Education, Policy & Advocacy Adviser

Save the Children
£34,000 per annum
Closing date: 26 June 2017
Job Type: Paid
Location: London
We are looking for a knowledgeable, skilled and highly motivated individual to join us as Education, Policy & Advocacy Adviser.

We are looking for a knowledgeable, skilled and highly motivated individual to join us as Education, Policy & Advocacy Adviser to lead our policy development and implementation and influencing on Education in Emergencies.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Policy, Advocacy, and Campaigns department is where we drive political agendas at national and global levels. We’ve integrated lobbying, policy, research and campaigning into one agile, powerful engine for change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As soon as you join us as Education, Policy and Advocacy Adviser you’ll hit the deck running by helping to launch our Promising Practices initiative at UNGA in New York, lobbying governments to ensure they fulfil their promise to support access to education for refugees and working to ensure Education Cannot Wait has the funds to deliver on its work. Supporting our country programmes, in places like Uganda, you will influence national policy and practice in support of education in emergency situations. Education in humanitarian contexts is a priority for us and as our Education in Emergencies Policy & Advocacy Adviser you will be at the heart of an ambitious change agenda, including:

  • Ensuring that all refugee children have immediate access to quality education when they arrive in the countries to which they flee
  • Ensuring that education in emergencies receives the funding required, including by supporting our work with Education Cannot Wait, the world’s new fund for education in emergencies
  • Improving the quality of Education in Emergency situations, ensuring it advances children’s learning outcomes
  • Lead the development of policy positions, in collaboration with colleagues across teams, departments, Save the Children members and country programmes
  • Produce and support the production of robust, innovative, engaging and well-written policy-oriented research on education-related issues, in line with priorities and in support of agreed advocacy strategies
  • Build strong relationships with our country programmes to ensure that policy work is grounded in Save the Children’s experience and contributes to international debates
  • Develop relationships with a network of key contacts in the UK and international community, including policy specialists, corporates, Save the Children International, NGOs and others in order to further policy and advocacy objectives.

To be successful you will be a dynamic, creative and highly organised individual with an excellent understanding of education, humanitarian and development policy issues at a national and international level. Experience of working on education advocacy is also essential. In addition you will have:

  • A post graduate qualification in a relevant area
  • An understanding and experience of child rights based policy development and programming
  • The ability to analyse complex data in a technical area and communicate this in ways that are accessible to a range of audiences and cultures
  • Experience of budgeting and working within budgeting constraints.

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.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 26th June 2017

Region: London and the southeast
Location: London
Sector: Advocacy Monitoring, evaluation and learning Research Training

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