Humanitarian Policy Analyst Hunger At Christian Aid

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Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

On 5 May 2021, the Global Network against Food Crises released the latest figures on how many people are facing acute hunger and malnutrition in crisis prone countries. At least 155 million people in 55 different countries and territories were in IPC 3 (crisis) or higher[1]. A staggering 34 million people in 20 countries are teetering on the brink of famine, with immediate action needed to avert huge loss of life. On the 18th of June 2021 CA launched a hunger appeal focusing on South Sudan, Afghanistan and Ethiopia Our initial advocacy has emphasised South Sudan where Christian Aid has had a strong presence for many years. There is growing civil society and donor interest in hunger advocacy, which provides good opportunities for collaboration and momentum.

[1] IPC 3 Crisis is defined as: “Households have food consumption gaps with high or above usual acute malnutrition OR accelerated depletion of livelihoods assets OR resort to crisis coping strategies.” – Source: FEWSNET

About the role

The post-holder will coordinate and carry out policy analysis and write advocacy reports on issues within crisis contexts with a focus on hunger and food and nutrition security; bringing together humanitarian response work on localisation, climate resilience, conflict and peace building and protection including social protection. The post-holder will work closely with programmes and policy colleagues in the Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns department and international department. She/he will support the development and implementation of context-specific policy analysis and write reports and briefing notes as part of Christian Aid’s programme and advocacy response to the current global hunger crisis especially in settings where we are carrying out a humanitarian response. This role will support country staff and teams and strategic advisers working on South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan to fully understand and analyse the context, and contribute towards meeting our change objectives.

She/he will engage with key external partners and allies, as we collaborate with them in the UK and international policy/ advocacy space. She/he will support country teams and humanitarian staff and partners, creating advocacy opportunities for them. Working closely with the Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, the Crisis Contexts Policy and Advocacy Adviser, Senior Advisor South Sudan, the Head of Humanitarian Policy and Practice and other colleagues working on the interconnected hunger issues. The post holder will take an active support and coordination as appropriate of policy analysis for practical and advocacy work at national and international level.

About you

You are a person who thrives when working collaboratively as part of a dynamic and creative group to achieve results in the short term. You have good analysis skills and able to communicate them with clarity and succinctly to a wide range of audiences.

How to Apply

This short term post – 6 months- is required urgently and candidates will be interviewed on an ongoing basis from Tuesday 27th onward until post filled.

Due the urgent nature of the role, we reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have successfully filled the role. Therefore early applications are encouraged.

To apply please send your CV, cover letter explaining how you meet the role requirements as well as one example of policy analysis conducted in humanitarian context.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

From 1 July 2021, our process for completing right to work checks on EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens have changed. We can no longer accept EU passports or ID cards as valid proof of right to work, with the exception of Irish citizens.

There are now two types of right to work checks: a manual check and an online check. An online check is required if you only hold digital proof of your immigration status in the UK. We will require your share code and date of birth to carry out this check.

A manual check can be completed for UK and Irish nationals who can use their passport as proof of right to work. We will complete a manual check for if you do not hold a digital immigration status.

All successful candidates will require either a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. Information will be forwarded to you by the HR team with your offer.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

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