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Job Description

We are looking for a committed and motivated individual to join us as Programme Officer, supporting Humanitarian Capacity Building Programmes within the Humanitarian Capacity Building (HCB) team.

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.

As Programme Officer your main priority will be to work across the portfolio of HCB programmes delivered by Save the Children. The role is crucial to the ongoing role out across a suite of programmes which HCB delivers to enhance response capacity globally. Working with other Programme Officers, you will deliver a range of programmes and have a focus on the spectrum of training which supports the capacity of staff in the Countries and Regions in which Save the Children works, to deliver training as part of the sustainability and localisation priorities of Save the Children and the Humanitarian Sector.

Your main responsibilities will focus on:

  • Developing and delivering of HCB programmes
  • Coordinating with other Programme Officers to deliver training in synergy with other HCB initiatives
  • Conducting planning and Learning Needs Analysis processes & Capacity Gap analyses in relation to the broader portfolio of HCB delivery
  • Co-managing the logistics for face-to-face and distance learning events
  • Tracking and updating administrative and logistics information
  • Monitoring and evaluating the outputs and impact of HCB programmes

To be successful you will have a relevant academic qualification in the field of education, international humanitarianism/development or social/political science, or other relevant subject area. With a can-do attitude and the ability to work on your own initiative you will have experience working in training or capacity building, including providing support and guidance to individuals. Fluent written and spoken English is essential as is:

  • Good project coordination skills
  • Experience of organising or helping to organise events
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from a range of backgrounds and cultures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • An understanding of and commitment to humanitarian work.

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.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 23rd January 2019