Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Manager

The Opportunity


The Syria Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of a Syria humanitarian advocacy strategy and supporting policy work, in coordination with regional and global stakeholders to influence decision-makers to uphold and protect children's rights. The HPAM will also provide technical support to the Education Cluster in the development of its own advocacy strategy, particularly as it relates to attacks on education, and engage frequently with the MRM4Syria, other accountability mechanisms, write periodic reports, briefing papers and develop policy work on issues related to Safe Schools Declaration, Children and Armed Conflict and Violence Against Children.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.




· A minimum of five years' advocacy experience in an NGO environment, with experience in successfully leading the development and implementation of advocacy strategies

· Education to BSc/BA/BEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience

· Experience of working in humanitarian contexts and knowledge of key trends in the humanitarian sector

· Experience in leading the creation and implementation of a strategy, demonstrating the ability to identify the necessary steps towards an ambitious goal Experience of a range of campaigning and advocacy techniques and approaches

· Experience in influencing government, donors, and other organizations through representation and/or advocacy

· Demonstrable creative ability in accessing new opportunities, expertise and ideas

· Demonstrable track record of leading change which has led to significant results for the organization and their stakeholders

· Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation

· Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

· Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets

· Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner

· Strong research and policy development skills

· Experience of building networks, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organization

· Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in

· Knowledge of children's rights key international agreements and conventions

· Commitment to Save the Children values

· Excellence in written and spoken English.


· A good command of Arabic is an advantage. Knowledge of other regional languages desirable.

· Knowledge and/or experience of the Syria crisis is desirable.

· National candidates and returning nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

· Experience in coalition building, advocacy, humanitarian protection and/or coordination



We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of international terms and conditions only.


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


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.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 12 Feb 2020

Closing date: 25 Feb 2020 - 23:59 EET

Location: Amman, Jordan

Department: Advocacy, Campaigns and Policy

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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