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Senior Coordinator – Global Development Policy & Advocacy

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    Save the Children – US

    Closing date:
    31 Dec 2019


    This position will coordinate our public policy & advocacy work related to governance, finance and accountability. The position will support Save the Children’s policy and advocacy contributions to a coalition focused on U.S. foreign aid effectiveness called “The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN)”, through research, writing, and other duties. The Sr. Coordinator is accountable for the day-to-day support of Save’s engagement with MFAN, including senior-level staff engagement. The position will also support the project coordination of Save the Children’s Addis Tax Initiative project in collaboration with Save the Children Kenya. The project was launched in January 2018 to increase domestic resource mobilization (DRM) to address the resource gap in foreign assistance.

    NOTE – Funding for this position is expected to be available until December 2020, with a possibility of extension.

    Essential Duties

    Support our Aid Effectiveness Work (40%): Provide support to Save the Children senior staff in their engagement within MFAN; prepare talking points for Save the Children speakers at meetings and events; attend regular aid reform meetings with MFAN, other NGOs/think tanks, and the US government and NGO meetings; do scheduling, meeting report out, and project management; write blogs, policy statements, or op-eds as needed.

    Coordinate the Kenya Addis Tax Initiative Project (35%): Coordinate and manage project deliverables and budget for the ATI project; schedule and support DC meetings with US government, think tanks and NGOs and with the Save the Children Kenya country office; attend development finance-related meetings in DC; additional tasks include preparing for bi-weekly meetings with the Save the Children Kenya staff. Perform other administrative and coordination duties as necessary.

    Event organizing (10%): Organize and promote roundtables and events related to both initiatives with the Executive Branch, Congressional, NGO and think tank participants.

    Grant writing and reporting (10%): Support public policy team by writing grant proposals and reports related to our governance, finance, and accountability work.

    Social media and communications (5%): Write and disseminate advocacy and communications materials; provide input and help to support PPA social media strategies with Save the Children’s communication team.

    Required Qualifications

    • High School Diploma required
    • 3-4 years of relevant work experience
    • Demonstrated project management skills; able to juggle multiple projects and assignments
    • Ability to provide a full range of support from meeting scheduling to contributing policy analysis in written products
    • Detail-oriented, organized, ambitious and proven track record of being a hard worker
    • Exceptional writing, research and analytical skills
    • Ability to work independently on tasks with minimal supervision, manage own time effectively, and to problem-solve
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be a team player in fast-paced environment

    Preferred Qualifications

    • BA in relevant field
    • Work in a Congressional office, NGO, think-tank, or in the Executive Branch strongly preferred
    • Background in aid effectiveness and development finance issues
    • Social media and communications savvy
    • Experience working in large, complex matrixed organization

    Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

    Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

    Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!

    About Save the Children

    Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

    Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

    We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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