Humanitarian Advocacy Adviser (Deployable)

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Humanitarian Advocacy Adviser (Deployable)inany existing SCI location



Humanitarian response represents roughly half of Save the Children International’s global portfolio. Typically Save responds to circa 100 global humanitarian crises each year. Building our humanitarian affairs, influencing and policy capability is at the core of our strategy to achieve immediate and lasting change for the most deprived children.

This role will deploy to humanitarian response teams to develop and implement humanitarian advocacy strategies working in close coordination with Advocacy, Communications and Media team in the Country Office, Regional Office and the Humanitarian Advocacy Working Group. This role is a member of the Humanitarian Surge Team and will deploy to country offices for approximately 60% of time. The remaining 40% of time will be allocated to research, policy development and contribution to capacity strengthening initiatives to support the continuous improvement of humanitarian advocacy.



  • Higher level education degree, Masters or above, in a relevant field (e.g., International Development, International Relations, Peace building, or Security Studies)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in developing and implementing humanitarian advocacy strategies and knowledge of children’s rights, protection and humanitarian affairs.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children
  • Proven experience of working effectively in coalitions/networks of civil society organisations.
  • Willingness to travel at very short notice, including to high-risk locations for deployment as a member of the Global Expertise Humanitarian Surge Platform.
  • Excellent research, analytical and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple and competing demands, work to tight deadlines and brief senior staff
  • Good project management skills related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
  • Exposure to and understanding of humanitarian field realities and an ability to work in demanding and fast-moving contexts
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse setting
  • Understanding of and commitment to Save the Children’s mission, vision, values and ways of working


  • Previous experience of deployment in humanitarian response teams; developing and implementing advocacy strategies
  • Exposure to and understanding of humanitarian field realities and an ability to work in demanding and fast-moving contexts
  • Experience of developing training and capacity strengthening initiatives
  • Fluency in French, Arabic and/or Spanish

We can offer circa £43,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in London or any existing Save the Children International office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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The Organisation

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 realise 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.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 10 May 2022

Closing date: 27 May 2022 - 01:59 EAT

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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