Advocacy Liaison Officer and Mutual Capacity Development co-lead (32 hours)

Right2Grow (R2G) Alliance consists of 6 international partner organisations, and is focusing on lobby & advocacy for quality nutrition and WaSH services and related national budgets, in 6 countries in Africa and Asia. It is for Save the Children one of the flagship programmes, with a focus on capacity development of local communities to voice their needs and rights for basic services. It aligns with our approach to Shifting Power within the countries of implementation.

About Save the Children:
Every child has the right to a happy childhood. That is why Save the Children is committed to improving the lives of children - and thus the future of our society.
We respond to emergencies, achieve sustainable development, and ensure that children's voices are heard. As the largest independent children's rights organization in the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from injustice. Every day again. unconditionally.

What will you do as Liaison Officer and MCD co-lead?
The advocacy liaison officer and MCD co-lead are positions assigned to SCNL, with the role to ensure strong connections between the L&A focal points in-country, and the Global and Dutch L&A, BMET (and Global Comms) Leads; and the other role focusing on development and coordination of global and country MCD trajectories with a focus on L&A. 

- The Advocacy Liaison Officer has the function in 2023 to act as interlocutor and capacity enabler between the six countries’ L&A focal points of R2G on L&A activities and to furnish the Global L&A Lead and Dutch L&A Lead (Global Comms) with capturing and documenting learning, best practices, and key approaches from the implementation of R2G.  

-The MCD co-lead’s key responsibility in 2023 is ensuring that the hybrid/e-learning platform GROW is fully operational and in line with Right2Grow Alliance Ways of working, especially related to Organizational capacity strengthening of Right2Grow local partners. 

Who are you?
You are a team player, who can quickly adapt to work in different contexts, with experience to work in partnerships, and can also easily share knowledge with other team members, by contributing to processes and dynamics at different levels. You can act as an interlocutor between local/regional and Global L&A positions, and facilitate and coordinate the global capacity strengthening process, particularly the hybrid learning possibilities on L&A.

  • Interest/experience in the development and facilitation of contextualized L&A strategies, and of capacity strengthening and learning processes 
  • Interest/experience to use L&A expertise to improve capacity strengthening in the R2G alliance and tech (Mighty networks) to capture and improve capacity strengthening and sustainable learning conditions in the R2G alliance 
  • Strong communication skills and interests in L&A trajectories, 
  • Strong communication skills and in digital platform content moderation 
  • Advocacy experience at local, national, regional and international levels
  • You are located in one of the R2G countries (South Sudan, Uganda, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Mali or Ethiopia)

What's on your resume?

  • Relevant MSc or BSc degree      
  • Facilitating learning and reflection discussions and evidence-based learning and advocacy
  • An excellent team player. Capable of inspiring others, convincing them, and creating ownership, in a respectful way
  • Leadership skills, with an external orientation, situational agility, strategic vision, and commitment to delivering results
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral as well as capable to build a good work relation with partners, donors, and other organisations
  • An affinity with the vision and mission of Save the Children as well as a proactive attitude, and able to work independently, project-based, and result-oriented
  • Excellent command of English and French
  • You are entitled to work in different countries in Africa and Asia, and global travel.

What do we have to offer you?

  • What you do helps millions of children worldwide. Direct or indirect. There is no better work
  • Salary of course. We follow the salary scales of Save the Children International on the basis of a 38-hour working week
  • Your travel costs related are fully reimbursed, with sustainable transport being our standard
  • Annually 25 vacation days based on a 5-day working week
  • Pension scheme in line with National Law
  • Room for training & development  
  • Good to know: if you are hired, you will initially receive a one-year contract, with a chance of extension.

Offers are subject to positive references and the submission of a recent Certificate of Good Conduct.

Why do we ask for references and a Certificate of Good Conduct?
Save the Children participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

As a children's rights organization that fights abuse – in whatever form – we first of all want to be able to guarantee that our own employees are not guilty of this or have done so. That's why we participate in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. And we purchase standardized references when you apply for a job with us. By applying you agree to this.

What kind of employer is Save the Children?
In Save the Children you are part of an international network of more than 25,000 colleagues in 120 countries. We are the world's largest children's rights organization, but that doesn't mean our organization is impersonal. We make sure that everyone's voice – just like that of the children we fight for – is heard. That every colleague can be themselves and develop further.

At Save the Children, we are proud of our diversity. That is why we invite everyone to apply for a job with us, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious and/or cultural background, personality and/or other visible and invisible characteristics. We celebrate our differences because they allow us to grow together.

Application procedure:
Are you excited? Send your application before 2nd December 2022 via the application form on our website. Unfortunately, we will not process applications that come to us in any other way.

We will respond to your application within 2 weeks of the closing date.

If you have any questions about the job please contact Annegré de Roos, R2G coordinator SCNL, position: telephone number 070-3384448

If you have any questions about the application procedure, please contact William Arink: telephone number 070-3384448.

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