London, Greater London

£22,000 - £27,000


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Job Description

Do you want to be part of an organisation that fights for children every single day? We are seeking a proactive and organised Coordinator to support the Humanitarian Capacity Building Team. You will support the team with the delivery of our portfolio of programmes that build the skills and experience of Save the Children staff, as well as the wider Humanitarian sector.

In our Humanitarian department, we fight for children every single day. We integrate emergency and development work, through our country programmes. We increase our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As part of the wider Humanitarian Department, the Humanitarian Capacity Building Team focuses on building the capacity of humanitarians through a wide range of innovative professional development programmes. The team manage and implement a range of initiatives intended to build global surge capacity, develop talent at all levels and provide professional training opportunities for national staff. You will be an essential part of the team, providing administrative support both to the team as a whole and to the various projects and initiatives within the team portfolio. You will also:

  • Organise workshops and events and team meetings, taking minutes and ensuring action points are shared
  • Track HCB team’s movements and be the point of contact and support for team members who are travelling, coordinating overseas travel and visas for team members
  • Keep up-to-date tracking systems of payments processed, expenses claimed, and purchases made to ensure financial accountability and transparency
  • Lead on the team’s internal communications, liaising with staff based in other countries to ensure the whole team is connected and informed
  • Participate as a team member in away days and weekly team meetings in order to be aware of programme developments and higher organisational issues.

To be successful you will have strong administrative, communication and organisation skills, with experience in a role supporting a large and busy dispersed team. You will have a strong interest in the humanitarian sector, with an understanding of the importance of capacity building. In addition, you will have:

  • Experience of organising or helping organise events
  • Confidence using Microsoft Word Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Financial management experience
  • Confidence in working with Excel spreadsheets and able to manage financial information
  • Experience of recruiting or helping to recruit staff
  • Experience of supporting the organising of conferences or trainings
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to solve problems, work under own initiative and see tasks through to completion.

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: Sunday 20th January, 2019