United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Adviser

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 06 Nov 2016

Salary: £34,000

London with international travel, up to 30% annually

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Adviser, delivering Save the Children’s nutrition advocacy strategy. You will work with partner organisations ensuring accountability for political and financial nutrition commitments whilst also contributing to the development of nutrition-related policy positions, strategies and campaigns.

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 Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Adviser you will work closely with colleagues across the organisation to ensure our nutrition work supports the objectives of the ‘Every Last Child’ campaign. You will also work to ensure that we contribute to coordinated civil society efforts towards Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) at national, sub-national and local levels. In addition your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that nutrition remains high on the global agenda and that additional, ambitious financial and political nutrition commitments are secured in the future
  • Developing a network of key contacts in the international policy community, governments, international bodies, corporations, the International Save the Children Alliance, NGOs and others as required to ensure strong accountability for nutrition commitments
  • Delivering targeted and strategic advocacy support to Save the Children country offices
  • Providing support to the Head of Hunger and Nutrition in the drafting of policy position papers, briefings, publications and responses
  • Implementing the organisation’s hunger and nutrition strategy, working with the Policy and Research team, the Growth and Livelihoods team and beyond.

To be successful in this new and exciting role, you will have extensive international advocacy experience in different contexts in advanced and developing countries, including NGOs and different types of stakeholders (e.g. UN, AU, EC). You must have an academic qualification at post graduate level or equivalent on issues directly related to food security, livelihoods and nutrition or international development policy. In addition you must have:

  • Sound understanding of hunger and nutrition in developing country contexts
  • Superior written communication skills, including the ability to translate complex arguments into accessible English for a non-specialist audience
  • A willingness to travel to developing countries – up to 12 weeks each year
  • Motivation to address malnutrition and deliver equitable change for children – both through global mechanisms and in countries with high levels of malnutrition.

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: 6th November 2016

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website.

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