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Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) Advocacy Officer - maternity cover

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA)Advocacy Officer - maternity cover in Geneva, Switzerland Save the Children International office.

Role Purpose:

Working at the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, the candidate [or Advocacy Officer] will conduct advocacy related to promoting the endorsement and implementation of the Safe Schools Declaration and the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict.

The GCPEA Advocacy Officer is responsible for developing and delivering advocacy messages, implementing GCPEA’s advocacy strategy, and producing high-quality products such as letters to permanent missions and briefing papers. He/she supports GCPEA’s advocacy efforts to influence UN and intergovernmental agendas related to the Safe School Declaration and implementation activities at international, regional and national levels.


  • Relevant experience of advocacy work in the humanitarian, human rights or development fields;
  • Good understanding of international humanitarian and human rights law, including the right to education;
  • Good knowledge of the advocacy/policy environment of the UN, including UN human rights mechanisms;
  • Experience in organising and conducting international events, including coordination with different stakeholders and managing logistics;
  • Ability to write and deliver oral presentations in a clear, concise style and for various audiences;
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills;
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • A proven ability to work in a professional manner in a multilingual, multifaceted, international setting with limited supervision and a willingness to learn new skills;
  • Strong sense of responsibility coupled with teamwork skills;
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) required, with a working knowledge of French, Spanish, and/or Arabic desirable;
  • Commitment to GCPEA and Save the Children values;
  • Computer skills including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Ability to update websites and use social media.

This role will be based in Geneva, Switzerland Save the Children International office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A full copy of the role profile can be found available for download at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Description

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Job description

23 Apr 2024

9 May 2024 - 02:59 EEST


Advocacy, Campaigns and Policy

Fixed-term contract


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