Humanitarian Policy Lead

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Humanitarian Policy Lead in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

The holder of this position is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision for the development and delivery of Save the Children’s policy agenda on humanitarian reform. The holder will convene and coordinate operational, technical and humanitarian policy expertise across the organisation, represent Save the Children externally and draw from technical expertise, experience and learning across our humanitarian programmes as well as analysis of global trends and actors in carrying out this work. They will work with different internal teams and functions in SCI and across the movement. They will be responsible for supporting wider cross-thematic policy and strategy activities relating to Save the Children’s humanitarian strategy as required.


  • Significant operational and policy experience within the field of humanitarian coordination and response
  • At least seven years of experience in humanitarian policy and operational roles at country or regional levels 
  • Demonstrable track record in policy development on humanitarian crises at the global, regional and/or national level 
  • Long-term experience and proven track record in multilateral advocacy at global level and successful advocacy at country level on humanitarian policy related issues 
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills, and of delivering significant results. Experience of building shared objectives, quality control, evaluation, motivation, performance management, staff development and training 
  • A demonstrable ability to plan and communicate at a strategic level
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Excellent capacity-building skills, applicable across different countries and cultures and at the international level 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work collaboratively 
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission and approach, including child safeguarding 
  • Working knowledge of Spanish, French or Arabic is desirable 
  • Experience of working in displacement contexts and/or humanitarian crises is essential

We can offer circa £55,000 per annum (If based in the UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National Terms & Conditions (including pay and benefits) will apply.

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location for the duration of the contract.

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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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A full copy of the role profile can be found available for download 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.

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

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Description

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Job description

2 May 2024

16 May 2024 - 23:59 GMT


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