Humanitarian Learning Manager: Save the Children UK

Humanitarian Learning Manager: Save the Children UK

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  • Division:  Leadership Academy
  • Department:  Leadership Academy
  • Team: Leadership Academy
  • Location: London – with international travel, up to 30% annually
  • >Contract Type:  Term Contract
  • Full / Part Time: Full-time
  • Salary: £39,301 – £43,437 pa
  • Contract Duration: 2 years
  • Closing Date: 12 June 2016

Save the Children UK is seeking an experienced Humanitarian Learning Manager to join them and lead the mapping of existing humanitarian learning activities and the design of innovative humanitarian learning initiatives in partnership with the Academy Centres and the wider humanitarian sector.

The mission of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy is to empower people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries. The Academy works with the humanitarian sector and new partners from the technology industry, private sector and universities to help communities become more resilient in the face of disaster and give them the training and skills to respond to crises in their own countries.

As Humanitarian Learning Manager you will lead the Academy’s “Learning Advisory Board” to develop the relationship between the Academy’s learning team around the world and the wider humanitarian community through the design and delivery of effective and scalable learning programmes and advisory services. You will work proactively and in close collaboration with sector wide humanitarian capacity building initiatives and collaborate with research partners on the development of humanitarian professional development frameworks, career pathways and initiatives (such as the Humanitarian Passport Initiative) that will guide the overall learning content strategy of the Academy. In addition you will:

  • Lead on the mapping and sourcing of existing humanitarian content to ensure reuse of high quality learning resources
  • Represent the Academy to external audiences including technical partners, collaborators and key consortia & cluster leads e.g. Education in Emergencies (EiE), WASH, Cash transfers (CaLP), Protection learning team task force
  • Build new partnerships and alliances to strengthen the internal and externally facing learning offers within the sector, including research partnerships that ensure evidence shows the impact of humanitarian capacity building
  • Ensure that humanitarian learning needs at the global and regional levels inform the creation and implementation of a high quality and relevant learning catalogue for the Global Academy Office and Academy Centres
  • Provide the content required to enable the Learning Design Manager, Learning Programmes Manager and the Digital Planning Manager, to develop online learning methods, and to create engaging learning programme templates on a global and local level.

As Humanitarian Learning Manager you will be a strategic thinker with high levels of personal resilience and a passion and energy to work in pursuit of transforming humanitarian response globally. You must be able to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and have demonstrable experience managing multiple large scale projects and providing oversight and support to large groups of stakeholders. You will have extensive experience and/or training in the humanitarian sector including experience in the field, preferably in multiple locations. In addition you will have:

  • A broad understanding of technical sectors/interventions in humanitarian assistance especially in the area of capacity building
  • A thorough understanding of rights and development issues, international relations, emergency response and the international humanitarian system
  • Proven success in establishing new learning initiatives and programs including governance, policies, processes, and procedures
  • Expertise in Instructional Design and Curriculum Development using newer methods and tools including e-learning, virtual classroom, knowledge sharing, social learning tools, and mobile learning
  • Operations, vendor management, and contracting experience
  • Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Experience working in humanitarian response and competence in a second language are desirable.

We look for people who not only have the required skills and experience but who also fit our culture, based on our organisational values. 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: 12th June 2016

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