Humanitarian Policy Adviser - Resilience and Urbanisation
Organisation: British Red Cross Society
Posted on: 24 July 2012
Application deadline: 1 August 2012
The British Red Cross helps vulnerable people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
We are part of the world's largest global humanitarian network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual crises worldwide through the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The international work of the British Red Cross is managed by our International Division consisting of around eighty people based in the organisation's UK Office in London; the post of Humanitarian Policy Adviser lies within this Division and the post holder will have the chance to be part of an exciting and growing agenda.
The Humanitarian Policy team is made up of a small and dynamic group of advisers who are tasked with ensuring that our international work is informed by the external policy context. The post holder will be responsible for leading policy work on a range of issues, galvanising and working with others, with a specific focus on the following subjects:
. Resilience and, to a lesser extent, disaster risk reduction and climate change
. Humanitarian response in urban areas
. Policy support to major emergencies
The Humanitarian Policy Adviser will work closely with our operational teams in order to support learning, ensure that our international work is informed by current thinking and practice within the sector and the Movement, and to draw evidence from our programmes to support external engagement and advocacy. The post holder may also undertake evaluations, programme reviews and strategy support.
A key aspect of the role will be monitoring policy debates and trends in the Red Cross Movement and the global humanitarian sector. The role involves a significant amount of relationship management and representation with key external partners. The post holder is also responsible for policy engagement with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.
For further information and to apply on-line, please visit our website: www.redcross.org.uk/about-us/jobs Alternatively please send an A4 stamped addressed envelope, quoting reference UKO46406, to Francesca Ginnett UK Office, 44 Moorfields, London, EC2Y 9AL.
The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Wednesday 1 August 2012. Interviews will be held on Thursday 9 August.
As part of the recruitment and selection process the Red Cross undertakes CRB checking of all individuals who have regular contact with children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
SALARY: c. £34,000 including Inner London Weighting
LOCATION: Moorgate, London
CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent
HOURS: Full time
CLOSING DATE: 1/8/2012
Francesca Ginnett : firstname.lastname@example.org