Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor (12 Month FTC)

Bristol |

Employer: Development Initiatives
Sector/Specialism: Charity

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor (12 Month FTC)

About Us

Development Initiatives applies the power of data and evidence to build sustainable solutions.

Our mission is to work closely with partners to ensure data-driven evidence and analysis are used effectively in policy and practice to end poverty, reduce inequality and increase resilience.

While data alone cannot bring about a better world, it is vital to achieving it. Data has the power to unlock insight, shine a light on progress and empower people to increase accountability.

We are now looking to recruit a Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor on a 12 month, fixed-term contract to promote our organisation and help us affect change.

We are experimenting with a blended approach to home and office working and so are flexible on your location, provided that you are based within the UK and can visit our offices in Bristol on a regular basis.

The Benefits

- Competitive salary
- 25 days’ holiday pro rata, plus all Bank/public holidays
- Pension scheme with 5% employer contribution
- Flexible working arrangements (e.g. homeworking, flexitime)
- Healthcare scheme with an employee assistance programme
- Paid study leave and financial support
- Paid professional membership fees
- Buy and sell holiday scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Informal work environment (e.g. casual dress)
- Free access to the onsite gym in the Bristol office
- Up to five days’ paid leave to volunteer for causes that address poverty and help vulnerable people

If you’re a policy development professional from a development, humanitarian or international relations background, this is the perfect opportunity to advance your expertise with our ground-breaking organisation.

Upon joining our welcoming team, you will discover a supportive and encouraging work environment in which we will enable you to find your feet and flourish in your role.

You will play a crucial role in helping to end poverty, reduce inequality and increase resilience. You will work safe in the knowledge that every workday will bring us closer to achieving a goal that so many have had before.

What’s more, we go the extra mile for staff wellbeing because we recognise that a happy workforce is a thriving workforce. Offering flexible working, paid leave for volunteering or studies and more, we prioritise your passions and interests and facilitate both your professional and personal growth.

The Role

As a Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor, you will play a pivotal role in producing and promoting our poverty-ending policy work.

Collaborating with the Crisis and Humanitarian Lead, you will manage, develop and propel forward our humanitarian engagement strategy and policy research.

Building and managing relationships with key crisis-related stakeholders, you will identify opportunities to influence change in policy and behaviour.

Additionally, you will:

- Lead the development of policy-relevant research, analysis and outreach on emerging crisis financing issues
- Conceptualise projects
- Produce and then deliver presentations to a senior audience
- Represent our organisation at high-level forums

About You

To be considered as a Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor, you will need:

- At least five years’ experience in development, humanitarian or international relations policy development, engagement and research/analysis
- Strong engagement and networking experience and a wide range of contacts
- Demonstrable experience influencing, and/or managing relations with, a range of stakeholder groups
- Excellent analytical and research skills
- The ability to work with data to develop clear and accessible written products and presentations
- A degree, and preferably a postgraduate degree (or equivalent academic qualification)

Early applications are highly encouraged; we will be reviewing submissions as they arrive, and interviews will be held periodically. As we are recruiting on a rolling basis, we reserve the right to end recruitment without notice.

Other organisations may call this role Senior Policy Advisor, Humanitarian Advisor, Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Policy Engagement Advisor, Policy Researcher, or Policy Analyst.

Webrecruit and Development Initiatives are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment.

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