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Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Adviser

London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

  • Organization: BRC - British Red Cross
  • Location: London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Legal - Broad
    • Legal - International Law
    • Political Affairs
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-08

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Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Adviser (Migration and Displacement)

Location: Moorgate, London

Full Time, 35 hours per week 

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: GBP 34,712 inclusive of ILW

About the role

The Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Adviser will lead on British Red Cross' (BRC) migration and displacement international policy portfolio; this role is responsible for developing and delivering a policy and advocacy strategy aimed to encourage UK and international stakeholders to embed an approach to international migration and displacement which supports safety, dignity, and rights. This role will develop evidence and insights to inform policy discussions and ensure BRC are well positioned with key UK, regional or global stakeholders and decision-makers to influence change.

In 2020 the focus for this portfolio will be on addressing and reducing vulnerabilities experienced by migrants in the Sahel; developing BRC's policy and advocacy strategy on climate displacement; supporting the UK government to implement policy frameworks including the Global Compacts; and working to support the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement's influencing on migration & displacement at global and regional levels.

About the team

The Humanitarian Policy (HP) team is made up of a dynamic group of colleagues in BRC's International Directorate who are tasked with ensuring high quality policy analysis, research and advocacy that enables improved humanitarian outcomes for crisis-affected people. Our work currently focuses on a range of issues that support and cut across the areas of focus in our broader International Directorate Strategy (protracted conflict, chronic hunger, and migration and displacement).

About the person

Along with an understanding of the international humanitarian system or international

development context, candidates for this role should have:

>The ability to capture and summarise large amounts of information

>Proven research, drafting and editing skills

>Excellent organisational skills

>Interpersonal skills and ability to work well as part of a team

>Experience of working or volunteering on international disaster response or international development, either within programmes or policy


Closing date for applications is 28th February (23:59).

Please click here to view the full job description and person specification for this position.

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at or call us on 0300 004 0554 quoting reference REQ0000028MT

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working policy

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A little bit more about us...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us. 

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.


Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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Connecting human kindness with human crisis

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