United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Anticipation Learning Officer

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 09 Jan 2017

Salary: £33,000 -£35,000 pa

2 years fixed term contract

We are looking for a committed and experienced individual to join us as an Anticipation Learning Officer to build on existing monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) systems, generating learning for the Start Network on the emerging work of anticipation and forecast based action.

Currently hosted by Save the Children, the Start Network envisions a humanitarian sector that is more diverse, decentralised and collaborative. It seeks to change the sector through work in three key areas: Start Fund (for rapid financing emergency responses), Start Engage (for strengthening civil society capacity) and Start Labs (for experimentation, rapid prototyping and learning). Comprising of nearly 7,000 partner agencies and with a staff of a quarter of a million working in 200 countries and territories, the Network’s reach is vast enabling it to influence change internationally.

The Start Fund is currently building its capacity to respond earlier to crises through anticipation and forecast based action. As Anticipation Learning Officer you will be responsible for generating learning from the Start Fund Anticipation Window and will work closely with the Start Fund MEAL team to refine/develop systems for data collection, analysis and reflection. You will also provide monthly learning sessions for the Start Network community of practice for anticipation, aimed at developing improved decision-making. In addition you will:

  • Collaborate effectively with Start Network Team, member agencies, service providers, consortia and governance structures
  • Identify and work with external partners at global and regional level to bring successful early action learning practices into the network
  • Work with both the Start Communications and Digital Team to ensure visibility and awareness
  • Be an internal and external champion of learning for anticipation in the humanitarian sector
  • Participate in allocation and project selection process as part of the core Start Fund team.

To be successful you will have substantial experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning in national and/or international contexts. Passionate about the potential of early action to mitigate impacts from forecasted crises, you will have the ability to foster a culture of innovation in learning approaches, combined with taking associated calculated risks. In addition you will have:

  • Experience in preparing for, responding to and delivering programmes in developing countries and/or humanitarian emergencies
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills to tackle complex problems
  • Successful experience creating and implementing a MEAL framework
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills with the ability to communicate with colleagues on all levels in a dispersed and multicultural environment
  • Strong data management skills.

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 lead for change in the humanitarian sector. 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: 9th January 2017

Due to the urgent nature of this recruitment applications will be considered on a rolling basis and interviews may be held before the closing date.

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website via the link below:
https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/learning-officer—anticipatory-response-2917/2943/description/

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