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Civil Society Coordinator - Scaling Up Nutrition (2606)

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14 Jul 2016, 21:05

Division: Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns
Department: Policy & Research
Team: Hunger & Nutrition
Location: London
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Full / Part Time: Full-time
Salary: £44,000
Contract Duration: 4 months
Closing Date: 31 July 2016
As Civil Society Coordinator you will coordinate a global network of civil society actors and around 40 national level civil society alliances working on nutrition.

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement is a network of Governments, Donors, Businesses, UN agencies and civil society organisations – coming together with the aim of ending malnutrition. The Civil Society Network (SUN CSN), hosted at Save the Children, will play a crucial role in advocacy for the development of ambitious national nutrition plans and accountability for the delivery of those plans.

Based in London but operating internationally, with flexible working arrangements as part of a mostly virtual team, you will play a pivotal role in driving and resourcing a network which operates in 39 countries, to strengthen national advocacy, facilitate lesson learning, and ensure that advocacy at the national level translates to global leadership. You will inspire, encourage and motivate civil society actors in the network to ensure the successful development and expansion of a vibrant civil society network for nutrition. In addition you will:

Provide support for the strengthening of existing Civil Society Alliances and the development / establishment of new Civil Society Alliances in SUN countries
Support the development of regional hubs of civil society alliances and arrange their access to funding from the pooled funds, institutional donors and other sources
Develop strategic partnerships and effectively leveraging members’ engagement towards effective civil society contribution to multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral and multi-level nutrition efforts across SUN countries

Ensure the network is an enabling support system to foster cross-learning, knowledge management and broker technical assistance in support of strengthening civil society in their capacity to deliver

Head and develop the SUN CSN secretariat team so that it is delivering to an appropriate work plan and is realising its full potential.

To be successful you will be collaborative, intuitive, a good listener and motivator. You will have experience of working with civil society actors in a range of countries, of coordinating large groups of stakeholders and of fundraising for a network or movement. You will have high levels of demonstrable experience in developing and implementing policy, advocacy or campaigns strategies in nutrition or a related development area, setting priorities and providing oversight, and assessing and mitigating risk. In addition you will have:

Strong management skills, with a clear commitment to development and the ability to lead and inspire colleagues across the team and wider organisation
Strong experience of developing strategic partnerships with external organisations, key influencers and donors

Experience of and commitment to building and managing networks and alliances across organisations, geographies and cultures

Understanding of advocacy, political dynamics and delivering on change objectives in a public policy context

Proven track record of high level project management delivering results on an international level

Strong experience of grant management, monitoring and evaluation, budget tracking and management and accountability for resources.

All candidates must be willing and have the ability to travel globally up to three months per year. Fluency in French or Spanish is desirable.

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