Location: New York, United States

Permanent - Full-Time

Closing date: Saturday 9 June 2018

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for an Advocacy Director to lead our United Nations Advocacy in New York, and a small team based in our well-established advocacy office located opposite the UN headquarters at Church centre. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with energy, commitment, and talent, to help create positive change in the lives of the world's most deprived and marginalised children.

It's a high profile role, in which you will be the day-to-day face of Save the Children's advocacy efforts in NY across a broad range of issues, and help shape our advocacy and campaigns right across the global organization. You will need to manage diverse external and internal relationships, including at the highest level, build and lead coalitions of like-minded stakeholders to bring about policy change, and be able to respond adeptly to new influencing opportunities.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who combines exceptional influencing and representational skills, with policy knowledge, strategic insight, and excellent political judgement.

Knowledge/understanding of the UN system is essential.

This role offers a competitive package, based on national terms. Benefits include 20 days annual leave, medical and dental insurance cover, life assurance, and a retirement savings plan.

Interviews will be conducted from mid-June 2018.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to realise children's rights. We work in developing and developed countries, including in situations of humanitarian crisis, to ensure that children survive, learn and are protected. We campaign and advocate to secure positive and lasting change for children, and to ensure that their voices are heard.

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.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


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