Regional Child Poverty/ Food Security & Livelihoods Adviser

The Opportunity

If you are an experienced leader, full committed with Child Poverty/ Food Security & Livelihoods principles, and are interested in joining the independent organization, world-wide leader in the Child Rights sector, this opportunity is for you!

Save the Children International is looking for a senior professional to join the organization to serve as Regional Child Poverty/ Food Security & Livelihoods Adviser.

The position is planned to be based in Panamá, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, or Peru.

The selected person will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to provide a critical link between the Save the Children’s global and country level technical work, strengthening our technical offer at the regional level.  The role will contribute to building capacity and fostering networks across country office technical experts.  Supports regional advocacy and influencing and contributes to strategic partnerships for resource mobilization.  It provides input into the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across country offices, and ensuring the quality of our programs.  The role provides support to the sourcing of technical assistance for country offices in both emergency and development programming.

This role includes a strong focus on internal coordination and external representation on priority issues. Areas of particular focus will include: 

-           improving coverage and impacts for children through social protection systems.

-           adolescent skills building and holistic approaches towards economic empowerment.

-           Household Economy Approach (HEA) and food security and livelihoods approaches towards resilience building. 

The overall measure of success in this role is the ability to take a portfolio approach across the region to improve our quality of programming, demonstrate positive impact for children and expand our leadership role in the context of the climate crisis.

In order to be successful, you should bring/have:

  • Education to degree standard with a professional qualification in a relevant field
  • Fluency in both Spanish and English is essential
  • At least 7 years’ experience of working in food security and livelihoods in humanitarian and development settings.
  • Experience working in the LAC region and facilitating cross-cultural teams.
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society, and mobilise resources. 
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.  
  • Track record in successful resource mobilisation with major institutional donors and UN agencies, in both development and humanitarian settings.
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring with proven experience in facilitating presentations, webinars and multi-day training events.


We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. 

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:

Send us your CV and a cover letter with your application and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at Save the Children | Trabaja con nosotros | América Latina y el Caribe  

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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Date advertised: 8 Apr 2021

Closing date: 25 Apr 2021 - 22:59 CST

Location: Panama City, Panama

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

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