Programme Specialist Education in Emergencies

Salary - Negotiable
Location - London
Type - Perm
Discipline - Specialist/Miscellaneous

Organisation - International Development Charity
Agency Contact - Katy McGee
Reference - KM17812

Job Title: Programme Specialist – Education in Emergencies
Salary: £38,771 per annum
Contract: Perm – Full time; 34.5 hours a week.
Location: London UK with 30% of the time travelling to Country Offices
Closing date: 8th November 2017

An incredible opportunity for an experienced Programme Specialist (Education in Emergencies) to join an independent development and humanitarian Charity that advances children’s rights and equality for girls, globally.

Working in the Disaster Risk Management Unit, the Programme Specialist will support the development of the Charity’s disasters and emergencies portfolio; ensuring the promotion of education in emergencies across the programme portfolio. Working across various areas including grant management, programme development, and relationship building both internally and externally; the Programme Specialist will develop and manage a significant part of the Charity’s grants portfolio, and raise the profile of the organisation as a humanitarian actor. Key deliverables include: 60% portfolio management, 5% external relationships, 10% cross-departmental responsibilities, 5% relationship with Plan International and 20% Education in Emergencies.

Acting as focal point for Education in Emergencies for the Disaster Risk Management Unit, this position requires someone with a breadth of experience in International Development, EIE and DRM. You will have experience of designing and implementing disasters projects and/ or DRR programming with a particular focus on Education; winning funding and overseeing projects from major humanitarian donors and humanitarian field work and working in challenging and stressful/ high risk environments. You have the ability to demonstrate awareness of child protection issues and have knowledge of the role of children in development and disasters work; particularly in relation to child rights and participation. Due to the international nature of this role, speaking another language would be a distinct advantage (specifically French or Spanish).

Interested candidates should contact Katy at Charity People at the first instance for the full information pack.

Katy Hughes
Education and Membership Consultant

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