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Reference: 63609

Date Added: 23 November 2017
Closing Date: 18 December 2017

Job Title: Advocacy Advisor (maternity cover)

Working For: Mercy Corps Europe

Location: London

Salary: Circa £40,000, depending on experience

Job Details

Mercy Corps Europe (MCE) has grown rapidly in terms of volume of activity and complexity. We now attract over £90m in income, and employ around 100 domestic and expatriate field team members. 

We are looking for an Advocacy Advisor to join our four person Policy and Advocacy (P&A) team on a maternity cover contract. MCE’s P&A team has ambitious goals to influence policy and practice in the UK and Europe around our key priorities and contexts – whether that be raising the profile of major crises, persuading governments to invest more in ending conflict and violence, or ensuring humanitarian response helps people to become increasingly independent and resilient going forward.

The Advisor will deliver our efforts to influence UK and European policy makers and institutions around key themes and contexts, including the use of cash, financial inclusion and market support in crisis/fragile settings and in supporting refugees, and improving the response to crises in Iraq, Somalia and other contexts.

You will be responsible for:
• Representing internally and externally as Mercy Corps’ policy expert on these key issues;
• Working with staff across Mercy Corps to hone our key policy objectives around these issues and to develop and deliver a clear strategy to influence policy makers globally;
• Producing or commissioning reports, briefs and other materials, and hosting events to disseminate our research, analysis and recommendations to a wide and influential target audience, including through the media;
• Tracking and evaluating the impact and outcomes of our influence work.

You will have:
• A minimum three years of policy or advocacy experience, including high level influencing and representation on technical issues, and experience of developing and delivering advocacy strategy;
• A clear understanding of technical and policy issues around responding to crisis, conflict or displacement;
• Expertise in the use of humanitarian cash transfers, financial inclusion or market based approaches in fragile or conflict settings (desirable).

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK at the time of appointment.

Closing Date: 18 December 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Start date: As soon as possible.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Application Details

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis by CV and cover letter. For a full job description, please click on the 'Apply' link to see the role on our careers site.
For a detailed job description and to apply, please follow the link to the role on our career site: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oO5p6fw8&s=W4MP.

Website: http://www.mercycorps.org.uk

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