Save the Children seeks Junior Advocacy Advisor

Save the Children <1y Entry Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 11 Apr 2018

Job Description

Junior Advocacy Advisor

The opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a Junior Advocacy Advisor, to join our Brussels Advocacy Office. Save the Children’s Advocacy Office in Brussels works to create positive and lasting change for children by ensuring children’s rights, health and humanitarian concerns are taken into account in global and EU policies and processes and that States are held to account for their commitments to children.

The successful candidate will support Save the Children’s work on EU domestic policies. In particular, you will follow legislative and policy developments related to asylum/migration and child poverty, while also monitoring other EU policy developments. You will attend and arrange events and meetings on behalf of Save the Children to ensure visibility of the organisation, and inform the team. In this role you will also get the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of EU asylum and migration policy, as well as of EU policies and funds to tackle child and educational poverty in Europe. Based on your expertise and evidence gathered through Save the Children programming, you will develop targeted advocacy strategies to make the EU’s and Member States’ policies in these areas better for children.You will also use your knowledge of the European institutions and of these areas of work to strengthen the EU Office’s advocacy capacity as well as to support Save the Children’s European members in strengthening their programmes and voice at European level.

This is an exciting opportunity for a degree qualified individual with relevant working experience in research and EU policy/politics, particularly in the field of asylum and migration and/or social policies. You will also have the ability to manage projects, with appropriate support and a willingness to work with a rapidly-changing set of priorities.

We are looking for someone who is committed to Save the Children’s values, is highly organised, is proactive and able to anticipate needs, and also has a strong sense of responsibility coupled with excellent teamwork skills. To be considered for the role, you must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, in particularly fluency in written and spoken English, including the ability to communicate with people of different cultural backgrounds. Additionally, French, Spanish or another UN language would be an asset.

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 protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards 3 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;
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

We know that great people make a great organisation, 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.


Please apply via our online recruitment system, providing a cover letter and an up-to-date CV by 19 April – All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified.


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.

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