Humanitarian Advocacy Senior Manager - Jakarta

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Application deadline: Sen 25 Mar 2019


1 position based in Jakarta Country Office




The Humanitarian Advocacy Senior Manager will implement the humanitarian advocacy strategy for YSTC’s emergency portfolio, linking humanitarian advocacy to the national advocacy framework and existing advocacy priorities. Using a Child Rights lens, and focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), she/he will deliver effective advocacy and lobbying utilizing programmatic learning and evidence, to ensure optimal functioning of the Sulawesi response. The function will be a focal person for advocacy enquiries and work in the Response Team and from Save the Children International and individual Save the Children members. The function will be part of the Humanitarian Team in order to ensure that key advocacy messages and strategies are informed by the response. She/he will support the Sulawesi-based Communications and Advocacy Manager to deliver effective localized advocacy, ensuring harmony and consistency with national level advocacy. He/she will be able to be deployed to any other humanitarian areas to provide support for the delivery of advocacy work. 


The post holder will work closely with the Technical Advisors team under PDQ on updating advocacy objectives and work plans, in collaboration with YSTC Advocacy and Campaign team as well as Media and Communication team (Director and Senior Manager) in particular when engaging Government of Indonesia. The post holder shares the accountability to build the most positive and affirming work environment possible and ensure that the management, staffing and culture of the organization are suitably aligned with the mission, evolving goals and strategic ambitions of the Member Accountability Framework.



  • Bachelor degree or at least 8 years working in advocacy in an area of social development or equivalent
  • Prior experience working in an emergency response contexts ideal
  • Significant prior experience working in advocacy on humanitarian issues, child rights, human rights, or development issues, preferably in emergency response contexts or fragile states
  • Experience of influencing and policy advocacy work including lobbying, policy development and information provision in humanitarian issues at national, regional and/or international level
  • Excellent skills in advocating towards government officials, humanitarian actors and UN agencies in developing countries
  • Experience of and strong skills in developing and implementing humanitarian advocacy strategies
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams
  • Good attention to detail
  • Extensive knowledge of child rights and international humanitarian law
  • High-level analytical and strategic thinking skills and strong research skills
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
  • Patience, adaptability, flexibility, and ability to improvise and remain responsive and to communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Experience in working with other NGOs and coordinating inter-agency or coalition advocacy activities, strategies and products
  • Commitment to Save the Children values



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