Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Adviser At Save the Children UK

Closing Date: 16 April 2023

Salary Range : £39,100 – £46,000

Hours Per Week: 35

Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and influential individual with experience in the designing, implementing and managing Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) programmes in an international development context to join us as our Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Adviser where you will provide support across a range of FSL programmes and initiatives

About Us

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.

About the role

As a Technical Adviser – Food Security and Livelihood (FSL), you will carry out a broad range of assignments and/or projects in line with the strategy and policies related to FSL. You will hold responsibility for driving work on specific parts of the Save the Children strategy, often working with minimal supervision. You will represent the organisation regularly with external experts. You will be a recognised specialist in your field, often working on complex assignments and projects, and providing technical guidance to others in resolving complex issues in a specialised area.

As an FSL Adviser, you will provide support across a range of FSL programmes and initiatives focussing on one or more FSL approaches, including poverty graduation. Other themes could include women’s economic empowerment, climate resilient livelihoods, early warning and anticipatory action.

In this role, you will:

  • Work collaboratively to develop and implement specific parts of the Save the Children strategy around Safety Nets and Resilient Families (SNRF) to deliver on our ambitious goals for children.
  • Collaborate in the technical design and delivery of high-quality, inclusive, and impactful programmes, working collaboratively with other stakeholders, especially with colleagues in country offices and partners, and with/across technical areas and themes.
  • Contribute to and collaborate with others to develop technical guidance and products to a high standard, such as best practice guidance, standard setting and technical strategies.
  • Contribute to the work of technical groups within the Save the Children movement and wider sector.
  • Contribute and support technical engagement in strategic partnerships to amplify impact.
  • Contribute to research, evaluation, and innovation projects in the FSL field (especially around poverty graduation) to expand the knowledge base, promote a learning culture and identify new / enhanced approaches to amplify impact.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders and build good working relationships with technical experts, partners and advocacy targets for technical exchange and influence around poverty graduation and/or other FSL themes.
  • Provide or facilitate formal and informal support and capacity strengthening to other technical advisers and programme colleagues and partners, for example through mentoring, coaching, training, or guidance.
  • Maintain and develop knowledge and expertise in FSL, especially around poverty graduation.

About you

To be successful, it is important that you have:

  • A high and substantial level of technical expertise and knowledge of the debates surrounding at least one of the technical areas withing Food Security and livelihoods – ideally poverty graduation
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and management of FSL programmes in an international development context
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and a proven track record in developing funding proposals and reports for a range of institutional and other donor
  • Proven experience of developing effective working relationships with a range of senior stakeholders e.g. government, donors, academics including successful influencing
  • A proven understanding of broader livelihoods programming e.g. resilience building, cash and voucher assistance, gender-sensitive livelihoods, VSLAs and IGAs
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and a familiarity with various analytical tools, methods and frameworks related to FSL e.g. Household Economy Analysis, IPC, etc.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.

To learn more about the position, please review the Job Description in the attached Documents on our website.

What we offer you:

Working for a charity provides one of the best benefits there is – a sense of purpose and reward for helping others. However, we understand the importance of giving back to our employees to ensure a happy and healthy working environment and work/life balance.

  • We focus on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration, health and wellbeing both in and outside of work.
  • We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day. You can read more about our benefits here.

Closing date: 16/04/23

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**.**

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be “Free to Be Me”. We are mot looking for just one type of person – we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think.

We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences – of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability – help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.

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