Closing date: 26 June 2017
Job Type: Paid
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join us as Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser with knowledge, experience and an established reputation in Early Learning to develop and implement our ambitious plans.
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.
Despite the uncontested benefits of supporting the physical and cognitive development of children before the age of 8 (for which there is now an overwhelming evidence base), a lack of investment, political leadership and coherent policy deny children, especially the poorest and most marginalised, the vital services and support that they need to meet their development milestones. We’re committed to changing this and are developing an integrated campaign aimed at ensuring all children have access to services which support their growth and development in order to ensure that they start primary school at the right age and are ready to learn.
As our Senior Education Policy & Advocacy Adviser (Early Learning) you’ll play a central role in identifying the global and national policies we need to change, in order to deliver this commitment and then lead our lobbying, policy, research and campaigning efforts in this area. You will be based in our Education Policy Team which is part of our Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Division, where we drive policy change both nationally and globally. You will be busy but you’ll be joining a respected and experienced team and have the opportunity to contribute to real change for children. You will also lead the Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Division’s contribution to Save the Children’s Early Learning Campaign, including the scoping and development of our policy position on Early Learning, together with a cutting-edge advocacy strategy to achieve real change for children internationally. In addition you will:
This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, creative and highly organised individual who has an excellent understanding of early childhood development and early learning policy issues at a national and international level and experience of working on education advocacy globally. To be successful in this role you will need to have:
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.
Closing date: 26th June 2017
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