Emergency Preparedness Advisor

Job
from Save the Children
Closing date: 24 Jun 2019

The Opportunity
Save the Children International are currently recruiting a Emergency Preparedness Advisor for our London office, with up to 15% international travel.

As a key member of Save the Children International’s Humanitarian Preparedness and Response Team, the Emergency Preparedness Advisor will lead on global preparedness processes and activities. Working closely with immediate team members, as well Regional Advisors and colleagues at country-level, he/she will proactively push the preparedness agenda, seeking to promote and continually improve the organisation’s understanding of and buy-in to preparedness, in line with our commitment to respond quickly, effectively and with quality.

The role holder will work across the Save the Children movement to support and champion the utilisation of predictive forecasting at global, regional and country levels.

The position will also support country and regional teams to develop Early Action plans and advocate for no-regrets implementation of these plans when humanitarian crises are likely to occur.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

The role holder may also be required to directly support responses.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:
* Field–based humanitarian experience gained within multiple emergency response contexts
* Thorough working knowledge of emergency preparedness approaches and activities, as well as Early Action
* Prior experience working in challenging circumstances
* Ability to engage and influence senior decision makers at all levels of organisation
* Experienced facilitator with style and approach that can change with audience
* Demonstrable planning and co-ordination skills
* Experience of ensuring adherence to organisational policy, practice and systems
* Proven ability to drive continuous improvement and develop new ways of working
* Highly developed relationship building, influencing and interpersonal skills
* Adaptable working style; effective when working in situations that may appear ambiguous

The salary will be in the region of £38,400 to £42,680 plus a benefits package including a contributory pension and 30-days of annual leave plus public holidays.

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

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.