Head of Humanitarian Programme Policy Practice and Advocacy
London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
At Christian Aid we have a vision of a better world. Half the world lives in poverty. Christian Aid aims to put a stop to that. So Christian Aid campaign against the inequalities that keep people poor and work with local organizations to give people the strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion. If you're as determined as Christian Aid to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to make change happen.
About the role
The Head of Humanitarian Programme Policy, Practice and Advocacy is a senior position that strategically manages Christian Aid’s humanitarian programme policy and advocacy work. As a driver of strategic change, s/he will be responsible for ensuring that staff working on humanitarian issues receive support to develop the quality and impact of Christian Aid’s humanitarian work. A key part of this will be enabling the humanitarian division and other staff in Christian Aid to develop and deliver public policy and advocacy that brings about positive change in humanitarian action and practice and thus improvements to the lives of poor people.
You will have significant knowledge of humanitarian issues and best practice in humanitarian action, and excellent understanding of the humanitarian donor funding environment and experience of successfully applying for institutional donor funds. You will be self-motivated with personal resilience and the ability to sustain performance. You will have a high level of oral and written communication skills; a proven ability to negotiate, influence and persuade others, including developing and maintaining successful working relationships with a range of colleagues and contacts at senior and junior levels; and experience of advocacy work and policy development.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
For more details and to apply, please go to https://jobs.christianaid.org.uk/vacancy/3024/description