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Regional Knowledge and Learning Coordinator

Save the Children

Job Summary

The Regional Knowledge and Learning Coordinator will coordinate Save the Children's on-going Evidence generation and research agenda across 12 country offices and our Regional Programming Unit, and ensure a strong learning culture is embedded in our programmes and operations.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

The Regional Knowledge and Learning Coordinator will coordinate Save the Children’s on-going Evidence generation and research agenda across 12 country offices and our Regional Programming Unit, and ensure a strong learning culture is embedded in our programmes and operations. 


He/She will ensure that we collect, document and share lessons and evidence about what works for children to achieve our Breakthroughs in Health, Nutrition, Child Protection, Education, Child Rights and Child Poverty alleviation.


He/She will support tracking of country office programme results towards achieving our Breakthroughs in survival, learning and protection through our Global Results Framework.  The K&L Coordinator will build off of our Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system that is already established, and will collaborate and share good practice from our programmes with technical colleagues and staff in the region, as well as other Save the Children Members. 


He/She will organise learning events, produce short learning products (2-page briefs, videos, blogs, etc.) and support use of the global Learning Log.  The position will be responsible for tracking and documenting promising innovations.


 In order to be successful you will bring/have:

 Knowledge of international humanitarian and development systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices.

  • Intellectual curiosity, creativity and judgement to develop original ideas and take a pro-active approach to sharing our knowledge and experience in what works for children. 
  • Personal effectiveness/self-management: ability to work under time pressures, but also to allow flexibility and adapting of the research and learning agenda.
  • Clear vision and strong planning skills to create a learning agenda for the region. 
  • Extensive experience in analysing the situation of children using the child rights programming/principles framework.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, strategically and analyze complex information and offer creative, practical and effective solutions.
  • Ability to quickly and competently consolidate and summarise information across multiple data sources.
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English.
  • Ability to make compelling and informative oral presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching. 
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including safeguarding of staff and children.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours when essential to success of endeavours, including working from home and flexible hours to support humanitarian response.
  • Willingness to travel within the region.

 Location:

SCI Operates in 12 Countries within East and Southern Africa i.e. ( Zimbabwe ,Zambia ,Kenya ,Somalia ,Tanzania ,Ethiopia ,Sudan ,South Sudan ,Sudan ,Uganda , Mozambique , Rwanda )Please note that this role will be hired under National Terms and Conditions and will be based in respective ESA country **


The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

 We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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