Technical Expertise Officer

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Technical Expertise Officer in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide. Link to website

Role Purpose:

Save the Children’s 2022-24 Global Strategy is about disrupting the negative trend and challenging the status quo to accelerate and amplify impact with children. We must think and act differently, together with children and partners, to protect their rights now and for future generations. Strengthening the technical expertise in our implementing offices is a key enabler to collaborate with and shift power to children, communities and local partners.

As a result, Save the Children has recently completed a 5-year transformation programme to strengthen the technical expertise capacity and capability in Save the Children International’s 51 implementing offices, leading to a ~40% increase in the number of senior technical experts working closer to children. This was enabled by an investment of approximately $10m every year since 2019, as well as improved attraction, retention, professional development and financial management of high calibre technical experts in each office.

The two Technical Expertise Officer roles will be key in enabling the sustainability of these improvements by ensuring appropriate reporting, data analysis, knowledge management and support to regions who are accountable for ensuring implementing offices are supported to deliver technical quality.

Where performance issues with technical capability or capacity in an implementing office arise, the role holder(s) will support with diagnosis and course correction under the leadership and direction of the relevant Regional Programme Development and Quality Director.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Demonstrated experience supporting continuous improvement initiatives
  • Excellent data management and analysis skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral English), including the ability to communicate with stakeholders across different seniority levels.
  • Ability to analyse and present data in a clear and compelling way and tailoring content to different audiences
  • Highly organised, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritise multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines and organise work
  • Ability to adopt a pro-active approach to problem-solving working closely with both the senior colleagues as required and offering solutions as appropriate.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work and communicate across cultures, as part of a geographically dispersed team and across organizations and stakeholders.
  • A strong work ethic and able to take the initiative and ownership to deliver value to the business.
  • Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • True passion for results, responsibility and proactivity
  • Understands and believes in Save the Children’s mission and vision; commits to its objectives and willing to adopt Save the Children’s methodology and framework.

Desirable

  • Familiarity with Save the Children
  • Fluency in additional SCI language (French, Arabic or Spanish)

We can offer circa £32,000 per annum (If based in the UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National Terms & Conditions (including pay / salary and benefits) will apply.

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location for the duration of the contract.

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A full copy of the role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Description

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Job description

4 Oct 2023

24 Oct 2023 - 14:59 CAT

Worldwide

Programme, Development and Quality

Fixed-term contract

Full-time

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