Humanitarian Advocacy Manager (1), Rohingya Response

The role:

As a member of the Rohingya Response Senior Management Team, the Humanitarian Advocacy Manager shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Rohingya Response. The Humanitarian Advocacy Manager in his/her capacity is responsible for providing leadership to ensure excellence in our public and private facing Rohingya Response advocacy, while also line-managing Rohingya Response Media and Communications colleagues.

The Rohingya Response Humanitarian Advocacy Manager will support the Response Team to develop and implement the Bangladesh Rohingya Response advocacy work-stream, manage all advocacy initiatives and liaise with other stakeholders on behalf of Save the Children. The function will be a focal person for advocacy enquiries in the Country Office and from Save the Children International and individual Save the Children members. The function will involve advocacy on the immediate crisis and response, and related longer term issues.

Working closely with the Response Team (particularly with Programmes), the post holder will ensure that key advocacy messages and strategies are informed by the response and shaped in close consultation with the Bangladesh Country Director and the Rohingya Response Team Leader. The function will ensure that key advocacy messages are adhered to, and will seek clarification on any politically sensitive matters which may impact upon program operations.

  • Leadership of the Rohingya Response in Bangladesh
  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our full spectrum values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and donors
  • Lead on the development and implementation of the Rohingya Response Advocacy Strategy which includes both national and international advocacy, and short and longer term objectives, using tools, guidance and engagement from the Humanitarian Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) and other useful resources.
  • Working closely with programmes, provide analysis of how children have been affected by the crisis, the national policy responses and policy frameworks, as well as other factors such as coordination, funding for the response, security and current and future challenges that have an impact on children and their access to humanitarian assistances
  • Draft and otherwise support the production of advocacy products as outlined in the advocacy strategy for use at the country, regional and international levels.
  • Ensure that all advocacy messages, documents and strategies are evidence-based, drawn from field experience and assessments, of high quality and effective, and are approved by the Country Director and Team Leader, as necessary. When necessary ensure advocacy products are signed-off according to the SCI sign-off procedures. 

Qualifications and experience:

  • At least 5 years demonstrated experience in advocacy on humanitarian, protection and refugee issues specifically focused on child rights and human rights in emergency contexts along with 3 years’ management experience
  • Hands on experience of influencing and advocacy work including lobbying, policy development and information provision in humanitarian issues at national, regional and/or international level
  • Excellent skills in advocating towards government officials, humanitarian actors, donors and UN agencies in developing countries and emergency context along with extensive knowledge of child rights and international humanitarian law
  • Experience and strong skills in developing and implementing humanitarian advocacy strategies
  • Experience of working with other NGOs and coordinating inter-agency advocacy activities, strategies and products
  • Broad understanding of Media and Communication products required in emergency settings
  • High-level analytical and strategic thinking skills, strong research skills and excellent planning, management and coordination skills
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment, maintain a positive team dynamic, excellent interpersonal-skills/ ability to manage multicultural teams
  • Strong communication skills with excellent written and spoken ability in English and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) are other pre-requisites
  • Masters or equivalent in any subject from reputed University. Considering quality experience education may relax

Contract length: 12 months with possibility of extension

Job Location: Cox’s Bazar

The Organization:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

If you are interested, please send your CV along with details of your current remuneration and salary expectations at
(You must mention the position title at subject line of your email)

Application deadline: March 18, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview
Eligible Candidates from Cox’s Bazar locality are encouraged to apply
‘Save the Children promotes diversity in its workforce’

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.