Director of Policy, Impact and Advocacy – Vacancy Reference VER.202203

6 May 2022

The need for greater accountability to people affected by crises has been recognised for many years, and there has been an increased effort by many organisations to do more. However, achieving this requires systematic change  – and this new role at the CHS Alliance is designed to help identify opportunities and position the CHS in this drive for greater accountability.

We are looking for someone passionate about greater accountability in the sector, good knowledge of quality and accountability and a proven past ability to influence change makers and drive policy change.

If you feel you can support the delivery of the ambitious CHS Alliance strategy 2022 – 2025, we would love to hear from you.

What we expect from you
As the Director of CHS Policy, Impact and Advocacy within the CHS Alliance, you will be part of the Senior Management Team focusing on three areas:

  • Leading policy oversight of CHS Verification
  • Demonstrating the impact of the CHS
  • Advocating for greater uptake up of the CHS.

As part of the team, you commit to the CHS Alliance vision, mission, and values and commit to be personally and collectively responsible for upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.  This includes refraining from acts of misconduct, respecting the CHS Alliance’s Code of Conduct and the dignity of those whom the Alliance pledges to assist and with whom they have contact.

You will find the full job description here. 

Terms and Conditions
Start Date:  September 2022
Reports to:  Executive Director
Direct reports: Verification lead and Senior Advisor on CHS and Outreach
Location:  London or Geneva, with a preference for London. Possibility for other locations to be considered if hosted by a CHS Alliance member
Contract type:  open-ended, full-time (80% will be considered for the right candidate)
Salary scale: for UK – starting from GBP50’000 gross/year. For Switzerland – starting from 100’000CHF gross/year.

Important notice:
The CHS Alliance has a zero-tolerance policy towards the abuse of power, exploitation, bullying, harassment and discrimination and towards fraud and corruption.

As representatives of the CHS Alliance, staff behaviour must be seen to be of the highest standard and in keeping with the CHS Alliance vision, mission and aims. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. As part of these checks, the CHS Alliance is participating in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. The participation in this Scheme requires the CHS Alliance to seek information about candidate’s misconduct (including sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment) with any previous employers for at least the past five years.

How to apply
You shall submit your application by email to:

Applications shall include in one PDF documentCV and a motivation letter (no longer than 2 pages). Please mention your name and the vacancy reference in the subject line.
Vacancy reference: VER.202203

Deadline for applicationsuntil the role is filled