Advocacy Manager, Protecting Children in Conflict

Save the Children
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 29

Position description

​​​​​​​The Advocacy and Policy Manager for Protecting Children in Conflict will report to the Senior Director and work closely with both the Senior Director and Associate Director to implement child-focused advocacy plans and strategies on protecting children in conflict. S(h)e will work closely with international and external coordination groups to support and advance Save the Children’s policy and campaign objectives. 

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Advocacy development and implementation – 35%

With the Senior and Associate Directors, lead the development, coordination and implementation of protecting children in conflict policy and advocacy.  This will include defining and developing country and/or thematic priorities; leading on US government-focused strategies and plans; and developing US advocacy-policy materials for USG and other external stakeholders, in close coordination with the child protection team and SC Humanitarian Advocacy Working Group.

  • Campaign coordination – 25%

Lead the Humanitarian Advocacy Team’s coordination and communication around Save the Children’s child protection campaigning by representing PPA’s views in SCUS and SCI advocacy and campaign working groups, serving as a liaison between PPA, SCI and other departments, providing analysis of relevant policy developments in the USG and UN system, producing policy background and content for US campaign materials as needed, and networking with external players in both the USG and INGO community on campaign priorities.

  • Project management and content development– 20%

Project manage priority initiatives, events and research on protecting children in conflict, also providing policy analysis and message development for global moments and other externally-facing initiatives.

  • Representation – 20%

Identify key USG targets, external fora and INGO allies to take forward SC children in conflict objectives and lead on relationship building strategies.  Represent Save the Children’s protecting children in conflict policies in meetings with other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and USG stakeholders; contribute meaningful input into coalition initiatives and communiqués; report on and track all relevant joint initiatives


Required Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience in humanitarian advocacy or other relevant field
  • High school diploma

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Public Policy, Political Science or International Relations and/or relevant experience working with humanitarian or child protection policy issues.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process
  • Knowledge of issues associated with humanitarian relief and child protection in conflict
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with key partners
  • Research skills, specifically with internet search engines and Congressional/government websites and online services.
  • Writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Ability to work cross-departmentally and with Save the Children’s partner organizations.
  • Ability to work under pressure on a number of competing issues
  • Computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office Suite (word processing, database maintenance, PowerPoint) and Outlook
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 15% of the time to international locations, including difficult contexts

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