Location
Flexible Location - UK
Job Function
Humanitarian Policy
Salary Details
£45,034 to £48,055 (plus London Weighting, £3,344, if applicable) per annum
Contracted Hours Per Week
35
Careers Site Advertising End Date
23 Jul 2024

About The Role

Senior Humanitarian Policy Adviser
Location: Hybrid between home and the London office 
Salary Range: £45,034 to £48,055 (plus London Weighting, £3,344, if applicable) per annum
Hours per week: 35
12 months Fixed Term Contract


Could you play a leading role in developing our international humanitarian policy with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movements? Can you work collaboratively with colleagues in different departments to ensure the development and implementation of policy agendas that inform our mission?

A day in the life of a Senior Humanitarian Policy Adviser

Your primary goal in this role will be to lead in the development of a strategic policy offer and technical advice across thematic work areas. You’ll influence objectives and action strategy on international migration and displacement. You’ll leverage the movement’s operational experience and advisory capacity to achieve your aims. 

You’ll direct on analysis, planning and implementation of action and work plans (including working with regional teams and National Society partners). You’ll oversee the collection and analysis of evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of our directorate’s work. Your assessment and interpretation of data will support you to make evidence-based recommendations.

You’ll work in an open and collaborative way with partners across the movement. The partnerships you foster will improve results and maximise impact. Thus, facilitating more effective delivery of our goals and objectives.

You’ll define quality standards and ensure compliance through the provision of timely and effective advice.
 
To be a successful Senior Humanitarian Policy Adviser, you’ll need:
  • Advanced knowledge of humanitarian policy within the international humanitarian or development systems. With technical expertise within humanitarian policy development and influencing. 
  • Extensive experience of providing humanitarian policy advice and support.
  • Project management experience. Ability to work with various stakeholders to influence outcomes and achieve results.
  • Experience of stakeholder coordination and partnership working across multiple teams (many of which will be remote and / or international). You are assured when supporting others, seeking solutions to problems, and managing multiple tasks.
  • Advanced ability to analyse both quantitative and qualitative data and interpret information to communicate to and persuade decision makers / different audiences, both written and verbal.
  • Proven track record of establishing relationships with senior decision-makers to influence and enable decision making.
  • Experience of undertaking humanitarian policy development within a relevant role, sector, project or programme. 
Interested? Closing date for completed applications is 23:59 on Tuesday 23rd July 2024. Interviews to follow soon after. Please apply early, as we’ll be reviewing candidates throughout. We reserve the right to close the ad in advance of the published date.

 

In return for your dedication and expertise, you’ll get:

  • Holidays: 36 days annual leave (including bank holidays) + option to buy 5 extra days (per annum)
  • Pension scheme: Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working: We do our best to accommodate your preferred work style
  • Learning & Development: Wide range of career opportunities + comprehensive learning
  • Discounts: Access to Blue Light Discount Card and employee benefits platform
  • Wellbeing Assistance: Access to mental health and wellbeing assistance
  • Team Working: Champion our mission in a collaborative team
We are proud to participate in the disability confident scheme for roles based in the UK. During the application process, you will be asked if you wish to apply under the scheme.
At the British Red Cross, we pride ourselves on our diverse workforce, and ensuring we have an inclusive environment for all our staff and volunteers. We remain dedicated to ensuring our teams can bring their true selves to work without risk or fear of discrimination. We do this through regular data reporting and the assistance of our internal Race and Equality Network (REEN), LGBT+ Network. Plus our Disability and Wellness Network (DAWN), Gender Network, Carers Network and Youth Network. 
 

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