Humanitarian Policy Lead at Save the Children – May 2024

Humanitarian Policy Lead

Role Purpose:

The holder of this position is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision for the development and delivery of Save the Children’s policy agenda on humanitarian reform. The holder will convene and coordinate operational, technical and humanitarian policy expertise across the organisation, represent Save the Children externally and draw from technical expertise, experience and learning across our humanitarian programmes as well as analysis of global trends and actors in carrying out this work. They will work with different internal teams and functions in SCI and across the movement. They will be responsible for supporting wider cross-thematic policy and strategy activities relating to Save the Children’s humanitarian strategy as required.


  • Significant operational and policy experience within the field of humanitarian coordination and response
  • At least seven years of experience in humanitarian policy and operational roles at country or regional levels
  • Demonstrable track record in policy development on humanitarian crises at the global, regional and/or national level
  • Long-term experience and proven track record in multilateral advocacy at global level and successful advocacy at country level on humanitarian policy related issues
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills, and of delivering significant results. Experience of building shared objectives, quality control, evaluation, motivation, performance management, staff development and training
  • A demonstrable ability to plan and communicate at a strategic level
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Excellent capacity-building skills, applicable across different countries and cultures and at the international level
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work collaboratively
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission and approach, including child safeguarding
  • Working knowledge of Spanish, French or Arabic is desirable
  • Experience of working in displacement contexts and/or humanitarian crises is essential

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