Advocacy Adviser, Health and Nutrition

  • Posted on 16 February 2021
  • Switzerland
  • Closing on 2 March 2021
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Job Description

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the permanent Advocacy Adviser, Health and Nutrition in our Geneva Office for 2 years (FTC) Geneva is a global health and nutrition hub, with the presence of global actors, including the World Health Organisation, UNAIDS, the Global Fund, GAVI, Scaling Up Nutrition, as well as a range of health and nutrition networks (like PMNCH) and partners. The World Health Assembly takes place every year in Geneva and its decisions are important to shape the global health and nutrition agenda.

As a leading child rights organisation, Save the Children is advocating for all children to realise their right to survival and health. We are advocating for the major causes of child mortality (including pneumonia) to be addressed with a focus on the most deprived and marginalised children. We are calling for accelerated progress on improving universal coverage of essential quality health and nutrition services, with a focus as well on the most deprived and marginalised children. We are promoting increased action on holistic adolescent health and wellbeing with emphasis on SRHR and nutrition.

The Advocacy Adviser Health and Nutrition will lead and have overall responsibility for Save the Children’s advocacy on Health and nutrition in Geneva, ensuring that Save the Children’s global health and nutrition advocacy objectives are reflected and influence Geneva-based health and nutrition processes and fora. He/she will play a key role to represent Save the Children to Geneva-based health and nutrition organisations and to influence them. He/she will be instrumental in influencing the health and nutrition agenda of governments through his/her engagement with Health attachés of Permanent Missions in Geneva. He/she will contribute to the health and nutrition global advocacy and policy agenda of Save the Children, working in close collaboration with Head of Health (Policy, Advocacy, Research) of Save the Children UK and with the global Head of Policy & Advocacy, Health & Nutrition

The Advocacy Advisor Health and Nutrition will also play a critical role to engage with Save the Children’s country and regional offices and ensure that they could contribute to influencing the global health and nutrition agenda.


Master’s Degree preferably in international law, political science, international relations or public health or nutrition


  • Minimum of five years of experience working in delivering health and nutrition policy and advocacy work
  • Experience in advocacy and policy work at national and/or international level, including proven success in developing and implementing high quality advocacy strategies, with demonstrable impact
  • Capacity of analysing complex policies and experience in developing policy briefs and policy papers
  • Experience of coordinating networks, building partnerships and forging coalitions to ensure good information sharing, mutual accountability and joint coherent action.
  • Good knowledge of international health and nutrition global actors and solid understanding of child health and nutrition issues
  • A commitment to child rights and to the aims, mission and goal of Save the Children.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of French, Spanish or another UN official language would be an asset

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector with an option of flexible of working hours

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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