Senior Advocacy Coordinator - PNG

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Save The Children
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Apply by 5 September 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 7 August 2018

Job Description

Be the voice for children in Papua New Guinea. Influence the influencers; push children’s rights to the top of the list. You’ll establish and maintain relationships with Governments, CSOs and multi-lateral agencies to drive key advocacy outcomes. Through the development of positive and effective relationships, you will help us widen our influence, help achieve policy change and attract support for country programs.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious and creative. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We deliver long term programs supporting communities and life-saving assistance in times of emergencies. We’ve been supporting communities in Papua New Guinea for 40 years, working across all regions, and are committed to be a platform for transformative and lasting change for children, their families and their communities.

Where you come in:
In this permanent full-time position based in our Port Moresby office, you will be responsible for leading the implementation of a country level advocacy strategy to address child rights focussed issues in Papua New Guinea. You will be part of a dynamic country team and report to the Deputy Country Director.

You will make an impact by:
* Positioning Save the Children as the go-to-organisation for child rights issues in Papua New Guinea
* Leading the implementation of the child protection advocacy strategy
* Foster a culture of external collaboration among all Papua New Guinea offices
* Managing financial and policy outcomes across a Nutrition pooled fund grant and Child Protection grant

If we could compose the perfect you…

…You are passionate about child rights and use your passion and energy in a strategic way to convince stakeholders to work collaboratively to achieve outcomes for children. You are an excellent communicator able to make convincing arguments verbally and in writing based on robust analysis of evidence. You are an influencer, able to patiently but persuasively influence others and foster a sense of accountability among leaders to deliver results for children.

This role requires:
* Qualifications in a relevant field (Communications, Marketing, Arts, Politics, etc.)
* Comprehensive understanding of Papua New Guinea context
* Solid experience gained in policy and / or advocacy work
* Strong research and policy analysis skills including the development of recommendations
* Experience influencing national and local advocacy outcomes
* Project management skills
* Stakeholder management skills including experience in government and donor relations

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. We offer a competitive salary, a friendly and flexible work
environment, and great career opportunities - both locally and internationally.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter (2 pages maximum) and current resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close Tuesday 21 August 2018.

Position Description - Senior Advocacy Coordinator

Save the Children is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.

Location(s): Papua New Guinea - National Capital District - Port Moresby

About the Organization

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We are working hand in hand with our supporters to create a world in which every child has a healthy, happy and safe childhood. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn and has a voice to speak for themselves.

OUR VISION is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

OUR PURPOSE is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children manages and implements programs designed to save and improve the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children. We have programs running all across Australia and have offices and staff in each State and Territory. Globally, we also work in over 120 countries. Each year Save the Children touches the lives of over 80 million children.

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