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Head of Policy, Advocacy and Learning

Organisation: CHS Alliance

Posted on: 10 October 2017
Application deadline: 27 October 2017

The CHS Alliance improves the effectiveness and impact of assistance to crisis-affected and vulnerable people, by working with humanitarian and development actors on quality, accountability and people management initiatives. Creating a truly global enterprise, it already has a membership of more than 240 organisations that are headquartered in 55 capitals and operating in more than 160 countries worldwide.

The Head of Policy, Advocacy and Learning will be responsible to develop a global influencing strategy on Quality, Accountability and People Management that supports the promotion and achievement of the CHS Alliance mission - “To promote respect for the rights and dignity of people and communities vulnerable to risk and affected by disaster, conflict or poverty and enhance the effectiveness and impact of assistance by building a culture of quality and accountability.” This position will play a key role in driving engagement with key stakeholders and making the CHS Alliance an influential voice with governments, United Nations, donor agencies and other relevant institutions. This staff person will be a member of the CHS Alliance Senior Management Team and will deputise for the Executive Director in her/his absence.

The ideal candidate should have at least 10 years’ experience working on policy or advocacy issues related to humanitarian or development work, including at least 5 years at field level; in-depth understanding of policy analysis, advocacy planning and implementation; evidence of developing and implementing successful advocacy strategies that have changed attitudes, behaviour or legislation; understanding of contemporary international development and humanitarian issues and leadership and people management experience.

For details please download the job description here.

Interested candidates should submit their applications by email to Applications shall include a CV and a motivation letter. Please mention your name and the vacancy number in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: 27 October 2017

Interviews planned for the first week of November

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