Senior Private Sector Advisor at Save the Children

About us

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent children’s organisation.  We have made enormous progress in the last few years dramatically increasing our work to save children's lives, get them into school, and protect children in some of the toughest places in the world, at home and abroad. 

About the role

The Senior Private Sector Adviser is part of the Inequality and Sustainable Development Team. This team sits in Save the Children UK’s Policy and Advocacy Division, which is responsible for leading our influencing work both in the UK and around the world. 

The Policy and Research Department, within the division, provides organisational thinking and research behind our advocacy strategies to achieve policy and political change for children at the highest levels.

The department provides policy expertise on health, hunger and nutrition, inequality and the private sector. It provides political and policy intelligence and research to the wider organisation; designs and delivers ambitious and effective policy and advocacy plans for our thematic priorities; and forges partnerships with key donors and institutions. All of this is crucial for achieving our ambitious goals for children.

The Senior Private Sector Adviser role aims at influencing the private sector to adopt policies that promote the reduction of poverty and inequality, and children's rights, including on issues such as taxation and transparency. This will entail partnering with companies, as well as advocating towards them, governments and investors. 

Save the Children has a wide range of innovative corporate partnerships. This role will also entail driving the advocacy aspects of those partnerships to leverage more impactful and sustainable change.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Significant relevant experience and a track record of success in advocacy and policy research
  • Expert knowledge of the role of the private sector in the reduction of poverty and inequality    
  • Experience of working in partnerships between NGOs and private companies to achieve development or human rights objectives
  • Highly developed analytical and writing skills
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) at a level appropriate for high level external representation (lobbying, presentations) and ability to tailor communications to different audiences
  • Commitment to Save the Children's mission, values and approach, including a passion for campaigning

In return we are offering a salary of £39,000 - £45,000 depending on experience, training and career development.

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Closing date: 14 September 2014

Location: London

Salary: £39,000 - £45,000

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