Senior Policy Officer

Senior Policy Officer

Harris Hill is proud to be partnering with one of the world's leading humanitarian INGOs in its search for a new Senior Policy Officer to lead its work on nutrition.

As a key part of the organisation's UK team, the Senior Policy Officer will have a hands-on variety of responsibilities. For instance, despite the job title, the post is heavy on advocacy, stakeholder engagement and government / government department relations, whether that's with DFID or wider civil society. In essence, the purpose of the job is to lead the INGOs influencing work on nutrition and ensure that this is underscored by evidence-based policy positions.

Other key responsibilities include: creating policy reports and lobby briefs; acting as a key representative in networks, working groups, donors and parliamentarians; working with international country teams to produce advocacy capacity building resources; and line managing a variable number of interns. However, this is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, and the job is by nature varied and exciting.

Although it is not essential to come from a food and nutrition background, an understanding of the key factors at play is, as well as a wider passion for the subject matter. A solid track record of policy analysis and influencing as well as advocacy strategy planning and delivery is necessary, whether that's from working as part of an INGO, a donor / UN agency or government department. On a practical note, this position may involve a degree of international travel; and the postholder will also have an active commitment to promote diversity, equity and the interest of marginalised people around the world.

This is a 12-month, fixed-term contract (maternity cover) paying 38,401 p.a. The fixed deadline for applications is the morning of Wednesday 18th December, with a shortlist to be submitted later that afternoon; please send an updated CV to harry.marven@harrishill.co.uk as an initial expression of interest. Please note that only suitable applicants will be contacted with further information.