New York Advocacy Office Director and UN Representative

Save the Children
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 23

Position description

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the permanent New York Advocacy Office Director & UN Representative in New York. The United Nations headquarters and institutions in New York play a critical role in shaping children’s lives and helping to ensure their rights are fulfilled. Save the Children’s ability to engage and influence the UN in New York is central to our aim of creating lasting positive change for the world’s most deprived and marginalised children. The Director of Save the Children’s advocacy office in New York will lead our organisatio nal engagement with the UN in NY, its agencies and delegations, and the civil society organisations active in this arena. He or she will make a key contribution to our global advocacy success in our priority areas, working as an integral member of the Save the Children International team



* Proven ability to lead the development and implementation of a strategic plan, and achieve impact through policy change
* Experience of creating networks, building partnerships and forging coalitions to achieve change, and an ability to manage diverse relationships to secure new opportunities
* Proven ability to speak and communicate effectively, and to tailor messages to different audiences including at a political level
* Excellent political judgement, and ability to manage disagreement and build consensus
* Experience of successfully operating in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
* Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, and knowledge and understanding of key development, human rights, and humanitarian issues
* Knowledge and understanding of the UN system, and an ability to navigate it effectively, and translate it for non-specialists
* Ability to manage individuals and build an effective team, in a way that balances support and challenge
* Commitment to Save the Children’s values
* Ability to travel internationally, sometimes at short notice

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector with an option of flexible of working hours

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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