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Nov 9, 2017

Save the Children Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Save the Children

Job Vacancy: Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor 

Job Ref: 001927
 
Contract Duration: 6 months
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. 

We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
 
Role Purpose: The Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor provides overall advocacy support to the ongoing humanitarian response in Kenya.  

He/she, in liaison with the Head of Advocacy and Campaigns and the Kenya Response Team Leader, will be required to provide strategic direction to Save the Children’s humanitarian advocacy work in Kenya. 

The role will be responsible for guiding development and implementation of humanitarian advocacy strategies that will influence government authorities, key donors, Save the Children members and other key stakeholders of the humanitarian response to achieve positive and lasting changes to fulfil children’s rights both in the immediate relief phase of the response as well as in the recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction phases.

The role will interact with the Humanitarian Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) and represent Save the Children in country. 

The function will be a focal person for advocacy enquiries in the Country Office / Response Team. 

The function will involve national advocacy leadership on the immediate crisis and response, and related longer-term issues.

This function will be part of the Response Team in order to ensure that key advocacy messages and strategies are informed by the response and shaped in close consultation with the Response Team Leader. 

The Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor will seek clarification on any politically-sensitive matters which may impact upon the response operations and seek appropriate sign off (e.g. Country Director level) on any messaging or products

Qualifications and Experience
  • A minimum of 7 years’ advocacy experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, with experience in successfully leading the development and implementation of advocacy strategies preferably with humanitarian advocacy experience.
  • Good knowledge of the humanitarian structures and systems.
  • 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 organisations 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 organisation 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 mind-sets.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Strong research and policy development skills, good capacity to develop policy briefs and papers.
  • Experience of building networks, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organisation.
  • 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.
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to view the full job description and to apply online.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document.
 

Applications close on 22nd November 2017
 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents 

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