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Save the Children International

Senior Humanitarian Advocacy Adviser

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Senior Humanitarian Advocacy Adviser in New York, USA Save the Children office location.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children’s New York Advocacy Office advocates at the United Nations to protect and promote children’s rights. We engage with UN Member States, UN Security Council Members, UN Secretariat, UN Agencies, and other key stakeholders on humanitarian and development issues. We work on Save the Children’s priority areas of child survival, education, protection, the 2030 Agenda, as well as humanitarian crises.

Save the Children has been a leading voice to promote and protect Children’s rights in conflict and humanitarian crises with UN processes in New York. The Senior Humanitarian Advocacy Adviser will lead Save the Children’s humanitarian advocacy towards member states, UN mandate holders, UN funds, and programs with support from Save the Children Humanitarian Advocacy groups and work with other civil society organizations.

Save the Children’s humanitarian advocacy thematic priorities in New York will include the hunger & nutrition crisis, Humanitarian access and principled humanitarian action, Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) and, accountability, etc. On the specific crises front, Save the Children’s influence includes most major humanitarian crises, including but not limited to Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Myanmar, and Rakhine response, OPt, Sahel, Mozambique, etc.

The role holder is expected to play a technical leadership role in Save the Children global Humanitarian advocacy group and external networks. He/ She will represent Save the Children in a wider range of external coordination and technical advocacy groups.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:



  • Significant experience in humanitarian advocacy and policy either within an NGO, UN agency, donor or policy think tank.
  • A good understanding of UN Security Council processes
  • In-depth knowledge of humanitarian principles and standards
  • Demonstrable experience in contributing to inter-agency processes/coordinating different agencies in joint processes.
  • Experience in leading the creation and implementation of influencing strategies, demonstrating the ability to identify the necessary steps toward an ambitious goal
  • A proven ability to network and build relationships with external partners that will add new value
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to translate complex material and data into coherent narratives that resonate with policymakers and peers.
  • Professional fluency in English (both written and verbal).
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including influencing and negotiation
  • A collaborative and solutions-orientated approach, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent planning, management, and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • A commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Save the Children


  • Prior field-level humanitarian experience within a humanitarian organization, ideally in complex crises

We can offer circa USD 90,000 per annum with an option of flexible working hours. This role will be based in New York, USA. The successful candidate must have proof of eligibility to work in USA. National T&C (including pay) will apply.

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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.

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