Farringdon, Greater London
£38,250 - £45,000
Contract, Full-time
Job description

12 month fixed term contract

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Join us as Humanitarian Child Protection and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Advisor and drive the implementation of the movement-wide Humanitarian MHPSS Strategy within humanitarian responses.

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 Humanitarian Child Protection and MHPSS Advisor you will play a significant role in supporting MHPSS in humanitarian responses, building, supporting and coordinating a network of MHPSS professionals in Regional and Country Offices, rolling out the organisational MHPSS Strategy, and developing and applying MHPSS Technical Guidance. You will support country office staff to apply MHPSS approaches within humanitarian responses, providing strategic backstop support. In addition you will:

  • Act as Subject Matter Advisor for deployable MHPSS staff through the Global Humanitarian Surge Platform
  • Deploy for at least 10% of the time to regional and country offices to define key MHPSS needs and develop appropriate response strategies
  • Support the application of the competencies framework by developing and delivering capacity building targeted at defined capacity gaps.

To be successful you will be a team player with excellent communication skills and a track record of success in delivering high quality humanitarian MHPSS programmes. You will have experience of developing and implementing capacity building initiatives, as well as experience of supervision, coaching and mentoring of staff. You will have a sound understanding of Save the Children programme approaches and core standards in humanitarian response. Additionally you will have:

  • An academic/professional qualification at post-graduate level or equivalent in Psychology or clinical social work
  • The ability to travel at short notice, occasionally to remote and insecure locations for at least 10% of work time
  • Practical experience of the humanitarian coordination approach at country and global level.

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: 26th January 2020

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Posted on: 02 January 2020
Closed date: 26 January 2020
Tags: Advice, Information, Policy/Research