London, Greater London
£35,832 - £37,703 per annum
Contract, 12-month fixed term contract (with the possibility of an extension), Full-time
Job description
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For almost 40 years, across 46 countries, Action Against Hunger has led the global fight against hunger, saving the lives of children and their families in crises, and supporting vulnerable communities to improve their livelihoods and access to essential services.

A leading cause of rising hunger globally is the rise in violent conflict. Action Against Hunger is committed to action to tackle violence induced hunger, both through our operations, and by promoting accountability for potential breaches of human rights and humanitarian law that cause hunger.  This problem has gained more political prominence in recent years, as illustrated by the UN Security Council adopting resolution 2417 in 2018, which puts it on the UNSC agenda to respond to conflict induced food insecurity. Nevertheless, globally the political will to act remains weak. 

This is why Action Against Hunger is:

  1. Developing a tool for monitoring and reporting on evidence of conflict induced hunger.
  2. A leading voice on how governance bodies, including the UN Security Council, can better hold conflict parties to account for conflict induced hunger.

We are now increasing our research and advocacy capacity in this area in a project funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).  Therefore we are now recruiting a London based role, responsible for coordinating our outreach to governments, the UN, NGOs and other actors in this sector, and providing policy expertise for internal and external audiences. The role will also lead on country specific advocacy in the UK related to some of Action Against Hunger’s countries of operation, including Afghanistan, Yemen and the Sahel region.  The Policy and Advocacy Adviser will be expected to:

  • Coordinate Action Against Hunger’s global network outreach to political audiences on conflict and hunger, including strategy development and monitoring progress.
  • Develop policy and research papers on behalf of the network for political audiences.
  • Coordinate a cross sector NGO working group on conflict and hunger, to support improved policy dialogue amongst UN member states.
  • Lead Action Against Hunger UK’s country specific advocacy on key countries and regions affected by conflict induced hunger.

Closing date: 17th January 2022 with interviews commencing from 20th January 2022

Please read the following carefully before making your application: 

  • As a UK based position, candidates must have the right to work in the UK 
  • We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community 
  • You can only be considered for this role if you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. You should use the "cover letter" section of the online application to demonstrate this. 
  • Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only contact shortlisted candidates, within one week of the closing date. Unfortunately we cannot provide individual feedback. 
  • If you experience any technical difficulties in submitting your application, please contact the charityjob helpdesk 
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Posted on: 22 December 2021
Closed date: 17 January 2022
Tags: Advocacy

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