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LOCATION: Bardibas, EFO
CONTRACT LENGTH: Fixed-term until December 2018 with possible extension
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, Child Protection and Child Rights Governance (CRG), Livelihoods, HIV and AIDS, and Humanitarian crises.
Advocacy is an important element of our programs and links directly with Save the Children’s Theory of Change. For Save the Children to be the voice and to be able to bring results to scale, effective advocacy is a prerequisite. Save the Children’s advocacy work is most effectively carried out together with partners and civil society, including children.
The Policy Advocacy Coordinator is responsible to support the Associate Director (EFO) including Program Managers to undertake policy advocacy related work in relation to program/projects issues at provincial and local levels. S/He work closely with the Associate Director to build network and relationship with provincial government including parliamentarian to lobby and advocate for issue based policy advocacy works. S/He will also coordinate with Program Managers, while dealing with issue based policy advocacy work provincial and local levels. S/He will work in an integrated approach for the advocacy and campaigning among different thematic areas as well as inter-related thematic areas will be coordinated as a priority. S/He will make regular field visits to strengthen and support the field team to identify advocacy issues/opportunities and documenting best practices related to advocacy and links them up with national level advocacy which is realistic, achievable and brings about systemic/policy level changes with impacts across the country.
The position holder will be responsible to facilitate and support Thematic Specialists/Directors to establish and maintain relationships with Federal/Provincial and local level governments and influence and support the formulation/reformulation of legal/policy framework on children's right to protection, health, nutrition, education and overall child rights infrastructure in compliance with international human/child rights standards. S/He will also work to strengthen linkages and collaboration with child rights/civil society organizations and networks to promote child rights agenda in the country. S/He will work closely together with the Specialists to keep him/herself updated about latest development in CRG, Child Protection, Health & Nutrition and Education themes nationally and internationally to ensure that Nepal Country programs’ and EFO programs advocate on CRG, Child Protection, Education and Health & Nutrition is relevant and effective and in line with local, national/international development.
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