Fixed term contract for 9 months
The job of a Save the Children’s UK Learning Solutions Officer is varied and fulfilling.
- Do you have a genuine interest in people development and capacity building?
- Are you passionate about working in the humanitarian sector?
- Do have strong written, visual, and verbal communication skills?
- Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn’t just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?
If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!
Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.
Reporting directly to the Head of Learning and Organisational Services, the Learning Support Officer is responsible for providing administrative and project support for the Learning Solutions & Services team.
The Learning Support Officer will work closely with the team to provide support to the design, development and delivery of learning solutions and services across the team. They will also provide day to day project management and coordination support on a variety of tasks including award and contract management, reporting and information management.
As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively opposed systemic oppression of any form. The Learning Solutions Officer will also support our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.
The Learning Solutions Officer will provide administrative and project support to the design, development and delivery of learning solutions and services across the team. Key duties include:
- Supporting the effective project and award management of the learning portfolio
- Working with the Learning Solutions Specialists and the Strategic Partnerships Specialists to develop high quality proposals, tenders and reports
- Contributing to the design of learning solutions and services based on identified priorities
- Providing support across the team by writing reports, case studies outlining the impact of our work. Collecting and analysing data to share across the team
- Supporting on the learning needs analysis process
- Tracking and updating all administrative and logistics information
- Processing invoices and other financial information
- Managing the logistical support where necessary for the delivery of remote learning solutions, products and services
- Deep interest or experience in capacity strengthening which allows people to obtain, improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, tools, equipment, and other resources needed to do their jobs competently
- Deep interest or previous experience within the humanitarian sector
- Strong written, visual, and verbal communication skills with experience of creating materials for different audiences
- Experience of organising or helping to organise events such as meeting or conferences
- Able to juggle multiple priorities and deliver to deadlines and respond at short notice to a wide variety of tasks
- Ability to deliver and remain calm and confident in rapidly changing and time-pressured environments
- Ability to establish professional credibility quickly with colleagues, and to interact effectively at all levels and across all departments
- Ability to write business communications such as reports, presentations and written communications to a high level
- Strong problem solving and organisational skills
- A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
- A confident approach to problem-solving and decision-making approach
- A commitment to Save the Children UK’s aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity
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