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Reference: 58913

Date Added: 6 January 2017
Closing Date: 12 January 2017

Job Title: Interim Policy & Advocacy Adviser

Working For: War Child UK

Location: London

Salary: £34,650 to £39,375 per annum depending on experience

Job Details

Overview
The Policy & Advocacy team at War Child is part of the rapidly growing Advocacy and Communications team. The Policy & Advocacy team is responsible for developing and implementing strategies designed to ensure that:
• the rights and needs of children who have been forced to flee are properly upheld and met;
• international humanitarian law is upheld, children are not deliberately targeted in warzones, and that such conflicts are brought to an end. At present this involves a particular focus on the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.

Purpose of Post
Working with the support of the Head of Policy & Advocacy, this role will lead War Child’s work to finalise its strategies to deliver change against our two priority areas of focus: ensuring that the rights and needs of children who have been forced to flee are met, and to ensure that IHL is upheld in warzones, that children are not deliberately targeted, and that such conflicts are brought to an end. This will involve a particular focus on Yemen and Syria.

This role is critical in ensuring that War Child is well placed to deliver against the advocacy objectives that it has identified as organisational priorities, and establish the organisation as a well-respected and impactful force for change. It will involve significant external engagement, developing extensive relationships with decision-makers, high-level influencers, and individuals across the sector. The role will act as a major external ‘face’ for the organisation, helping to develop War Child’s reputation as a bold organisation with the expertise and clout to influence political and policy change to benefit the millions of children caught up in conflict worldwide.

Closing Date: 12 January 2017

Interview/Start Dates

First round interviews will be held on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th January 2017.
Second round interviews, if held, will take place the week commencing 23rd January 2017.

Application Details

Download War Child Application Form from www.coordinationsud.org/en/offre-emploi/interim-policy-advocacy-adviser/. Applications must be sent to recruitment@warchild.org.uk or the War Child office by this date. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Website: https://www.warchild.org.uk/who-we-are

Additional Notes