11 month fixed term contract
Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Join us as a Senior Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Adviser and lead on the development and delivery of Save the Children UK's nutrition global nutrition financing advocacy strategy.
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.
As Senior Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Adviser you will support the development and implementation of the organisation's hunger and nutrition strategy You will work with new and existing partners to ensure strong accountability for political and financial nutrition commitments, as well as working with colleagues from across the organisation to ensure that Save the Children country offices are aligned with national level efforts. You will strive to ensure that nutrition remains high on the global agenda, monitoring trends in the external environment and identifying opportunities to promote our advocacy objectives. In addition you will:
- Develop and lead the organisation's policy and advocacy positions in key strategic areas of the nutrition advocacy strategy, including influencing the UK government
- Develop a network of key contacts in the international policy community and to build relationships with key contacts in governments, international bodies, corporates, the International Save the Children Alliance and NGO's
- Support the Head of Hunger and Nutrition with, or directly hold, relationships with stakeholders amongst a variety of NGOs, think tanks, and governments
- Be a confident and knowledgeable representative of Save the Children externally, including engaging government and multi-lateral representatives at high level meetings, roundtables and conferences.
To be successful you will have extensive advocacy experience and a track record of influencing successfully, ideally within an NGO context, alongside proven experience of policy research and reporting. You will have an excellent knowledge of development finance and a proven ability to assess trends and developments likely to affect advocacy. You will have significant experience of interacting with and influencing governments, as well as of working effectively with civil society organisations. Additionally, you will have:
- An understanding of human/child rights and development, international relations and trends in donor policy
- Experience in effective team work, leadership, and outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- Ability and willingness to travel to developing countries – up to 6 weeks each year
- An academic qualification at post graduate level or equivalent on issues directly related to food security, livelihoods and nutrition or international development policy.
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: 20th February 2020