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Job Title: Specialist Child Health Advocacy
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Organization: Save the Children, Federation Inc
Posted: 6/26/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Communication
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Seattle,  WA    USA
Position Description: Save the Children USA has global health programs in more than 50 countries worldwide. A key thematic area of focus in the global health portfolio for the agency is child health. Save the Children is planning to conduct child pneumonia and diarrhea advocacy activities in selected African and Asian countries in 2018. The Child Health Advocacy Specialist will join the Child Health team of the Department of Global Health at Save the Children and focus on the advocacy and communications needs of the Pneumonia Innovations team. The position holder will contribute to the achievement of the overall goals of the Pneumonia Innovations team by leading the development of an effective child health advocacy strategy and operationalizing the strategy at all levels. This position is contingent on funding.

Qualifications: • Masters degree in health advocacy, communications, public health or related field preferred. Minimum bachelor’s degree required. • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience required in development of advocacy and communications strategies with experience designing and implementing results-oriented strategic advocacy plans for developing country-level programs and global projects. • Experience establishing and fostering partnerships with key international development partners including UN agencies, donors and other nongovernmental organizations. • Strong project management skills, with excellent attention to detail; able to synthesize, organize, and present information effectively to different audiences. • Ability to establish metrics and mechanisms to measure and monitor program results (immediate and long-term) to ensure effective, quality programming and impact. • Experience and expertise working with key policy-level and advocacy counterparts. • Experience in developing international program dissemination plans, tools, and products. • Experience in dissemination, print, video and online media, preferably related to child health. • Successful planning and management of international events, including meetings and conferences. • Excellent English writing, communication and public presentation skills, preferably in child health policy, advocacy and research issues. • Computer literacy in word processing, publication, graphics, and spreadsheet software packages. • Global perspective and mindset; ability to work effectively with colleagues from myriad cultures, backgrounds and geographies. Having worked internationally in an African or Asian setting for minimum 2 years preferred. • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as a team member with diverse headquarters, field office, partner agency staff, and developing country officials. • Self-motivated and highly flexible individual who is able to manage multiple tasks and priorities. Must have strong critical thinking, diplomacy, and negotiation skills. • Secondary language (French), preferable. • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, up to 25% time. • The position will be based in Seattle, WA.

Organization Description: Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy. All representatives of Save the Children – employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, Board members and others who work with children on Save the Children’s behalf – are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Closing Date: 9/26/2017
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Contact Name: Amy Ginsburg,  Specialist Child Health Advocacy
Contact Location: 501 Kings Highway
Suite 400
Contact Location: 501 Kings Highway
  Suite 400
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How to Apply: Please visit the following link: equisition.jsp? org=SAVETHECHILDREN&cws=1&rid=5019

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