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Learning Solutions Specialist
Save The Children
Fully Remote
role reference:  wyw_#00572
Location
Fully Remote
Salary
Annual
£39,100 - £46,000
Contract Full-time
Industry Non-Profit Organisation
Hours 35 - 35 Hours
  • Non-Profit Organisation
  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES
  • HUMANITARIAN SECTOR
  • AID SECTOR
  • LEARNING CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
  • ADULT LEARNING THEORY
Description:

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) as part of SCUK's humanitarian department provides high-quality humanitarian capacity strengthening for the movement, as well as the wider sector, as part of our shifting the power agenda.

The HLA's mission, as a team within the humanitarian department, is to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries, by providing quality learning opportunities. The HLA's approach spans from focused needs-based learning in countries hit by crises to the huge international reach of our learning platform, Kaya.

They are a global team that has a full suite of in-house skills to provide and develop the offer; technical and learning experts, platform specialists, a digital and design studio, communications support and more. The HLA enables SCUK to offer the most effective and impactful humanitarian capacity strengthening resource for both the Save the Children movement, the wider humanitarian sector and beyond.

Job Purpose

The purpose of the role is to ensure the design, development, and delivery of innovative, quality humanitarian needs-focussed learning solutions and services at individual, organisational and sector-wide levels. This role is multi-disciplinary and provides end-to-end support to the design and development, the management, and the delivery of learning solutions and services.

Main Accountabilities

  • Manage the effective design, development and implementation, monitoring and learning of learning projects or programmes such as, but not exclusive to, the preparedness and reactive learning programmes
  • Ensure the technical and andragogical quality of learning projects and programmes in close collaboration with other technical specialists, where necessary, and MEAL support
  • Establish and manage effective relationships with key stakeholders and partners within the humanitarian learning sector to provide cutting edge solutions to demand
  • Oversight of multiple award-specific budgets in order to effectively implement the learning projects or programmes, including staff recharge, logistics, procurement, consultancies, etc. , ensuring the relevant information management is aligned to SCUK and donor specific compliance criteria, working with the Awards and Contract Specialist as required
  • Lead the set up and management of learning faculties for accredited programmes including the assessment, marking and provision of feedback to learners
  • Lead and manage the process of conducting learning needs analysis, and the development of relevant and innovative learning products and services based on that analysis
  • Lead and manage the process of designing content for developing content into online learning, working closely with the Digital Learning Specialists
  • Work with regional staff, including through matrix management, to deliver quality learning programmes as required
  • To support the ongoing management and monitoring of contracts throughout the project/contract cycle, ensuring the awards and trading management information systems are up to date and that awards and trading contracts are donor compliant and audit ready.
  • Build and maintain new and effective partnerships across the Save the Children movement and sector as appropriate
  • Represent the HLA and Save the Children in public forums and high-level external working groups to contribute to thought leadership on strategic areas and influence the professional development direction of travel for specific technical areas and the humanitarian sectors as a whole
  • Support Research, Evidence and MEAL colleagues in identification of specific areas of learning linked to the learning solutions being implemented by this role
  • Support/advise to other areas of the team where necessary, dependent on specific skills/interest of individual post holder, which, could include (but is not restricted to) deployments, matrix management, language expertise etc.
  • Contribute to supporting strong ways of working across the new team, as well as taking individual responsibility for building an inclusive and supportive team culture

Person Profile

Skills and Experience

  • Humanitarian Field Experience and ability to train others on humanitarian action (understanding of the humanitarian sector and its architecture and how its evolving)
  • Significant experience of designing, developing and implementing high quality and impactful usercentred blended learning programmes to support identified need, including through learning needs analysis
  • Strong expertise in learning curriculum development and application of adult learning theory
  • Project and programme management experience
  • An instinctive analytical and strategic thinker
  • A first-class facilitator - collaborative and open networker
  • An understanding of and/or previous experience working in the humanitarian/aid sector
  • Passion and energy to work in pursuit of transforming humanitarian response globally
  • Strong representational and communication skills, able to articulate a vision, strategy, or idea clearly and concisely
  • Fluent English speaker (written and spoken)
  • Fluent French speaker (written and spoken), this will be tested

Abilities

  • Ability to build and work as part of a high performing team and work effectively across the different functions to ensure maximum effectiveness and impact, including quality assurance elements
  • Ability to operate effectively in highly complex situations
  • Highly effective in influencing, negotiating and lobbying
  • Ability to travel internationally (up to 40%), occasionally at short notice and to remote and insecure locations
  • The ability to build effective trust-based relationships and networks

Aptitude

  • A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
  • A commitment to Save the Children UK's aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity

Ways of Working:

Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly working from home, we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter). Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building. 

On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.

Flexible Working - We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.

Key skills:
  • Non-Profit Organisation
  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES
  • HUMANITARIAN SECTOR
  • AID SECTOR
  • LEARNING CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
  • ADULT LEARNING THEORY
Annual
£39,100 - £46,000

CONTRACT

INDUSTRY

Role Type

35 - 35 Hours
Flexibility:
Working Patterns
Flexi-Time
Compressed Hours
Full-time
Flexibility:
Workplace
Remote or Mobile Working
Work From Home (WFH)
Flexibility:
Life event
Career Breaks / Sabbatical
Shared Parental Leave
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