Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Lead Job in Kenya

Job Title: Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Lead

Hiring Organization: Save the Children
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Non Profit
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 04/29/2024

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Lead, Centrality of Protection in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

The holder of this position is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision for the development and delivery of Save the Children’s global Centrality of Protection advocacy strategy in line with the One Humanitarian Team’s global strategy, the Humanitarian Advocacy Working Group’s advocacy priorities, as well as the Protected Breakthrough ambition and Live Free From Violence Global Goal. The holder will convene and coordinate Centrality of Protection advocacy and policy expertise across the organisation and movement, represent Save the Children externally in advocacy fora and draw from technical expertise, experience and learning across our humanitarian programmes as well as analysis of global trends and actors in carrying out this work. They will work with different internal teams and functions in SCI and across the movement and be responsible for ensuring cohesion across our humanitarian protection policy and advocacy. They will be responsible for supporting wider cross-thematic policy and advocacy activities relating to Save the Children’s work, promoting accountability for grave violations of children’s rights, adherence to IHL, and humanitarian access.

Experience And Skills

  • Significant policy experience within the field of protection, and a proven track record in successfully leading the development and implementation of advocacy strategies on an international level in an INGO.
  • Substantial (7+ years) experience in humanitarian advocacy and policy roles at country or regional levels
  • Demonstrable track record in policy development and influencing on humanitarian crises at the global, regional and/or national level
  • Long-term experience and proven track record in multilateral advocacy at global level and successful advocacy at country level on protection and humanitarian policy related issues
  • Demonstrated expertise in protection advocacy and related thematic areas
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills, and of delivering significant results. Experience of building shared objectives, quality control, evaluation, motivation, performance management, staff development and training
  • A demonstrable ability to plan and communicate at a strategic level
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Excellent capacity-building skills, applicable across different countries and cultures and at the international level
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work collaboratively
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission and approach, including child safeguarding
  • Working knowledge of Spanish, French or Arabic is desirable
  • Experience of working in displacement contexts and/or humanitarian crises is essential

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