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Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor (gender inequ...
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We are looking for highly motivated and experienced individual to join us as Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor, with a focus on gender inequality. You will be responsible for driving SCUK\'s influencing agenda on gender equality and girls\' empowerment and pursuing approaches that will have transformative impact on the lives of the world\'s most deprived and marginalised girls. 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 Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor you will play a key role in supporting Save the Children\'s global campaign to end child marriage and our advocacy to accelerate progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its pledge to leave no one behind. In addition, you will also help to define and shape the Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Division\'s strategy and approach on gender equality and girls\' empowerment as we move into our new strategic period from 2019. You will also: Influence the policy and practice of key UK and international stakeholders on issues related to gender equality and girls\' empowerment, with an initial focus on supporting the global campaign on child, early and forced marriage and our advocacy on the Sustainable Development Goals Represent SCUK externally on gender equality and girls\' empowerment, and build relationships with strategic partners Conduct or commission world class research and policy development to support advocacy and position Save the Children as a thought leader on girls\' rights and empowerment Represent the Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Division within SCUK\'s Gender Hub, to ensure coordination and collaboration across departments and to support the implementation of the organisational Gender Equality Policy. To be successful you will have a post-graduate qualification in Gender and Development, Gender Studies or a relevant field with experience of working on gender equality issues, ideally in an international organisation. Strong analytical and advisory skills are essential, as are strong networking, relationship management and influencing skills. In addition you will have: Expertise in gender equality and women\'s and girls\' empowerment, including excellent knowledge of key trends and policy debates on these issues in the international development sector Proven ability to think and plan strategically, with a track record of success in identifying and engaging with key stakeholders to influence change in policy and practice The ability to persuade, negotiate with and influence high level stakeholders internally and externally to achieve objectives Excellent written and verbal communication skills at a level appropriate for high level external representation and the ability to tailor communications to different audiences. 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: 22nd April 2018 Interview date: 2nd and 3rd May 2018
Job Details
Job Ref: 377877761
Start Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 19:00:00 EST
Hours: Not Specified
Location: City, London, United Kingdom
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: British Pound . GBP British Pound . GBP - Annual Annual