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  • Posted: Jul 25, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries
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    Global Head of Gender Equality in Humanitarian


    This role is an exciting opportunity for an engaging leader who will provide strong technical direction, inspire innovations and develop new partnerships enabling Save the Children and its partners to support children affected by humanitarian crises. The postholder will lead a team driving improved impact for children affected by emergencies through strengthening Save the Children’s Gender response, approaches and learning and contributing to an improved humanitarian sector for children. In this leadership role, the post-holder will manage a team of technical experts, driving the future of humanitarian programming, ensuring that programs are more localized, driven by partners, diverse, inclusive and led by those affected by crises.

    The post holder will lead the organization in driving program quality and impact in humanitarian gender programming, within the overall sector strategy. Specifically, the post holder will be accountable for (1) developing, implementing, and overseeing the global humanitarian plan and sector strategy; (2) strategic portfolio management and resource mobilization; (3) people management, capacity strengthening and professional developmenl; and (4) sector coordination and internal and exernal representation.

    In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.



    • Senior leadershipexperience working in Save the Children with known ability to work across a network of international stakeholders to advance humanitarian programming
    • Significant experience working directly in humanitarian responses including in complex contexts to design, implement and evaluate programs
    • Solid experience in management experience driving results and impact, while fostering a supportive and positive work environment
    • Experience in creating and managing high-performing teams including building shared objectives, quality control, evaluation, motivation, performance and professional development
    • Demonstrated experience in strategy development and strong strategic thinking skills, as well as ability to mobilize resources to drive strategy implementation
    • Thorough knowledge and track record of influencing public and programme policy and advocacy agendas to promote principled humanitarian response.
    • Knowledge of policy, research and evidence-based methodologies with regards to nutrition programming, and other relevant child focused programming.
    • Proven experience delivering results and outputs with evidence of adapting based on context and needs analysis.
    • Energy and drive to create change in a large complex organisation, while constantly adapting approaches and applying enterprise-driven thinking
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching – ability to work with all levels from CEO to junior staff and across all functions.
    • Commitment to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive technical team.
    • Fluent spoken and written English

    Closing: 21 August 2022

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