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Finance & Awards Advisor

About the role

As Finance & Awards Advisor, you will be responsible for ensuring both financial and awards management compliance for Disasters Emergency Committee projects and funding, including supporting delivery of quality programme implementation in accordance with the agreed donor budget and maintenance of all documentation audit trails. 

You will be working in a varied role, ensuring that Save the Children UK standards and processes are followed across the teams, acting as the focal point for the finance and awards management and compliance activities of the team. 

Working within the Project Management Unit (PMU) within the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA), you’ll work closely with teams across the PMU, as well as with the HLA Finance Business Partner, and work externally with donors’ relevant focal points, partners’ award managers and their finance staff. 

The key accountabilities will include:  

About you

You’ll demonstrate a strong understanding of financial principles, accounting standards, and budgeting processes and proven analytical skills with the ability to identify key points from a range of material or information. 

Self-motivated with project coordination skills gained through working on cross-organisational projects, you’ll be comfortable stepping into a role working with multiple stakeholders and deadlines, and used to planning and prioritising your work effectively.  

To be successful, you’ll bring: 

To learn more about the position, please review the Job Description in the attached documents.

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Regional Learning Manager – Humanitarian Protection (Middle East & North Africa Regional Centre)

About the role

Reporting to the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) Regional Lead, the Regional Learning Manager – Humanitarian Protection ensures the design, development, and delivery of innovative, quality humanitarian needs-focussed learning solutions and services at individual, organisational and sector-wide levels.

This role sits within the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA), is multi-disciplinary, and provides end-to-end support to the research, design and development, the management, and the delivery of learning solutions and services. The post holder will be expected to contribute to other humanitarian capacity strengthening initiatives undertaken by Save the Children and Humanitarian Leadership Academy Regional Strategies.

The main accountabilities of the role are as follows:
– Under HLA’s Technical Expertise (TE) Pillar, manage the effective design, development, implementation, monitoring, and learning of Child Protection preparedness and reactive learning products and services.
– Lead and manage the process of conducting learning needs analysis and the development of relevant and innovative learning products and services based on that analysis and in collaboration with technical/subject matter experts.
– Lead and manage the developing of online learning content, working closely with the Digital Learning Specialists.
– Lead the setup and management of learning faculties for accredited programmes, including the assessment, marking and provision of feedback to learners.
– Ensure the technical and andragogical quality of the learning projects and programmes in close collaboration with other technical specialists.
– Establish and manage effective relationships with key stakeholders and partners within the learning sector to provide cutting-edge solutions to demand.
– Build and maintain new and effective partnerships across the Save the Children movement and sector as appropriate.
– Work with other regional staff to deliver quality learning programmes as required.
– Deploy to disaster-affected countries to work with frontline responders and partners to strengthen their capacity in line with their needs, assets and capabilities.
– Oversee multiple award-specific budgets to effectively implement the learning projects or programmes, including staff recharge, logistics, procurement, consultancies, etc., ensuring the relevant information management is aligned to SCI and donor-specific compliance criteria, working with the Awards and Contract Specialist as required.
– Support the ongoing management and monitoring of contracts throughout the project/contract cycle, ensuring the awards and trading management information systems are up to date and that awards and trading contracts are donor-compliant and audit-ready.
– Represent the HLA and Save the Children in public forums and high-level external working groups to contribute to thought leadership on strategic areas and influence professional development direction of travel for specific technical areas and the humanitarian sectors as a whole.
– Support Research, Evidence and MEAL colleagues in the identification of specific areas of learning linked to the learning solutions being implemented by this role.
– Support/advise to other areas of the team where necessary, dependent on specific skills/interests of individual post holder, which could include (but is not restricted to) deployments, matrix management, language expertise etc.
– Contribute to supporting strong ways of working across the new team, as well as taking individual responsibility for building an inclusive and supportive team culture.

About you

Essential skills:

To learn more about the position, please review the Job Description in the attached documents.

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LGBTQ+ Adviser

Call for Expression of Interest

The HLA intends to fund the position of a LGBTQ+ Humanitarian Adviser hosted by a local organisation, that advocates for the rights of LGBTQ+ refugees and members of society, for one year in Poland. This role will be hosted and led by a local organisation in Poland and supported by HLA for joint capacity strengthening initiatives.
The role holder will be sector-facing. The Adviser will serve as a focal point to other organisations, providing guidance, support, and implementing approaches and frameworks to enable a more inclusive humanitarian response in Poland, all while addressing the needs of LGBTQ+ refugees and their families.

Through funding a partner organisation in Poland to host the role, rather than host the role within HLA, we can help further our shifting the power agenda by harnessing the experience and expertise of a partner organisation. It will also reinforce their capabilities by funding a role embedded within their own organisation. This is a novel approach for the HLA which will enable us to explore new ways of joint action, to generate support and funding to local actors, that will enable local actors to adopt, own and sustain capacity strengthening. Furthermore, this approach is in line with our Engine 2 objectives which aim to introduce innovative approaches to transform humanitarian aid delivery.
Therefore Save the Children International will identify an organisation who is committed to diversity and LGBTQ+ rights that we can partner with to host a LGBTQ+ Humanitarian Adviser. With the support of HLA, the host organisation is expected to undertake the following responsibilities:
– Recruit an LGBTQ+ advisor in line with the scope of work described below, eg. a consultancy based or employment full-time role, depending on the availability and preference of the selected candidate and the opportunities of the hosting organisation.
– Collaborate with the HLA, local organisations, humanitarian actors, and relevant stakeholders in the field of capacity strengthening, ensuring the needs of LGBTQ+ community are included in the overall humanitarian response .
– Provide required reporting (both financial and narrative) to the designated focal point in HLA.

Partnership period: December 2023 – November 2024 (12 months)

About the role

The LGBTQ+ Humanitarian Adviser could contribute to the following areas:
1) Comprehensive needs assessments, including identified challenges, recommendations, and gaps.
• Collaborate with local organisations and other relevant institutions e.g. universities, research centres to conduct comprehensive needs assessments to identify the specific needs and assets (community and individual) of LGBTQ+ individuals in response settings.
• Collect and analyse data to understand the barriers faced by LGBTQ+ refugees in accessing humanitarian services.
• Collect and analyse data to understand the barriers faced by LGBTQ+ employees in terms of labor rights and job opportunities in the context of humanitarian assistance
2) Recommendations and advocacy for best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusion in the humanitarian context.
• Develop a set of recommendations and best practices for local organisations and humanitarian actors to ensure the inclusion and safety of LGBTQ+ employees and refugees in response settings.
• Advocate for the adoption of these recommendations by engaging with relevant stakeholders, such as government bodies, NGOs, and community groups.
• Raise awareness about the specific needs, assets and vulnerabilities of LGBTQ+ individuals among humanitarian actors and facilitate training sessions when necessary.
3) Training materials, session reports, and evidence of capacity building activities.
• Provide guidance and support to local organisations and humanitarian actors on implementing inclusive policies and practices in terms of humanitarian assistance and employment of staff.
• Conduct training sessions and workshops to increase the knowledge and sensitivity of staff members regarding LGBTQ+ equality.
• Promote the creation of safe spaces within organisations by fostering a culture of respect, inclusivity, and non-discrimination.
4) Monitoring and evaluation information, including data on progress, challenges, and impact.
• Regularly assess the effectiveness of implemented strategies and adapt as necessary.
• Prepare reports and share findings with relevant stakeholders to inform future programming and decision-making processes.

The LGBTQ+ Humanitarian Adviser is expected to:
• Regularly communicate with the HLA, for example, by participating in the team meetings of HLA’s Eastern European Centre.
• Actively contribute as a member of relevant sector-facing groups, e.g., the Capacity Strengthening Task Force in Poland
• Build networks and alliances to support their mission, both within Poland and across the response.
• In cooperation with the regional HLA Learning Solutions Specialists, conducts activities such as training or workshops regionally on relevant topics, such as anti-discrimination.
• Attending relevant conferences and cooperation meetings with other humanitarian organisations in the region, such as the NGO Forum in Poland.
• Provide advice on policies to be considered by local organisations.
• Recommend policy-friendly best practices to INGOs and LNGOs.
• Advocate for the needs of LGBTQ+ refugees.
• Spot existing gaps in research, practice and policy
• Cooperate closely with other HLA representatives especially with MEAL.
• Address systemic barriers and biases that perpetuate inequalities and marginalisation.
• Encourage active participation and meaningful engagement of all stakeholders, including affected communities, in decision-making processes.

About you

The LGBTQ+ Humanitarian Adviser should possess the following qualifications and skills:
– Demonstrated expertise and experience in working on LGBTQ+ equality, preferably in humanitarian or development contexts.
– Knowledge of the local context, including cultural, legal, and social factors influencing LGBTQ+ inclusion.
– Strong analytical and research skills, with the ability to conduct needs assessments and provide evidence-based recommendations.
– Excellent communication and advocacy skills to effectively engage diverse stakeholders with sensitivity, respect, and empathy towards LGBTQ+ individuals and their experiences.
– Fluency in Polish and proficiency in English. Ukrainian language skills are a plus.
– Previous experience in capacity strengthening and conducting training sessions is desirable.

Expression of Interest (EOI) Guidelines

EOIs must include:

  1. Narrative Proposal including:

2. Partner Budget

Templates: Narrative Proposal, Partner Budget.

The deadline for EOIs is 20 November 2023.

Applications may be submitted to:
Aleksandra Zablocka – Partnership Manager

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Senior Finance Business Partner

About the role

As Senior Finance Business Partner, you will lead financial planning and reporting, provide financial analysis and commercial insight, and drive strategic decision making to maximise impact.

Reporting to the Head of Finance and working closely with the Head of Finance Strategy, you will act as the lead business partner for the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA), providing high quality ROI analysis to drive best value for money from investment and support successful implementation of our strategy.

This is an exciting opportunity to act as a truly strategic partner, working as part of the HLA leadership team to lead on financial strategy, working with and influencing strategic decision making.

In this role, you will: 

About you

You’ll be an experienced qualified certified accountant with relevant post qualification experience in the commercial or not-for-profit sector, or a blend of both!

You’ll have excellent stakeholder management skills, with the proven ability to work collaboratively and influence the decision making of a diverse set of senior stakeholders, to resolve issues and achieve goals.

To be successful, you’ll demonstrate:

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