SAVE THE CHILDREN
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
ROLE PROFILE
TITLE: Junior Advocacy Adviser
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Global Advocacy
Offices
LOCATION: Brussels
GRADE: TBD
CONTRACT LENGTH: Until end of December
2016
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:
Level 1: the role holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal
data about children or young people, as part of their work; therefore a police check will not be
mandatory unless the content or location of the role changes, in which case the Child Safeguarding level
will be reviewed.
ROLE PURPOSE:
Brussels is home to the European Union, a regional institution with global impact which plays a critical
role in shaping children’s lives and helping to ensure their rights are fulfilled. The EU has a direct and
influential role in protecting and promoting the rights of children within the EU.
The Junior Advocacy Advisor will play an important role in ensuring that the EU implements and
renews its commitment to protect, respect and promote children’s rights in the European Union and in
accession countries. The post holder will work closely alongside our European member organisations
to support our advocacy agenda, and our engagement with the Commission, European Parliament and
other Brussels-based influencing targets. Our advocacy on EU domestic child rights issues is rooted in
our programmes, with our work currently focused on children’s rights, migrant children and on child
poverty. The Junior Advocacy adviser will play a central part in ensuring that Save the Children is a
credible and visible presence in Brussels, and will also play an active role coordinating advocacy across
European members.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Brussels Advocacy Office Director
Staff reporting to this post: None
Key internal relationships: Advocacy Office Director; Head of Advocacy; EU Advocacy Advisor;
Save the Children Europe Group; Save the Children Reference Group on Child Poverty; Save the
Children Child Poverty and Child Right Governance Global Initiatives s; other relevant working groups
within Save the Children
Budget Responsibilities: n/a
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :



Assist in developing and executing advocacy with key EU policy makers, with a particular focus
on the fields of investment in children/child poverty, EU enlargement and children’s rights in general
Assist in drafting policy briefs, news and information briefs, social media and other advocacy
documents on EU Internal Affairs
Ensure information flow on policy developments, relevant events and opportunities in EU to





SAVE THE CHILDREN
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
ROLE PROFILE
Europe Group Members in the areas of children’s rights, child protection, investment in children
and child poverty
Gather intelligence on EC funding opportunities and disseminate information across Save the
Children members
Represent Brussels office in NGO networks and coalitions (namely Child Rights’ Action GroupCRAG and the Alliance on Investing in Children)
Organise public events to support our advocacy priorities
Support joint work of Save the Children Reference group on child poverty in Europe;
Be a strong member of the Brussels Office team, contributing to the development and
implementation of the annual work programme, ensuring coherence across our domestic and
international advocacy towards the EU
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (SCI Values in Practice)
Accountability:
 holds self and others accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving
and role modelling Save the Children’s values
Ambition:
 sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their
own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
 widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
 future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
 approachable, good listener builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team,
colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
 values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Creativity:
 develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
 willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
 honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
QUALIFICATIONS
Education to Master’s level, with a qualification in international relations, economics, politics, law, or a
related EU policy field is desirable. Education to Bachelor’s degree level is essential.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS






Relevant working experience on children’s rights/ poverty/ social policies/ migration at the
European level, either for a non-governmental organisation or international organisation
Knowledge and understanding of the EU, and its role in social policies and/or other internal EU
policies
Experience of supporting networks of influence, and an ability to manage diverse professional
relationships, thereby securing significant new opportunities for the organisation
Proven ability to speak and communicate effectively, and to tailor messages to different
audiences
Experience of successfully operating in an international environment with people from diverse
backgrounds and cultures.
Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and
SAVE THE CHILDREN
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
ROLE PROFILE
ensuring buy in.
 A commitment to Save the Children’s values.
 Ability to work and write in English and a good command of French
Additional job responsibilities
The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be
required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Equal Opportunities
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and
Diversity policies and procedures.
Health and Safety
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies
and procedures.
JD written by: Ester Asin
Date: 17/07/2015
JD agreed by:
Date:
Job Description updated By:
Date:
Evaluated:
Date:
Download

Job description - Save the Children