Save the children recruits 01 Advisor – Conflict & Humanitarian Policy & Advocacy
The role of Save the Children UK’s Advisor – Conflict & Humanitarian Policy & Advocacy is varied and rewarding
- Do you have high-level expertise in global development policies, including national developing-country government policies, donor behaviour, international institutions and NGOs?
- Do you have high-level expertise in humanitarian responses and humanitarian architecture?
- Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn’t just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?
If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!
To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.
Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.
Reporting directly to the Head of Conflict Humanitarian Team, you be responsible for carrying out a broad range of assignments and/or projects in line with the strategy and policies for your professional area and under overall managerial direction.
You will hold responsibility for driving work on specific parts of the Save the Children strategy, often working with minimal supervision, including representing the organisation regularly with external experts and high-level decision-makers.
You will be a recognised specialist in your field, often working on complex assignments and projects, and providing technical guidance to others in resolving complex issues in a specialised area. You will produce high-quality policy analysis and research and/or planning, delivery and evaluation of advocacy to influence duty-bearers to uphold the rights of children in low- and middle-income countries.
As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively opposed systemic oppression of any form. You will also support our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.
The Advisor – Conflict & Humanitarian Policy & Advocacy key duties will be to:
- Design, lead and deliver policy, advocacy, research or MEAL strategies and products, to a high standard and often with minimal supervision
- Identify policy and research needs and influencing opportunities in your thematic area, at the country level and/or internationally
- Maintain and develop high-level knowledge and expertise in your specific area and advise colleagues across the global movement, including at a senior level, as well as external stakeholders
- Develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders and build strong working relationships with partners and advocacy targets
- Represent the organisation externally, including in high-level meetings and events
- Build strong relationships with our country programmes and other colleagues across our global movement to ensure that national-level advocacy is delivered and informs international debates and decision-makers
- Write advocacy briefings, reports, externally published articles and blogs, as well as assist in the drafting of press releases, Q&As and opinion pieces
- Contribute to the wider success of Save the Children’s teams in the UK and across our global movement, including our country offices and colleagues working on programmes, fundraising and communications, by providing policy, advocacy and/or research expertise as required
- Undertake other tasks as required
You must have successful experience in all of the following:
- High-level expertise in global development policies, including national developing-country government policies, donor behaviour, international institutions and NGOs
- High-level knowledge and expertise in humanitarian responses and humanitarian architecture
- A proven track record of carrying out high-quality research, policy and/or advocacy
- Strong networking and experience of participating in coalitions and working with civil-society actors to achieve change
- Knowledge of and a track record of working on human rights, international relations, political analysis and the international humanitarian system
You must have the ability to:
- Ability and willingness to travel up to six weeks a year
- Ability to think creatively, innovate, strategise, set priorities, manage a workplan and evaluate progress with minimal supervision
- Very strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to operate within a predominantly self-servicing administrative environment
Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract / Internal SecondmentFull / Part Time:Full time (flexible working options available)Contract Duration:12 MonthsSalary Range:£39,100 – 46,000
To apply please visit our website.