Director of Programmes and Advocacy

War Child
£80,000 - £100,000
Salary up to £86,000
Closing date: 7 February 2020
Job Type: Paid
Location: London
The Director of Programmes and Advocacy is a newly created position, responsible for the impact War Child UK makes makes through delivering services, developing innovative and evidence based methodologies, and changing policy.

War Child is the specialist charity for children in conflict, delivering high-impact programmes that are rebuilding lives across Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Yemen. We understand children's needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solutions.

We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child, governments and key decision makers.

Director of Programmes and Advocacy


Salary up to £86,000

The Director of Programmes and Advocacy is a newly created position, responsible for the impact War Child UK makes through delivering services to children, families and communities, through developing innovative and evidence based methodologies which can be adopted by other organisations, and through changing policy at local, national, and international levels.

The role is accountable for the strategic investment of over £15 million per year, and the development of a rigorous, effective and impactful integration of programmes and advocacy effort, and will be a key part of the War Child UK Senior Leadership Team responsible for long term strategic development of our organisation and culture.

We are looking for an exceptional individual for this critical role. You will bring significant leadership experience from conflict effected locations, effectively leading and managing teams across a number of disciplines and geographies, including child protection.

Your experience will also include high level advocacy with governments, the UN and other agencies, as well as a wide range of donors, and you have built successful funding partnerships. Finally, you share our values and believe that children's lives should not be torn apart by war.

For further information about this exciting opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the detailed appointment brief attached on the Prospectus website which can be reached by clicking on the Apply now button.

Closing Date: Midnight UK time on February 7th 2020.

War Child UK is committed to diversity and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

Region: London and the southeast
Location: London
Sector: Advocacy Leadership Projects and programmes

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