Operations Support Officer – Humanitarian Leadership Academy

Save the Children UK
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Feb-19-2017
  • Posted
    Feb 14

Position description

Based in Farringdon, London with 50% international travel

Salary: Starting from £31,063 depending on experience

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and motivated individual to join us as Global Operations Officer and help our network of Academy Centres. The aim is to set up an enabling environment that will help them deliver their mission to empower people throughout the region to prepare for and respond to crises.

The mission of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy is to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries. The Academy works with the humanitarian sector and new partners from the technology industry, private sector and universities to help communities become more resilient in the face of disaster and give them the training and skills to respond to crises in their own countries. To find out more about the Humanitarian Leadership Academy and our work, please visit our website at: http://www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org/

As Operations Support Officer you will work in close collaboration with the Global Academy Office (GAO) and work with our network of Centres to develop their capacity to deliver their core service activities as effectively and efficiently as possible. You will provide ongoing support services to established Academy centres. In addition you will:

  • Design and implement Academy Centre systems to support the delivery of the Academy Centre’s activities
  • Provide operational support and advice (direct / indirect) to the Centre Directors on all Academy Centre activities and projects, including on financial and grant management
  • Support the Learning and the Partnership and Project Officers to operationalise new initiatives and activities
  • Support the processing of the Centre’s expenditure, ensuring all invoices and expenses are processed and ensure all office space and IT systems are fit-for-purpose and administer the Academy’s Office Manual
  • Support the HR service provider on recruitment and on-boarding of the Academy Centre Office employees, secondees and other human resources.

To be successful you will have a BA/BS or above, or significant equivalent leadership experience, in a relevant subject. Patient, tactful and diplomatic you will be politically and culturally sensitive with experience working in middle or low income countries. In addition you will have:

  • Experience advising on or designing and implementing the management, administrative and financial processes necessary for a strong and successful organization
  • Proven experience and knowledge of budget and financial controls, and managing grants from institutional donors
  • A highly organized approach to work and proven ability to plan ahead and manage multiple priorities
  • The ability to present the most complex data in a clear and simple manner
  • High levels of personal resilience to thrive and create direction in a highly complex and networked environment.

As the Humanitarian Leadership Academy is kindly hosted by 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.

Application instructions

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