Conflict and Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Adviser

Save the Children
  • Location
    Remote, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Mar 20

Position description

Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for a strategic and resilient individual with extensive humanitarian advocacy experience to join us as our Conflict & Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Adviser where you will work with the team on the Ukraine conflict and Syria/Turkiye earthquake response on a 50/50 split. 

Please note: This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract. 

About Us 

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. 

About the role 

As a Policy & Advocacy Adviser (conflict & Humanitarian), you will carry 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 lead on Save the Children UK's advocacy for children affected by conflict and crisis in Ukraine and Syria, two of the most complex and sensitive contexts in which our charity works. 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 

In this role, you will:   

  • 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 
  • 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 


About you 

To be successful, it is important that you have:  

  • High-level expertise in global humanitarian policies, including national developing-country government policies, donor behaviour, international institutions and NGOs 
  • High-level knowledge and expertise in a specific area 
  • A proven track record of carrying out high-quality research, policy and/or advocacy 
  • Ability to think creatively, innovate, strategize, set priorities, manage a workplan and evaluate progress with minimal supervision 
  • Strong networking and experience of participating in coalitions and working with civil-society actors to achieve change 
  • Knowledge of human rights, international relations, political analysis and the international humanitarian system 
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to six weeks a year 
  • Commitment to Save the Children's vision, mission and values. 


What we offer you: 

Working for a charity provides one of the best benefits there is – a sense of purpose and reward for helping others. However, we understand the importance of giving back to our employees to ensure a happy and healthy working environment and work/life balance. 

  • We focus on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration, health and wellbeing both in and outside of work. 
  • We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day. You can read more about our benefits here


To learn more about the position, please review the Job Description in the attached Documents. 

Closing date: Tuesday 2nd April 

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