Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Manager At Save the Children

The Opportunity

As a member of the Advocacy, Campaign, Communications and Media team in Save the Children’s Asia Regional Office, the Regional Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Manager is responsible for leading the development and implementation of regional humanitarian advocacy strategies and activities as well as developing policy in coordination with national, regional and global stakeholders to influence decision-makers to uphold and protect children’s rights in times of crisis.

In line with Save the Children’s global and regional priorities and commitment to the Core Humanitarian Standard and the Grand Bargain, the role holder will engage with regional stakeholders and shape movement-wide policy development on accountability to affected populations, localization, as well as prioritised issues in the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding and the humanitarian-development-climate resilience nexus.

As a member of the virtual regional humanitarian technical team, he/she will provide advocacy and policy support to country offices delivering humanitarian responses across the region and will deploy to large-scale rapid-onset and/or protracted crises as part of the response team. These may include responses to political unrest or protracted and/or emerging armed conflict, as well as responses to natural hazards, he/she will support country offices to deliver advocacy and campaign strategies to protect children’s rights.

The postholder will work with prioritized country teams and contexts to support context and policy research and analysis. He/she will support the Regional Advocacy and Campaign Director, the Regional Humanitarian Director, and other relevant senior managers to represent Save the Children in external decision-making and networking fora across the region.

He or she will also regularly lead, plan, and coordinate regional humanitarian advocacy and lobbying activities, draft or develop relevant briefings and analyses, and act as a media spokesperson when required.

The Regional Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Manager will also be responsible for planning and delivering humanitarian advocacy capacity building initiatives to strengthen regional capacity to advocate effectively for children’s rights in emergencies. He/she will be a member of Save the Children’s global Humanitarian Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) and is accountable for ensuring that Members and Advocacy Offices have access to timely and contextually relevant briefing material to influence positive change for children.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement the regional humanitarian policy and advocacy strategy in coordination with the Regional Advocacy and Campaign Director, Regional Humanitarian Director, country and regional offices, and periodically support updates to the strategy.
  • Develop and deliver context-specific humanitarian research and analysis, policy and advocacy products, including briefings, reports and key messages to support national, regional and global advocacy on children’s rights.
  • Deploy to both rapid-onset emergencies to lead humanitarian advocacy in the first phase of the response and country offices to support the delivery of advocacy as an integral part of the response strategy (envisaged as approximately 30% per year outside COVID-19 pandemic conditions).
  • Represent Save the Children in external fora at regional level and develop networks with key stakeholders national and regional civil society organisations, UN Agencies and regional bodies.
  • Act as a media spokesperson
  • Conduct effective advocacy activities targeting relevant stakeholders at regional and country levels, coordinating with other Save the Children teams and colleagues as necessary.
  • Support movement-wide capacity building initiatives on humanitarian advocacy at regional level through training, mentoring and peer-to-peer networks.
  • Monitor and document the outcomes of humanitarian policy and advocacy initiatives to support continuous improvement and to assess their impact (including Save the Children’s contribution to changes)
  • Identify and manage potential risks associated with Save the Children’s public positions and design strategies to mitigate the risks that have been identified.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

Closing Date for Application: 15 July 2021

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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