Jobs at Save the Children

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    Save the Children International co-ordinates and supports our members’ efforts in achieving our goals. Save the Children member organisations advertise their job vacancies nationally, so, for further job opportunities, please contact your national organisation directly by clicking the relevant link below.

    All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified.

    To Apply:
    Visit http://www.savethechildren.net/jobs  to view detail and method of application

    • NATIONAL PROGRAMME MANAGER (CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME)


      Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

      We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

      We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

      By mid-2013 most of our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

      The role

      Strategically lead and manage the Child Development Grant Programme in Northern Nigeria; accountable for the achievement of programme deliverables and delivery of the joint log-frame within the consortium of Save the Children and Action Against Hunger.

      Qualifications and experience

      Essential * Prior experience of designing and/or delivering large scale (in excess of £10m) cash transfer programmes
      * Proven ability to manage large consortiums with a minimum of 4 years experience managing multi-regional or multi-country programmes
       * Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
      * Ability to represent the cash transfer programme at a strategic level and engage and influence key stakeholders
      * Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or regional level government structures to strengthen the capacity of the state to take ownership for and deliver services.
      * Self-motivated and results orientated.
      * Highly numerically articulate with a track record of data manipulation and use of spreadsheets and reporting systems.
      * Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
      * Proven ability to motivate and develop others
      * Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills.
      * Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
      * Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise
       * Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
      * Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles

      Desirable
      * Post-graduate qualification in Public Health, or Nutrition or Food Security related relevant discipline
      * Substantial experience of working and living in Africa, ideally with professional experience in Nigeria
      * Demonstrable understanding of Value for Money and DFID results agenda.
      * Ability to coach and mentor multi-sectoral partners

      We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

      Please note that the closing date for applications is 12th February 2013


      Location: Not Specified
      Experience: 4 year(s)
      Course of Study: Public Health
      Required Grade:  Not Specified


    • MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEARNING MANAGER


      Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential.

      We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

      We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

      By mid-2013 most of our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

      The role

      The primary objective of the post holder is to develop and implement an MEAL framework that will maintain accountability standards and ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and learning of current emergency and long term programmes in Myanmar. The post holder will, with the support of the Programme Development and Quality team (PDQ), develop and adapt M&E tools/approaches, build the capacity of the Accountability Team, transitioning the team into a MEAL unit, provide support and guidance to operations teams, clearly define M&E functions across the Operations and PDQ teams and support the accountability/MEAL team in rolling out an MEAL system across the country programme with an initial focus on emergency and recovery programming

      Qualifications and experience

       Post graduate degree in development, related social science or programme M&E
        Minimum 5 years international experience in developing and implementing M&E systems
        Previous experience of working on large scale, complex, multi sectoral programmes in both emergency and development contexts
        Previous experience with developing emergency and long term programme, project based M&E systems for a range of different donors
        Previous experience in leading teams and building M&E team capacity (developing training tools, training, coaching and mentoring)
       Experience in all aspects of programme development, proposal writing and budget development.
       Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politicised and multi cultural settings with a wide variety of stakeholders.
       Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
       Excellent interpersonal, communication and representation skills.
       Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner, and to use innovative forms of communication
       Fluency in written and spoken English.
       Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.
       Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

      We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

      Please note that the closing date for applications is 12th February 2013


      Location: Not Specified
      Experience: 5 year(s)
      Course of Study: Not Specified
      Required Grade:  Not Specified



    • CHILD PROTECTION PROGRAMME COORDINATOR


      Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

      We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

      We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

      By mid-2013 most of our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

      Save the Children in DRC

      We began working in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1994 when the conflict started in the east of the country. The Democratic Republic of Congo is acknowledged to be one of the most difficult countries in which to grow up.

      The role

      Provide strategic technical support to the country programme and technical support to Managers in the field offices. Provide leadership, technical guidance in developing the protection programme, particularly as described in the Thematic Programme Plan. Work with the Director of Program Development and Quality and others managers to secure funding for the protection programme. S/he will work closely with the other national thematic coordinators to ensure effective integration of programmes. S/he will ensure that Save the Children's programmatic experience in the field provides evidence for National and Global policy and advocacy.

      Qualifications and experience

      Essential:

      · Degree in social studies, social work or equivalent.
      · Technical competence in and sound theoretical understanding of social work and child protection issues.
      · Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
      · Ability to take the lead in policy and advocacy initiatives and support programme teams to provide evidenced based data and information.
      · Fluent in English and French, written and oral
      · Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with experience of senior level negotiation and representation.
      · Ability to represent Save the Children and maintain good relations at a regional level with donors, UN organisations, international and national NGOs and local authorities.
      · Track record in advocacy and policy work.
      · Strong technical knowledge in key areas of child protection; notably children in conflict, child recruitment by armed forces, orphaned and vulnerable children, sexual and gender-based violence and child labour and trafficking.
      · Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.
      · Resilience and self-reliance. Willingness to work and travel in difficult environments

      Desirable:

      · Knowledge and experience of working in the DRC or a similar environment in the area of Protection.
      · Education to Masters Level.
      · Understanding of Rapid Assessment Methodology
      · Capacity building staff through training, mentoring and coaching methodologies

      We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

      Please note that the closing date for applications is Tuesday 2nd April 2013.


      Location: Not Specified
      Experience: 0 year(s)
      Course of Study: social studies
      Required Grade:  Not Specified




    • MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEARNING MANAGER


      Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

      We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

      We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

      By mid-2013 most of our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

      The role

      The primary objective of the post holder is to develop and implement an MEAL framework that will maintain accountability standards and ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and learning of current emergency and long term programmes in Myanmar. The post holder will, with the support of the Programme Development and Quality team (PDQ), develop and adapt M&E tools/approaches, build the capacity of the Accountability Team, transitioning the team into a MEAL unit, provide support and guidance to operations teams, clearly define M&E functions across the Operations and PDQ teams and support the accountability/MEAL team in rolling out an MEAL system across the country programme with an initial focus on emergency and recovery programming

      Qualifications and experience

       Post graduate degree in development, related social science or programme M&E
       Minimum 5 years international experience in developing and implementing M&E systems
       Previous experience of working on large scale, complex, multi sectoral programmes in both emergency and development contexts
        Previous experience with developing emergency and long term programme, project based M&E systems for a range of different donors
        Previous experience in leading teams and building M&E team capacity (developing training tools, training, coaching and mentoring)
       Experience in all aspects of programme development, proposal writing and budget development.
       Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politicised and multi cultural settings with a wide variety of stakeholders.
        Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
       Excellent interpersonal, communication and representation skills.
        Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner, and to use innovative forms of communication
       Fluency in written and spoken English.
        Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.
       Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

      We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

      Please note that the closing date for applications is 12th February 2013


      Location: Not Specified
      Experience: 5 year(s)
      Course of Study: Not Specified
      Required Grade:  Not Specified



    • HEALTH PROGRAMME MANAGER


      Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

      We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

      We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

      By mid-2013 most of our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

      Save the Children in DRC

      Save the Children began working in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1994 when the conflict started in the east of the country. The Democratic Republic of Congo is acknowledged to be one of the most difficult countries in which to grow up and access to essential services is very limited.

      The role

      The Health Program Manager will be responsible for delivery on current activities in health/Nutrition and re-growing the programme (in collaboration with the Field Manager and thematic coordinators) in North Kivu. The Programme Manager is responsible for ensuring programme quality, through capacity building of national staff and in proposal development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.


      Qualifications and experience

      Essential:

      Qualified health professional with solid background in primary health care delivery and community outreach
      Demonstrated experience in health programme management in the context of international aid within an international NGO
      Demonstrated experience in the management of budgets and personnel
      Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically
      Excellent communication skills and the ability to lead, train and motivate a team
      Experience of and commitment to participatory and consultative management practices
      Experience of and commitment to capacity building of staff
      Experience of working collaboratively with local and national government
      Proven skills in advocacy and representation at coordination level
      Understanding of social relations and commitment to integrate gender, diversity and other power related issues into programme activities
      Fluency in written and spoken English and French
      Report writing skills in English, including demonstrable capacity in proposal writing
      IT skills
      Willingness/ability to travel to field locations and live in insecure and challenging environments
      Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles
      Desirable:

      Master in Public Health/International Child Health or similar
      Working experience in the Great Lakes region


      We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

      Please note that the closing date for applications is Tuesdya 12th February 2013.


      Location: Not Specified
      Experience: 0 year(s)
      Course of Study: Public Health
      Required Grade:  Not Specified