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Senior Advocacy Advisor

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Senior Advocacy Advisor in the New York Save the Children International office.

Role Purpose:

The role holder will advocate and communicate for policy change in the United Nations New York, on Save the Children’s 2030 priority issues relating to child survival, child protection, child rights in Humanitarian and development contexts.

This role leads on the development portfolio within Save the Children’s New York Advocacy Office, which includes the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Financing for Development, with thematic priority areas on health, education, and climate change. It leads on coordination of Save the Children’s engagement with SDG and FfD related processes at the UN in NY and support Save the Children’s annual engagement in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

This role will be based in Save the Children’s Advocacy Office at United Nations Headquarters, New York. This is a maternity leave cover role for a period of six months beginning in early- to mid-August



  • Significant years of experience in of policy influencing policy makers.
  • Proven track record of influence with the United Nations and multi-lateral systems
  • A proven ability to build networks with diverse partners in pursuit of common goals
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, to analyze complex information and offer creative, practical and effective solutions.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills, including an ability to deal with people at all levels with credibility, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and an ability to distil large amounts of information for a variety of audiences.
  • Background in one of Save the Children’s priority issues - children in humanitarian and emergency settings, child survival, child protection, child rights, education, legal and rights frameworks
  • Ability to travel within the US and internationally
  • Results oriented, with experience in developing and monitoring performance
  • An ability to work flexibly in a team, and to adjust work plan and priorities rapidly in response to external opportunities


  • Experience of working in developing countries would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of a second language would be an advantage

We can offer circa $90,000 per annum with an option of flexible working hours.

This role will be based in the New York Save the Children International 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

10 Jun 2024

27 Jun 2024 - 01:59 CEST


Advocacy, Campaigns and Policy

Fixed-term contract


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