:  Local Terms and Conditions apply 

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.   
  • Acting as the Secretariat for the campaign, ensure all members are informed and engaged in the development of campaign strategy and activities. Act as a resource for sharing information and learning around the national campaign and the campaign methods and tactics used to influence policy change.   
  • Support the Zimbabwe country office in campaign planning and support, where required, in the implementation of the global campaign.  

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.  
  • Collaborating with the Global Campaigns Team to support the development of strategic campaigning tools, approaches, tactics, supporter journeys and materials in line with the campaign’s key objectives. 
  • Acting as the focal point for the campaign and coordinate all national campaign activity, including event management, by providing technical campaign expertise, strategic advice, and guidance to all stakeholders to deliver on agreed national campaign priorities. 
  • Ensuring that campaign implementation is driven by the priorities and policy asks identified in the policy brief. 
  • Ensuring appropriate planning of budget for the national campaign strategy activities. 
  • Ensuring accuracy in budget administration and reporting on campaign strategy spend.  

This is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details. 

About you 

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. 

Jobholder Requirements 


  • 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. 

Closing date: 2 April 2023 

Next Steps 

We anticipate that interviews will take place from 13 April 2023 onwards and the evaluation process will include a written task and 2 stage interviews. 

To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Closing Date: 2 April, 2023

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