London, Greater London

£34,000 - £39,000

Contract, Full-time

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Job Description

Fixed term contract for 18 months

We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to join us as Health Advocacy Adviser (Immunisation), playing a key role in our commitment to end preventable child deaths.

Our Policy, Advocacy, and Campaigns Division is where we drive political and policy agendas at national and global levels. We’ve integrated advocacy, policy, research and campaigning into one agile, powerful engine for change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Health Advocacy Adviser (Immunisation) you will ensure that global immunisation policy and support, including the UK-hosted replenishment of Gavi in 2020, is better targeted towards poor and marginalised children, shapes the vaccines market to lower prices, promotes sustainability of immunisation under universal health coverage and is an opportunity to ensure aid is transformative. In addition, you will:

  • Lead on the delivery of Save the Children’s immunisation advocacy strategy, including developing policy positions and content, and influencing policies, discussions and relevant stakeholders, including the UK government.
  • Develop and co-ordinate delivery of our strategy for Gavi replenishment (as part of our wider work calling for transformative aid), ensuring delivery of ambitious objectives through strong collaboration with other teams and offices across the organisation, including working closely with the UK Government Relations team.
  • Engage with external partners in the UK and globally, including MPs, Government officials, and other decision makers, we well as CSOs and other key stakeholders, around immunisation policy.
  • Work with colleagues to support delivery of other Save the Children health advocacy strategies, including on UHC and our centenary commitment on ending all preventable child deaths through pneumonia.

To be successful you will have a significant track record in developing and delivering health advocacy strategies, with a focus on immunisation, UHC and/or child health. You should also have an academic qualification at post-graduate level or equivalent experience in health and international development. In addition, you will have:

  • Experience in carrying out policy influencing related to immunisation, UHC and/or child health, globally and in the UK political system.
  • Experience in undertaking health policy analysis and research and in developing policy positions and advocacy messages for global health.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation and persuasion skills and an ability to link research and policy debates and communicate effectively with a variety of non-specialist audiences.
  • A proven ability to establish and effectively manage CSO collaboration and to harness these relationships for advocacy purposes.
  • Good understanding of global health policy and debates, particularly pertaining to immunisation and UHC.
  • Good understanding of the UK, global, regional and national external advocacy environment and ability to assess trends and developments likely to affect advocacy.

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.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 26th May 2018

Please be aware applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and interviews may commence prior to the closing date. Therefore, early applications are strongly recommended.