Advocacy and Campaigns Senior Officer
The Opportunity – Advocacy and Campaigns Senior Officer
The purpose of the role is to support the Policy, Advocacy and Communications (PAC) Senior Manager and the Country Director in the implementation of the advocacy strategy for the Country Office (CO). The post holder will work closely with the Communications Officer and the Fields Communications Officer, the Program, Development and Quality (PDQ) department, in particular the CAAC specialist and the Protection and Education Advisors, along with key members of the PCIC strategy team.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Advocacy Strategy Implementation
o Support the CO advocacy and PCIC strategy implementation, ensure coordination and engagement across all departments to deliver on the strategic objectives. Including:
o Maintain a strategic overview of issues affecting children’s rights in the oPt through review of new research and information with peer organisations operating in oPt.
o Monitoring trends on children’s rights in oPt, from external information sources (such as the education cluster) as well as information/research from of Save the Children’s programs.
o Identifying opportunities to influence policy change that would promote and protect the rights of children in the oPt.
o Providing regular (at least monthly) updates to the global Humanitarian Advocacy Working Group on the above.
o Produce briefings (private and public), context analysis, impact studies and reports to ensure visibility and continued monitoring and engagement on oPt
o Support the PAC Senior Manager or PDQ Advisers in conducting or managing research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence based advocacy and influencing at national and international levels.
o Based on the PCIC advocacy strategy and program priorities, or other identified priority issues for children, develop key advocacy messages and products.
o Initiate, plan and implement activities, in partnership with other departments within the CO or externally, as required, that allow for the voices of children to be integral to SC’s advocacy.
o Keep a watching brief on policy makers and other key players in relation to children’s rights issues and ensure regular updates are delivered to staff, member organisations and policy makers.
o Develop good knowledge of local and national government structures (in Palestine and in key Member capitals), parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them.
o Support the PAC SM and PDQ Advisors to undertake a range of lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including Ministers, donors and politicians, of the value of SC’s policy recommendations.
o Provide backstop support to the PAC SM for external coordination and representation as required.
o Support the Education Adviser in the implementation of the Education Cluster Advocacy Strategy as required.
o With other members of the PAC team, support the Compliance and Quality Senior Manager in risk assessment activities related to the PAC function as required.
• In close collaboration with CRG, CSG colleagues and partner organisations, develop and support the delivery of targeted campaigns strategies at community and household level, with a view to influencing our advocacy work and gathering a supporter base.
• Support the implementation of child-collaborative campaigns to support change objectives for children to receive their rights.
Support the Communications Officer in, developing campaigns targeting specific communities, offline and online, with a view to long-term behavior change around PCiC related issue areas.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
• University degree in law, social sciences, organizational management, development economics, or other equivalent degrees
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
• Fluency in English and Arabic; Arabic native-language speaker preferred.
• At least 4 years’ campaigns and advocacy experience on humanitarian issues, child rights, human rights, or development issues, including lobbying, policy development and information provision in humanitarian and early recovery issues;
• Experience of and strong skills in developing and implementing advocacy and campaigns strategies;
• Experience of writing and editing clear, accurate and engaging materials for a range of audiences and platforms;
• Experience of empowering people affected by an issue to campaign on their own behalf;
• Excellent skills in identifying key stakeholders, building relationships, advocating towards government officials and other advocacy targets
• High level analytical and strategic thinking skills
• Good attention to detail
• Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
• Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure.
• Excellent planning and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
• Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills, with experience in working in multicultural teams
• Understanding of UN and donor operations at country level
• Good knowledge of child rights and international humanitarian law
• Experience of working with children and on children issues
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.
Save the Children works in development and humanitarian contexts with children and partners to help families, communities, and governments identify and use innovations to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Date advertised: 21 May 2020
Closing date: 6 Jun 2020 - 21:59 BST
Location: Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Department: Advocacy, Campaigns and Policy
Type: PermanentSchedule: Full-time