IYCF-E (Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies) Humanitarian Nutrition Adviser

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the IYCF-E (Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies) Humanitarian Nutrition AdviserinWorldwide: Any existing SCI location

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and therefore you may be invited to interview prior to the advert deadline date.


To manage, broaden, and advocate for the development of evidence based IYCF-E programming and capacity in the Save the Children Movement, in order to ensure the delivery of high quality, timely, accountable and appropriate IYCF-E responses globally. The post holder will support the Save the Children Humanitarian Nutrition team across Save the Children members in collaboration with the Emergency Nutrition Working Group, and work with active global stakeholders such as UN agencies, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC), Emergency Nutrition Network/Infant Feeding in Emergencies Core Group to lead on the technical direction of IYCF-E response standards, protocols, and strategies, while representing Save the Children at a global level. The role will include high quality nutrition Technical Assistance (TA) directly to countries that are implementing IYCF-E programmes.

Save the Children’s capacity, ability and willingness to undertake quality programming in IYCF-E is outlined in Ambition 2030, to ensure sustained access to life-saving maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition services, as well as the Global Priorities of 2022-2024 to improve the quality of programmes and humanitarian responses in the 120 countries in which Save the Children work. In order for IYCF-E to become a standard, high quality, critical intervention in emergencies, Save the Children acknowledges that major advocacy and capacity strengthening needs to be conducted and is therefore committed to undertaking further research, rolling out IYCF in all contexts, expanding a common approach, and an IYCF-E strategy. In addition, Save the Children is creating and testing best IYCF-E practice programme policy and tools (both independently and in collaboration with other agencies in the Infant Feeding in Emergencies Core Group and the Global Nutrition Cluster), as well as significantly strengthening its internal technical and operational response capacity.



  • Ability to travel at short notice, occasionally to remote and insecure locations for up to 30% of work time.
  • Significant experience of organisational level thought leadership in a technical sector.
  • Experience of capacity building and mentoring.
  • Experience of working within resource and budget constraints.
  • Highly developed writing skills (e.g. at level for producing an assessment report or proposal during a short time period)
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) at a level appropriate for high level external representation (lobbying, presentations) and ability to tailor communications to different audiences
  • Understanding and practical experience of the cluster approach at country and global level.
  • Ability to work effectively across teams and departments in person and remotely based
  • Ability to analyse diverse information and develop recommendations for an appropriate response
  • Significant experience and a track record of success in delivering high quality emergency response programmes in nutrition.


  • An academic/professional qualification at post graduate level or equivalent in nutrition, development or a related subject.
  • Working knowledge of French, Spanish and/or Arabic.
  • Certification as a Breastfeeding / lactation counsellor.
  • Broad understanding of rights and development issues, international relations and the international humanitarian systems.
  • Understanding and practical experience of the cluster approach at country and global level
  • Existing networks of contacts in nutrition

We can offer circa £43,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in London or any existing Save the Children International office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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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 copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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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Date advertised: 14 Jun 2022

Closing date: 8 Sep 2022 - 01:59 CEST

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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