Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
Reporting directly to the Head of Education, you will be responsible for driving work on specific parts of the Save the Children strategy, with minimal supervision reflecting your high-level responsibilities, including representing the organisation regularly with external experts, donors and high-level decision-makers.
The Senior Education Adviser's key duties will be to:
• Design, lead and deliver complex policy and advocacy strategies and products, to a high standard and with minimal supervision
• Identify global policy and research needs and influencing opportunities in your thematic area
• Maintain and develop very high-level knowledge and expertise in global education and advise colleagues across the global movement, including at a senior level, as well as senior external stakeholders
• Deepen and expand relationships with key high-level external experts, partners, donors and advocacy targets
• Build strong relationships with our country programmes and other colleagues across our global movement to ensure that national-level advocacy is delivered and informs international debates and decision-makers
• Write advocacy briefings, reports, externally published articles and blogs, as well as assist in the drafting of press releases, Q&As and opinion pieces
• Very high-level expertise in global development policies, including national developing-country government policies, donor behaviour, international institutions and NGOs
• Very high-level knowledge and expertise in global education policy and advocacy.
• A proven track record of carrying out first-class research, policy and/or advocacy
• Ability to think creatively, innovate, strategize, set priorities, manage a workplan and evaluate progress with minimal supervision
• Strong networking and experience of participating in coalitions and working with civil-society actors to achieve change
• High-level knowledge of human rights, international relations, political analysis and the international humanitarian system
• Ability and willingness to travel up to six weeks a year