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Save the Children seeks Advocacy Advisor (m/f)

Save the Children 2-3y Junior Level  Brussel, Brussel, Belgium 7 Dez 2015

Job Description

The organisation

We employ approximately 17,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 60 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.

Save the children seeks an

Advocacy Advisor (m/f)

The Opportunity

  • We are currently looking for a Senior Advocacy Advisor to be part of our EU Advocacy team based in Brussels, on a fixed term contract of 12 months.
  • As our Senior Advocacy Advisor you’ll play a crucial role in our advocacy efforts with regards to refugee and migrant children; in ensuring that the EU implements and renews its commitment to protect, respect and promote the rights of refugee and migrant children in countries of origin, in transit and on arrival in the EU.
  • You’ll also help ensure that Save the Children has a credible and visible presence in Brussels on this agenda, and will have an active role in cross-organisational advocacy activities.
  • To be suited to this opportunity you’ll have a passion for working in the NGO sector, and ideally have a postgraduate degree in the field of international relations, economics, politics, law, or a related EU policy field.
  • You’ll bring relevant experience in child protection, and/or asylum and migration, at the European level and a good knowledge and understanding of the EU and its role in asylum and migration issues.
  • You will also have a proven experience identifying influencing targets and designing advocacy strategies, possess excellent communication skills, be fluent in written and spoken English and, ideally, have knowledge of French or another European language.
  • The role has a competitive package in the context of the sector.

Application information

To find out more about the role and how to apply, please use the following link: https://www.savethechildren.net/jobs/job-details/2610.
Interviews will be conducted early January 2016. The post-holder would be expected to start as soon as possible.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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