TITLE: MEEE Regional Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Advisor

  • Contract
  • Amman

Save the Children


The Opportunity

The Regional Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Advisor is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a regional humanitarian advocacy strategy and commissioning policy in coordination with national, regional and global stakeholders to influence decision-makers to uphold and protect children’s rights.

The Advisor will primarily support Country Office teams in the occupied Palestinian territory, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, and will ensure active and regular reporting on these contexts to colleagues across the Save the Children movement. The Advisor will also provide technical support on key thematic and operational policy areas, including humanitarian access, shrinking space, and Education in Emergencies.

In line with Save the Children’s commitment to the Core Humanitarian Standard and the Grand Bargain, the role holder will engage with regional stakeholders and shape movement-wide policy development on accountability to affected populations, localization and humanitarian-development coherence.

In situations of protracted and/or emerging armed conflict, he/she will support country offices to deliver advocacy and campaign strategies to protect children’s rights. He/she will provide advocacy and policy support to country offices delivering humanitarian responses across the region and will deploy to large-scale rapid-onset and/or protracted crises as part of the response team.

He/she will support the Regional Advocacy and Resource Mobilization Director to represent Save the Children in external decision-making and networking fora across the region. The Advisor will also lead the development of SC specific regional advocacy products, including briefings, talking points and reports on relevant issues, as opportunities are identified.

The Advisor will be responsible for delivering humanitarian policy and advocacy capacity building initiatives to strengthen regional capacity to advocate effectively for children’s rights in emergencies.

He/she will be a member of Save the Children’s global Humanitarian Advocacy and Policy Working Group and is accountable for ensuring that members and Advocacy Offices have access to timely and contextually relevant briefing material to influence positive change for children.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience**.**

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Graduate degree at a relative Field
  • Knowledge of children’s rights key international agreements and conventions

  • A minimum of five years’ advocacy experience in an NGO environment, with experience in successfully leading the development and implementation of advocacy strategies

  • Experience of working in humanitarian contexts and knowledge of key trends in the humanitarian sector

  • Experience in leading the creation and implementation of a strategy, demonstrating the ability to identify the necessary steps towards an ambitious goal.

  • Experience of a range of campaigning and advocacy techniques and approaches

  • Experience in influencing government, donors, and other organizations through representation and/or advocacy

  • Demonstrable creative ability in accessing new opportunities, expertise and ideas

  • Demonstrable track record of leading change which has led to significant results for the organization and their stakeholders

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation

  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets

  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner

  • Strong research and policy development skills

  • Experience of building networks, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organization

  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in

  • Knowledge of children’s rights key international agreements and conventions

  • Commitment to Save the Children values

  • Excellence in written and spoken English. Arabic language is desirable.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only at any country with SCI presence

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy

How to apply

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