Job Title: Partnerships and Projects Officer
Job Ref: 2834
Employer: Save the children
Job Location: Farringdon, London
Closing Date: 21/11/2016
Job Description:

As Partnerships and Projects Officer you will build and manage established partnerships and projects to increase the reach and success of the academy's activities overseas, building humanitarian response capacity in some of the most vulnerable locations in the world.

The mission of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy is to empower people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries. The Academy works with the humanitarian sector and new partners from the private sector, academia and the technology industry to help communities become more resilient in the face of disaster and give them the training and skills to respond to crises in their own countries. To find out more about the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, please visit our website here:

As Partnerships and Projects Officer you will support the Partnerships and Project Manager (PPM) in the roll out of a brand new flexible project pool of officers and consultants to provide support on key cross-organisational initiatives and learning projects and partnerships. You will manage several established partnerships with stakeholders, coordinating the initiation of projects, project documents, templates and processes. You will also:

  • Manage specific learning, knowledge and/or evidence-related projects from inception to conclusion on an assignment-by-assignment basis, working across various teams and regions
  • Undertake projects relating to organisational excellence as required by the Global Operations Team, on an assignment-by-assignment basis, including providing surge capacity support to new Academy Centres
  • Support the PPM in working with the Academy’s M&E Manager and MEAL officers in Academy Centres to capture, analyse and share learning from existing partnerships, ensuring that we continually learn and adapt our partnership approach
  • Support the development of material to be used internally and externally to promote cross sector partnerships and projects, including capturing successes and failures of Academy partnerships
  • Promote the Academy’s partnership and project management principles and support the PPM in rolling these out across the global teams and the Academy Centres.

To be successful you will have proven experience in both project management and partnership management. You will have experience of using project management tools to maximise long-term work plans and outputs and you may hold a recognized project management accreditation. You will have worked with partners before and will understand the journey partners are taken through and will be able to communicate with partners professionally as the Academy's representative with them. You will also have:

  • An understanding of how to develop and deploy Gantt charts, risk registers and dashboards or other management information records
  • Basic budgeting and financial management skills
  • Strong organisation skills with the ability to prioritise between a range of important activities
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to draft correspondence, project documents and minutes
  • The ability to succinctly summarise an issue and communicate the required action via various teleconference mechanisms and face to face
  • Previous experience working with multi-partner projects, particularly those involving partners from different sectors.

Experience of working overseas and the ability to communicate in French and/or Arabic is desirable.

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy is kindly hosted by Save the Children UK

Closing date: 21 November 2016


Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at the Humanitarian Leadership Academy unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role