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Regional Humanitarian Policy Advocacy Manager (Expired)

Recruiter / Employer: Save the Children (Kenya)
Contract: Contract / Casual
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

About the Role

As a key and senior role in the Advocacy, Campaign, Communications and Media as well as  Humanitarian Team, the regional Humanitarian Advocacy and Policy Manager role is responsible for leading on humanitarian, advocacy and policy work, as well as for developing and producing key trends and situation analysis’ products, reports and updates, aimed at enabling and supporting our overall humanitarian advocacy and the Humanitarian programming and emergency response delivery  across the ESA region.

The role holder will collaborate effectively with support and program functions in ensuring that up-to-date information is communicated, shared and used at all segments of the humanitarian programming cycle in the region and work closely with the regional Humanitarian Info Comms Manager. S/he is responsible for monitoring key trends and context analyses as well as transforming large sets of data and information so that they can be coherently summarized written pieces, dashboards, and other various forms of visualization that will feed better-informed response strategies and programming with key advocacy outcomes. In addition, the role will support response-related special projects, which include media visits, report publications, milestone celebrations, partner liaisons and representation, as needed.

The post-holder will work as part of the ACCM team in the regional office, where and when needed will be seconded to and/or will work closely with the Emergency Response team(s) in any Country Office to produce high-quality analyses, advocacy and policy products, summaries, reports, dashboards, and other related materials. The post holder will also lead on managing inputs and outputs for the humanitarian information and communication manager and media managers both at the regional and country office levels as appropriate. 

The role holder will keep up to date with developments on humanitarian issues in the region and beyond and the sector, conduct policy analysis, develop recommendations and articulate Save the Children’s positions. S/he will identify key issues, policy trends, report on key developments and analyse ramifications of policy changes to scope priorities for our advocacy work and develop advocacy strategies and actions.

This role requires significant knowledge of disaster risk management issues and experience working in advocacy and policy positions dealing with complex humanitarian and/or emergency settings, knowledge of the key donors for emergency responses, and the key international standards.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Degree required in a relevant subject; Masters or equivalent is desirable.
  • At least eight years’ post-qualification experience within, but not exhaustive to communications, media, advocacy, policy, information management, qualitative data analysis and report synthesis, humanitarian and development sectors in governmental or non-governmental institutions. 
  • At least five years’ first-hand experience working on humanitarian responses, either at the global, institutional, donor or recipient country level is highly desirable.


  • Experience in explaining complex data findings simply and accessibly to diverse audiences, including through intelligent use of graphics and visualisations.
  • First-rate written skills evidenced in published work, with the ability to present complex issues concisely and clearly to a wide audience.
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of different audiences including donors, journalists and the ‘general public’.
  • Proven training skills, with ability to build data analysis capacity of technical specialists and policy generalists alike. Experience of delivering training, presentations and other capacity building activities to varied audiences, ideally within a country programme. 
  • Experience of leading communication activities (including information management) in a challenging environment.
  • Familiarity with humanitarian issues, systems and actors, understanding of a range of crisis, risk and vulnerability indexes and indicators.
  • Experience of using the various international humanitarian financing data sources particularly OECD, UN OCHA FTS and World Bank, and/or experience of working with geo-coded data is highly desirable.
  • Excellent understanding of SC/SCA Member communication and information needs across fundraising, media and campaigning activities.

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