Farringdon, Greater London
£31,960 - £37,600
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Join us as an Advocacy and Youth Advisor and engage with Civil Society Alliances around the world to encourage their participation in global advocacy movements for nutrition. This role is initially until the end of 2020, but there is a high chance of it becoming permanent.

In our Advocacy and Policy department, we fight for children every single day. We drive political agendas at national and global levels. We integrate lobbying, policy, research and campaigning into one agile, powerful engine for change. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

The Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network (SUN CSN) is part of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, which unites governments, UN bodies, businesses, donors and civil society in a collective effort to end malnutrition. The SUN CSN Secretariat team (of which this role is part) is hosted by Save the Children UK, and the two organisations share the passion for ending malnutrition wherever it is found.

As Advocacy and Youth Advisor you will be responsible for amplifying the voice of SUN CSN’s Civil Society Alliances (CSAs) through facilitating their participation in global campaign and advocacy opportunities, and assisting their development of new case studies, research and policy briefs. You will lead the development and implementation of the SUN Youth Leaders for Nutrition (YL4N) strategy to empower and enable young people to advocate for change. You’ll manage communications for the YL4N programme and provide ongoing support to the youth leaders. In addition you will:

  • Support the SUN CSN Secretariat and member CSAs with their advocacy priorities, and to facilitate CSA participation in global advocacy and campaign moments as required
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders and build strong working relationships with partners and advocacy targets
  • Lead the SUN CSN Secretariat’s engagement with one regional group, and act as contact point for several CSAs around the world.

To be successful you will be passionate about achieving change for the most deprived and marginalised people around the world, with a strong knowledge and awareness of the global debates in policy, advocacy and research, particularly surrounding nutrition. A strong team player and collaborator with experience of working with civil society actors, you’ll have a passion for working with young people. You’ll need to be an excellent communicator, with a proven track record in policy and advocacy. Additionally, you will have:

  • Experience of working with young people and developing communications materials accordingly 
  • A proven ability to think and plan strategically
  • Knowledge of international development, human rights and international relations
  • Knowledge of either French or Spanish, with French particularly desirable 
  • The ability and willingness to travel including to developing countries for up to 12 weeks each year.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 25th March 2020

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Posted on: 11 March 2020
Closed date: 17 April 2020
Tags: Advice, Information, Advocacy