Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor
An exciting fixed-term contract based in UK. Be part of a dynamic organisation committed to ending poverty.
- Location:DI’s Bristol, UK, office with blended working (remote working in the UK is also available).
- Salary scale:£35,000–£43,000, depending on experience
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor to join our team and play a central role in producing and promoting our policy work.
Working closely with the Crisis and Humanitarian Lead, the postholder will lead on specific policy areas, and will be responsible for developing and driving forwards DI’s humanitarian engagement strategy and policy research. They will deepen and broaden DI’s engagement with stakeholders, represent DI externally and will gather and share data and analysis to catalyse their use for change.
- Build and manage relationships with key external stakeholders in crisis-related financing and response (including public officials in donors, regional bodies, governments, and representatives of multilateral agencies and civil society organisations (CSOs)), identifying opportunities to influence change in policy and behaviour
- Identify and lead the development of policy-relevant research, analysis and outreach on emerging crisis financing issues, including the conceptualisation of projects
- Represent DI at high-level forums.
- Develop and deliver presentations to a senior audience.
We are looking for someone with strong engagement and networking experience, with a wide range of contacts and proven experience of managing relations with/influencing a range of stakeholder groups, including governments, multilateral organisations, regional organisations, civil society organisations (CSOs), politicians, the media and the private sector.
The ideal candidate will have analytical and research skills with the ability to work with data to develop clear and accessible written products and presentations.
You will be educated to degree, preferably postgraduate degree level (or an equivalent academic qualification), and have at least five years’ experience in development, humanitarian or international relations policy development, engagement and research/analysis.
We are experimenting with a blended approach to home and office working and so are flexible on your location, provided that you are based within the UK and can visit our offices in Bristol on a regular basis.
Early applications are highly encouraged; we will be reviewing submissions as they arrive, and interviews will be held periodically. As we are recruiting on a rolling basis, we reserve the right to end recruitment without notice.
If you would like to contribute to increasing the impact of a dynamic organisation committed to ending poverty, we would love to hear from you. Please download and read the full recruitment pack and apply by uploading your CV and cover letter to our online application portal.