Unicef UK

Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser – Child Health and Nutrition

Unicef UK
Stratford, London E20 1HZ
£38,000 - £40,000 per annum
16 Jan 2019
04 Feb 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser – Child Health and Nutrition
£38,000 - £40,000 per annum

Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.

Unicef UK’s Advocacy team works to improve UK Government policy and practice on child rights at home and around the world by presenting decision-makers with a compelling case for change based on evidence, thorough policy analysis, government engagement and public campaigning.

We are currently recruiting two Senior Policy Advisers to join the team.  These roles will lead the development of Unicef UK’s policy portfolio and advocacy strategy in one of two policy areas: either child health and nutrition or education and youth.

As Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser for Child Health and Nutrition, you will help us to advocate global Unicef health priorities, including child nutrition, as well as scoping out
well-evidenced policy and advocacy strategies that will ensure children’s right to health is respected and protected in the UK.  You will engage with the UK government and the devolved governments on their respective agendas and represent Unicef UK externally, managing key relationships with a variety of stakeholders. You will provide policy expertise to strategic priorities and initiatives, including a new integrated public campaign on health, backed up by an ambitious programme of research.

To succeed in this role, you should have experience of developing detailed, evidence-based positions on child health and nutrition, presenting them in a clear, well-argued and compelling manner.  We will expect you to have strong networks of experts in the field and be able to work with a range of internal and international colleagues, often with competing agendas.  In addition, you should have experience in providing policy expertise as part of a wider advocacy public campaign. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and expanding team that’s delivering change for children.

Act now and visit www.unicef.org.uk/jobs to apply online.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 4 February 2019.

Interview date: week commencing 18 Feb 2019.

Unicef UK promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.

We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights. CVs will not be accepted.

If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 330 5580 during office hours.

If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.

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