Advocacy Officer

Salary - £30k - £35k
Location - Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Type - Perm
Discipline - Fundraising

Organisation - International Development
Agency Contact - Ellen Drummond
Reference - J19503

SOS Children's Villages, one of the world's largest and most highly regarded NGOs, is in the process of building its advocacy presence to ensure they can work to improve UK Government policies that affect vulnerable children in some of the world’s poorest communities. This special and unique opportunity is a dream come true for a talented advocacy expert motivated by seeing first-hand the difference they make every single day.

Our Advocacy Officer will be a meticulous thinker who has excellent understanding of the working of UK Government and experience of influencing at a senior level. You they will bring with you solid experience of advocacy campaigning with the ability to enhance understanding of developments in child-focussed rights policy at national, continental and global levels, offering creative insights into potential campaign directions, media talking points, thought leadership and data collation reports aimed at journalists. SOS Children’s Villages works in 125 countries supporting orphaned children and fragile families, providing quality education and healthcare, as well as caring for children during times of crisis and disaster, and we are looking for a talented individual to harness the wealth of communications opportunities this core work creates.

A varied list of responsibilities includes: developing and delivering the organisational advocacy strategy; monitoring developments in public policy and advocacy campaigning; writing up briefing documents and reports to enhance learning and understanding; Building solid, productive relationships across the UK INGO sector to enhance collaboration, learning and opportunities to partner.

On our absolutely ‘must have’ list:

• Demonstrable experience of working in social policy and/or human rights
• Knowledge of structures and workings of UK Government, understanding of EU and UN processes
• Excellent verbal communications, with the ability to liaise with all levels of staff and external stakeholders
• Knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods
• Broad understanding of the factors affecting the poorest and most vulnerable people in developing countries and a passion for promoting and enabling the positive impact of SOSUK
• Positive individual that brings bags of energy

This role is part-time (0.6FTE)

If you have the big imagination and ambition to be part of the team, then please apply initially with a copy of your CV to Ellen Drummond:

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Ellen Drummond

Ellen Drummond

Regional Director

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