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Save the Children

Humanitarian Education Advisor – Country Facing, Save the Children, London

  • full-time job
  • London
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Jan 28, 2017

Save the Children

Humanitarian Education Advisor – Country Facing (2929)

  • Division:
    Global Programmes
  • Department:
  • Team:
    Humanitarian Technical Unit
  • Location:
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Full / Part Time:
  • Salary:
    From £34,000 to 38,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Contract Duration:
    Up to 12 Months
  • Closing Date:
    29 January 2017

As Humanitarian Education Advisor you will ensure the delivery of high quality, timely and accountable humanitarian education response which ensures children, without discrimination, enjoy their right to education.  You will have responsibility for managing education Humanitarian Surge Team (HST).

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Humanitarian department integrates emergency and development work, through our country programmes. It increases our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

Save the Children works to increase access to inclusive, quality basic education for the most marginalised children. We are committed to achieving an education ‘breakthrough’ both for children from conflict affected and fragile states and those caught up in emergencies. We believe that education should be provided as an essential life-saving component of humanitarian responses. We have ambitious plans to grow both our own capacity to provide an education focussed response in emergency situations and to ensure that other humanitarian actors and funders recognise the importance of education in emergencies.

As Humanitarian Education Advisor you will undertake field visits to conduct assessments, design programmes, develop proposals and provide technical assistance and capacity building in humanitarian contexts. You will ensure the successful and timely delivery of education in emergencies, establishing new education programmes or the scale-up of existing programmes in response to need. In addition you will:

  • Provide common frameworks and guidance to country programmes to ensure preparedness as well as high quality operations and advocacy in humanitarian contexts
  • Maintain a strategic overview of education issues affecting children in humanitarian contexts, monitoring trend and providing input to strategy, planning and response processes
  • Develop and deliver country level, regional and local preparedness and education workshops/programmes/trainings for humanitarian Education staff
  • Contribute to strategy development, programme policy, innovation and learning within Save the Children UK and SCI
  • Represent SC and our EIE (Education in Emergencies) work internally and externally, contributing proactively to advocacy, media and communications messaging as well as through technical policy and practice developments, evidence and research.

To be successful you will have substantive operational experience and a track record of success in delivering high quality emergency response programmes in education, in sudden onset and chronic settings and demonstrable strong commitment to Education in Emergencies. You will also have:

  • Demonstrable experience in effective team and line management as well as capacity building mentoring and coaching
  • Solid communication skills (lobbying, presentations) combined with strong writing (proposal and reports), financial (experience of working within budget constraints) and analytical skills (to develop recommendations for an appropriate response)
  • Flexibility, with the ability to travel at short notice, including to remote and insecure locations for approximately 50% of work time.

We would like to encourage Arabic and Spanish speaking candidates.

You will receive a competitive salary + pension, travel and the opportunity to join a team at the cutting edge of humanitarian innovation.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: Sunday 29th January 2017




Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based. 

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role



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