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 work on hunger and malnutrition.
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, including being the lead focal point for advocacy in the Global Malnutrition Initiative, an agile team that is driving innovations to better prevent and treat acute malnutrition. You will lead a global policy agenda and work with colleagues across the organisation in particular in Yemen, Somalia and Kenya. You will strive to ensure that hunger and 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 on acute malnutrition
- 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 a very high level of expertise on hunger and nutrition issues, extensive advocacy experience and a track record of influencing successfully, alongside proven experience of policy research and reporting. Additionally, you will have:
- An understanding of human/child rights and development, international relations and trends in acute malnutrition programming and policy
- Experience in effective team work, leadership, and outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- Ability and willingness to travel to country offices – up to 6 weeks each year – COVID permitting
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.