Senior Humanitarian Education Advisor

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Senior Humanitarian Education Advisor in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

The position will contribute to thought leadership and strategic partnerships around humanitarian education including strategy development, evidence generation and dissemination, quality program design and development and testing of technical tools and products that can be used in the field improving the operation systems, internal and external capacity building, research on humanitarian education and strengthen integration of holistic child centered programming.

As part of Save the children’s Centre Humanitarian Education Team (CHET), this position will enable Regional and country offices to deliver better programming impact for most vulnerable and hard to reach children including children on the move, refugee children many of which are found in crises and natural disaster affected countries or in fragile contexts.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in an education and substantial field/practical experience working in humanitarian education contexts.
  • Excellent knowledge of education in emergencies programming and links to long term programming, including standards, policies, frameworks and relevant networks and stakeholders globally (INEE, GEC, GPE, etc.)
  • At least 8 years of experience in humanitarian response/international development field and 5 years’ management-level experience in humanitarian education in fragile or complex contexts
  • Experience in strategy development and strong strategic thinking skills, developing and conducting trainings.
  • Good knowledge of cross sectoral linkages with education and willingness to engage with other sectors (child protection, MHPSS, livelihoods, public health etc.)
  • Strong donor engagement, proposal development, planning and budgeting skills with key donors (BPRM/ECHO/ECW),
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, coaching and capacity building as well as ability to work with culturally diverse teams
  • Experience of successful strategy development and implementation. At least 8 years’ experience working in Education preferably in emergencies or with children at risk.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of global standards such as INEE MS, EiE principles and humanitarian education priorities and practice in low-resource settings and conflict fragile contexts.
  • Strong focus and experience on quality teaching and learning including teacher professional development, foundational skills and measuring holistic learning outcomes.
  • Understanding of context and conflict issues in complex humanitarian emergencies and practical experience of the cluster approach at country and global level
  • Significant experience of organisational level thought leadership in a technical sector, specifically Education in humanitarian settings
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and be a team play with strong collaborative skills. Effective in written and verbal communication in English. Competency in another UN language such as Arabic, French, or Spanish is desirable/asset.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel up to 20% of the time for country or regional level technical support including additional travel for meetings and coordination.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

We can offer the option of flexible working hours.

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location for the duration of the contract.
National Terms & Conditions (including pay and benefits) will apply to the country you are based in.

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

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A full copy of the role profile can be found at

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Description

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Job description

29 Nov 2023

13 Dec 2023 - 17:59 CST


Programme Operations

Fixed-term contract


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