Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Financing

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Financing inany existing SCI location



The Humanitarian Policy Adviser contributes to One Humanitarian Team work on humanitarian financing and plays a key role in policy development across SC and externally. The Humanitarian Policy Adviser will support SC engagement with the Grand Bargain, IASC, ICVA and other stakeholders on humanitarian financing issues, as well as our role as co-chairs of the CBPF-NGO Dialogue Platform. Internally, the policy adviser will work in collaboration with our Regional Offices, Country Offices, members, the Humanitarian Advocacy Working Group and other relevant working groups and teams.


  • Track record of developing and influencing policy, particularly in the humanitarian sector.
  • Good understanding of current humanitarian financing issues and trends.
  • Adequate knowledge of humanitarian system structures, donor strategies and priorities, and inter-agency dynamics.
  • Significant ability to produce high-quality policy documents (briefs, key messages, guides, etc.) with short deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders at all levels
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow tasks and ideas through to completion.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills to tackle complex problems
  • Able to operate effectively and flexibly within an evolving portfolio of work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate with colleagues in a dispersed, creative and multicultural professional environment.
  • An ability to mobilise people in a highly decentralised environment towards a desired outcome.
  • Outstanding organisation skills, with a proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain high attention to detail in pressurised environments.
  • Ability to work on own initiative with a ‘can do' attitude.

We can offer circa £43,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in London or any existing Save the Children International office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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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 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.

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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Date advertised: 18 May 2022

Closing date: 26 Jun 2022 - 22:59 GMT

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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