Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor – Maternity cover
- Location:UK based
- Salary scale:£37,000−£41,500 per annum, depending on experience
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join and support us during a period of maternity leave as a Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor. This is a central role in producing and promoting our policy work. Working with the Crisis and Humanitarian Co-leads, the postholder will lead on specific policy areas, represent DI externally and contribute to developing and driving DI’s humanitarian engagement strategy by deepening and broadening DI’s engagement with stakeholders.
- Building and managing relationships with key external stakeholders in crisis-related financing and response (including public officials at donor agencies, regional bodies, governments, and representatives of multilateral agencies and civil society organisations), identifying opportunities to influence change in policy and behaviour.
- Generating actionable insights from large and complex datasets by undertaking quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
- Representing DI at high-level forums.
- Developing and working with colleagues to drive forward DI’s policy engagement and research on specific thematic areas and cross-cutting issues, with a particular focus on populations in crisis and humanitarian response.
- Leading the development and implementation of DI's engagement strategy on crisis financing with the Crisis and Humanitarian Co-leads.
We are looking for someone with at least five years’ experience in development, humanitarian or international relations policy development, engagement and research/analysis. The successful candidate will have experience of designing and delivering mixed method research projects, including working with quantitative data and conducting qualitative interviews.
To be successful you will need knowledge of the operational structures and priorities of a range of key policy actors in the humanitarian policy space, including multilateral agencies and inter-agency groups, government donors, regional actors, recipient country governments, think tanks and non-governmental organisations. You must have research and analytical skills, the ability to work with large and complex datasets and to write clear and accessible outputs.
It would be an advantage to your application if you have foreign language skills (French and Spanish in particular) and two years’ post-qualification experience working in humanitarian contexts.
Although this role is advertised as 35hrs per week we would still be interested in seeing your application if you would like to work part-time/flexibly.
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 with your CV and cover letter to our online application portal.
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.
This role was first advertised on 25 September 2023.