Humanitarian Nutrition Lead (Maternity Cover),save the children

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Do you want to be part of an organisation that fights for children every single day? We are looking for a committed and experienced senior humanitarian nutrition specialist to join us as the Humanitarian Nutrition Lead/ Senior Humanitarian Nutrition Adviser Maternity Cover, based in Farringdon, London.

In our Humanitarian Department, our fight for children means integrate emergency and development through our country programmes. We constantly look at increasing our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises.

As the Humanitarian Nutrition Lead you will be a senior member of a dynamic and multisectoral Humanitarian Public Health Team (HPHT), the HPHT Management Team, and the Save the Children Emergency Nutrition Working Group (ENWG), with talented and committed colleagues based all around the world. You will work closely with our development nutrition colleagues and other technical and non-technical staff within SCUK, SCI and across the Save the Children Association.

You will:

  1. Lead and effectively manage of a diverse team of humanitarian nutrition specialists;
  2. Lead and represent humanitarian nutrition within different task groups and initiatives within the Save the Children Movement;
  3. Lead the shaping and implementing the Save the Children’s humanitarian nutrition strategies and policies;
  4. Lead on organisational initiatives such as the Global Malnutrition Initiative, and co-chair relevant Movement wide nutrition working groups as required.
  5. Play a leadership role within the relevant external bodies and organisations in the sector, including the Global Nutrition Cluster, the Global Technical Assistance Mechanism and the No Wasted Lives Consortium.
  6. Provide technical and program support to SCI Country Offices for the delivery of quality humanitarian nutrition programs;
  7. Deploy to set up new emergency nutrition programmes and/or provide technical backstopping as required.

To be successful you will have significant and progressive experience at the country level as well as regional or head office level in the implementation and management of humanitarian nutrition programmes. You should also be nutrition professional with post graduate qualifications in nutrition or a relevant subject. In addition you will have:

  • Ability to manage organisational change and remain a supportive team leader throughout.
  • Significant experience and a track record of success in delivering high quality humanitarian nutrition programmes.
  • Significant experience of team management and leadership in a technical sector.
  • Highly developed writing skills – both at a programmatic level (assessment reports, proposals) and a policy level (policy papers, guidance notes).
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) at a level appropriate for high-level external representation (lobbying, presentations) and ability to tailor communications to different audiences.
  • Understanding and practical experience of the cluster approach at country and global level.
  • Ability to analyse diverse information and develop recommendations for an appropriate response.
  • Ability to travel, occasionally to remote and insecure locations for up to 30% of work time.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 13th May

Start date: 1 September 2019 (dependant on international police checks and references).


Save the Children UK is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities in employment. To see our full statement please visit this link

Save the Children UK has a comprehensive benefits package. To see our full offer please visit this link:


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


Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK 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


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