Fixed term contract for 12 months
Do you want to play a key role in standing up for Children? Then join us as Anticipation and Risk Finance Officer – Start Network.
The Start Network is an independent charity made up of more than 40 aid agency members across five continents, ranging from large international organisations to national NGOs. Our aim is to deliver more effective emergency aid, harnessing the power and knowledge of the network to make faster and better decisions to help people affected by crises. We advocate for radical change in the global aid system so that the world can deal better with the humanitarian challenges of today, and of the future.
About the Role
We believe that advanced preparedness and early action is essential in responding to humanitarian situations today. By anticipating these events and using forecast information it enables us to consider innovative financing approaches, to better prepare for and respond to these situations.
As Anticipation and Risk Finance Officer you will play a key programmatic support role and engage in programme development, grant administration and reporting on both day to day operations and the roll out of new projects and pilots across a range of disaster risk financing and anticipation initiatives.
This role presents an exciting capacity building opportunity for an experienced Officer, looking to expand their experience and knowledge of early action, risk financing, multilateral and networked coordination and humanitarian innovation. You will join a dynamic team, one that is open, and embraces change and have ample opportunity to help build and develop the organisation.
Other key responsibilities of the role include:
- Support the Operations Lead role with team-wide initiatives, specific operational pieces of work including but not limited to proposal and report writing, programme briefs and budget tracking of projects
- Support the Partnerships Advisor with organisation of FOREWARN events, including event planning and running
- Oversee the maintenance of FOREWARN community contact lists and information channels and provide more general overall support for the FOREWARN programme
- Provide support to the Learning Meal Advisor on the development of project specific learning framework and in the wider implementation of the departmental learning framework
- Support the development of project specific communications materials (e.g.: case studies/1-pagers) that demonstrate best practice in anticipation and risk financing
To be successful you will have:
- A relevant academic qualification in the field of international humanitarianism/development, social/political science, or other relevant subject area (e.g. adult learning and development)
- Experience of working in a humanitarian or development organisation
- A proven project support skill set and excellent written and oral communication skills, including computer literacy and confidence in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- An awareness of the challenges of distance support and cultural differences
- The ability to travel internationally, occasionally at short notice and to remote and insecure locations.
You must have fluency in written and spoken English as well as a permit to work in the UK. Working competency in French or Spanish is highly desirable.
Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
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.
If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.
To apply please visit our website.
Closing date: 24th January 2021
Please note - whilst this role is advertised as office based, Save The Children UK will remain a remote-working organisation until at least 30 June 2021.