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Pacific Policy and Advocacy Advisor - Port Moresby

Save The Children

We are unflinching in standing up for the rights of children, and we want you to help us ensure their voices are heard. Our advocacy is informed by experience from field programs around the world lending credibility to our policy expertise on issues related to children. Our work is evidence based and conducted with professional and academic rigour; we produce sound arguments to deliver meaningful policy change and enhance Save the Children Australia's reputation. Our growing team of policy and advocacy experts is responsible for a diverse policy portfolio; join us to advocate and campaign for better practices and policies to fulfil children's rights.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this one-year full-time maximum-term position, based in Port Moresby, PNG, you will provide expert policy and advocacy advice across a range of aid, development, and child rights policy issues. This role will play an important role in being an interface with the PNG government, donors and supporting the activities of Save the Children Australia. This position will commence from January 2022 through to December 2022, you will be part of our Policy and Advocacy team and will report to the Head of Policy.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing high level policy advice across a range of aid and development and child rights policy issues, focusing on the Pacific
  • Representing Save the Children at high-level meetings and contribute to policy dialogue, with high-level stakeholders including the PNG Government, foreign missions in Port Moresby, and other government and non-government actors
  • Preparing submissions for inquiries and consultations and assist in representing Save the Children Australia in presenting such submissions during hearings, whether in PNG or in Australia
  • Supporting the development and implementation of policy and advocacy strategies for Save the Children offices in the Pacific

Does this sound like you?

You will be communicating confidently to stakeholders on topics such as climate change, ending violence against children, social protection, nutrition and education, all while ensuring that the rights of children are protected and promoted. You will have a strong understanding of fiscal policy to inform policy making on these issues.

You will help develop policy, advocacy, and communications content to assist Save the Children Australia's advocacy activities across the Pacific. That will include close consultation with offices in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, in addition to PNG, as well as Save the Children members in Fiji and New Zealand.

This role requires:

  • Experience working on policy and advocacy issues in PNG
  • Experience in providing advice on fiscal policies to inform social policy development
  • Strong advocacy skills, with experience in delivering successful advocacy campaigns
  • Excellent written and expressive communication skills, including the ability to adapt writing style for a range of audiences and products including government submissions, internal policy briefs and media
  • Ability to network and build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the 'Apply' section below.

Position Description - Pacific Policy and Advocacy Advisor

As part of the selection process, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment and psychometric assessment to help us determine your suitability for the role.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check (where necessary), and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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