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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Specialist in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

For 100 years we have been fighting for children every single day so that they can make their mark on the world and build a better future. We do whatever it takes to make sure they survive, get protection when they are in danger, and have the chance to learn. With 25,000 dedicated staff across 116 countries, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children's voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.

This role will bring expertise and support to embed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into everything we do. With the help of the Global DEI Lead and other internal stakeholders, it will constantly shape and inform our DEI agenda across Save the Children International globally, ultimately making SCI a great place to work for all of our people.

As DEI specialist, you will play a vital role in helping us embed our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Duty of Care policies and ensure we are fostering an environment in all our offices worldwide where all staff are free to be themselves at work.

You will work closely with Global DEI Lead and other key stakeholders to provide technical expertise and inform structural improvements to our people and risk processes to ensure the safety and inclusion of all our staff (including LGBTQI+ staff) in line with our DEI and Duty of Care policies.

This role would be great for someone who brings prior experience in DEI and, looking for their next challenge and opportunity to support one of the largest child rights’ organizations delivering critical work for children.



  • A proven track record of developing and implementing DEI and safety and security interventions in international organisation, including to support LGBTQI+ staff in the workplace
  • In-depth knowledge of DEI and LGBTQI+-inclusive workplace best practices, concepts and interventions
  • Significant experience working in and across a variety of global contexts and cultures
  • Prior experience designing DEI interventions in a workplace setting including trainings and workshops
  • Familiarity with legal matters related to DEI including the Equality Act 2010
  • Excellent IT skills, to include Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, collaborative style and approach, and ability to work both independently and effectively across cultures, functions and geographically dispersed teams
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, influence and collaborate within a complex and political stakeholder network.
  • The ability to think strategically, to identify the key DEI implications of the organization’s plans and to proactively create an integrated approach
  • Strong influencing skills as well as the ability to operate in a complex, multi-faceted, geographically dispersed organisation
  • An understanding of and commitment to the work and international context of Save the Children
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to adapt communication style to meet the needs of global audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to present complex information into clear messages for a range of audiences
  • Experience working in international / global organizations doing DEI-related work
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Willingness and ability to travel overseas

We can offer circa £44,500 per annum (If based in the UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National Terms & Conditions (including pay and benefits) will apply.

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location for the duration of the contract.

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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 salary expectations. A full copy of the role profile can be found available for download at

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.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Description

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Job description

8 Feb 2024

23 Feb 2024 - 00:59 CET


Human Resources

Fixed-term contract


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