Job opening

Posting Title:Humanitarian Policy Adviser
Job Location: United Kingdom
Skill Required: Project/program Management,
Preferred Experience: 1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 29th Dec, 2020

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Job Description

What you will be doing
Reporting to the Senior Humanitarian Policy Adviser, you will seek to catalyze, co-produce and undertake cutting-edge trends research and analysis to generate evidence, ideas, innovation, and solutions for the Humanitarian sector in a changing world.

In this largely autonomous role, you will work in partnership with international and external partners and stakeholders, you will develop evidence and insights to inform policy discussions and ensure BRC is well-positioned with the key UK, and international stakeholders and decision-makers to influence change, as well as to inform and contribute to policy dialogue and thought-leadership on behalf of the wider International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Although it is anticipated that this role will initially be conducted from your home or remote location, it is expected that the successful candidate will be based within our UK Office in London as soon as the Government COVID-19 health and safety guidelines allow.

Is this the opportunity for you?

  • With a strong understanding of the international humanitarian system and international, regional, and national policy frameworks, you will understand policy-making processes and have experience working on a policy portfolio that extends to writing policy reports and briefings.
  • You will have proven research experience and excellent analytical skills, preferably within data analysis, modeling, and analytics of internal and external datasets, and be comfortable critically analyzing humanitarian policy and practice.
  • You will be flexible, organized, and have excellent communication and relationship management skills, comfortable collaborating and influencing distributed people and teams in a matrix environment.
  • (Please view the full role profile for more information about this vacancy)
  • The closing date for applications is 23:59, on Sunday the 3rd of January 2021 with interviews anticipated to be held on the 14th and 15th of January 2021 (via Zoom).

What you’ll get in return

  • We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
  •  36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  •  Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  •  Up to 6% contributory pension
  •  Flexible working policy
  •  Genuine investment in your training and personal development

A little bit more about us…

  • The British Red Cross helps anyone, anywhere in the UK and overseas; get the support they need if a crisis strikes.
  • Our organization was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination.
  • Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
  • At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by the crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
  • Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
  • In the British Red Cross, we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organization where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
  • British Red Cross also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme for roles within the International Directorate. In line with the scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.
  • If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organization’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
  • As part of its recruitment and selection process, the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.


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