Food Security and Livelihoods Advocacy Manager - Senegal

from Save the Children
Closing date: 02 Apr 2017

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 12 months

The role

Early warning, including the Household Economy Analysis (HEA) and the PREGEC regional system as well as nutritional outcomes are key pillars of Save the Children's Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Strategy.

The Food Security and Livelihoods Advocacy Advisor is responsible for supporting development and implementation of Save the Children FSL advocacy strategy in West and Central Africa at the regional level.

The post holder will contribute to these FSL thematic areas, working closely with relevant Technical Advisers, Programme Managers and the Advocacy Department. He/she will ensuring evidence is generated and documented. The position holder will actively engage with regional consortia as well as, regional institutions (ie AGRHYMET) and initiatives (Cadre Harmonisé, AGIR, PREGEC) and contribute meaningful participation at key regional and global events and fora.

Qualifications and experience

  • Experience of developing and implementing policy and advocacy programming for food security and livelihoods, with a track record of influencing successfully ideally both in advanced and in developing countries;
  • Significant understanding of advocacy in the context of NGOs, understanding of advocacy in different contexts (especially developing countries), with different types of stakeholders (e.g. UN, governments, etc) and understanding of international advocacy;
  • Good knowledge and demonstrated understanding of early warning (i.e. CH and IPC), food security, Household Economy Analysis (HEA) and nutrition issues, especially in West Africa; Superior written communication skills, including the ability to translate complex arguments into accessible English for a non-specialist audience that will have political cut-through, and the ability to write articles that would be published in the mainstream press;
  • Proven experience working effectively in coalitions/networks of civil society organizations;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, appropriate for high-level external international representation;
  • Good understanding of the external advocacy environment and ability to assess trends and developments likely to affect advocacy;
  • Commitment to Save the Children's mission, values and approach;
  • Experience of effective team work and outstanding inter-personal communication skills;
  • Fluent in French and English

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Please apply in English or French using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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