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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Humanitarian Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 31 May 2017

Salart: £38,000 - £42,000 per annum

We are looking for an energetic and autonomous individual to join us a Humanitarian Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Advisor delivering high quality, timely and accountable humanitarian FSL Cash responses which ensure children and their families have the necessary means to cope during crises in order for children to continue enjoying their right to be educated, protected and to be healthy.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Humanitarian FSL team integrates its action with development work. It supports children and their families cope in adverse time and help them recover. Together with other teams, we save children’s lives and help them fulfil their potential.

As Humanitarian Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor you will set up and manage Humanitarian FSL response including economic programming and support to cash collaboration whilst undertaking field visits, often at short notice. Conducting situational analysis, response analysis, design programmes, developing proposals and providing technical assistance and capacity building in humanitarian contexts, you will also provide technical assistance and support to SCI categorised emergencies through the wider humanitarian FSL governance of Save the Children movement. You will analyse forecasts for recurrently drought affected contexts, assessing the potential impact shocks and stresses on children and their families and then determining steps to be taken with the country offices, regional office, advocacy team and preparedness team. In addition you will:

  • Adapt guidance and standards to contexts and develop related training material
  • Contribute to strategy development, programme policy, innovation and learning both at a country level and a regional level within Save the Children UK and SCI
  • Work in collaboration with the head of team to assess the feasibility of innovation and global discussions to improve FSL/Cash programmes for children in humanitarian contexts
  • Develop and maintain a database of FSL consultants and staff who could be deployed to humanitarian contexts.

To be successful in this role you will be motivated by the desire to make a difference to children’s lives and be flexible so that you have the ability to travel at short notice and to remote locations, up to 50% of the time. You will have strong communication skills so that you have the ability to work across sectors, to communicate at a high level and work holistically. Politically minded, with humanitarian experience and experience analysing the impact on children, you will have:

  • Proven experience in planning and delivering high quality humanitarian FSL programmes
  • Experience in market analysis and livelihoods analysis in at least two types of contexts
  • Highly developed technical writing skills, both at programmatic level and at policy level
  • Experience of strategic development and implementation
  • An academic/professional qualification at post graduate level or equivalent in anthropology, economy, sociology, development or a related subject
  • A broad understanding of rights and development issues, international relations, government operations and the international humanitarian systems is desirable.

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.

Closing date: 31 May 2017

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. And interviews may commence prior to the advert closing date.

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