Global Head of Gender Equality in Humanitarian

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Global Head of Gender Equality in HumanitarianinWorldwide: Any existing SCI location



This role is an exciting opportunity for an engaging leader who will provide strong technical direction, inspire innovations and develop new partnerships enabling Save the Children and its partners to support children affected by humanitarian crises. The postholder will lead a team driving improved impact for children affected by emergencies through strengthening Save the Children’s Gender response, approaches and learning and contributing to an improved humanitarian sector for children. In this leadership role, the post-holder will manage a team of technical experts, driving the future of humanitarian programming, ensuring that programs are more localized, driven by partners, diverse, inclusive and led by those affected by crises.

The post holder will lead the organization in driving program quality and impact in humanitarian gender programming, within the overall sector strategy. Specifically, the post holder will be accountable for (1) developing, implementing, and overseeing the global humanitarian plan and sector strategy; (2) strategic portfolio management and resource mobilization; (3) people management, capacity strengthening and professional developmenl; and (4) sector coordination and internal and exernal representation.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.



  • Senior leadershipexperience working in Save the Children with known ability to work across a network of international stakeholders to advance humanitarian programming
  • Significant experience working directly in humanitarian responses including in complex contexts to design, implement and evaluate programs
  • Solid experience in management experience driving results and impact, while fostering a supportive and positive work environment
  • Experience in creating and managing high-performing teams including building shared objectives, quality control, evaluation, motivation, performance and professional development
  • Demonstrated experience in strategy development and strong strategic thinking skills, as well as ability to mobilize resources to drive strategy implementation
  • Thorough knowledge and track record of influencing public and programme policy and advocacy agendas to promote principled humanitarian response.
  • Knowledge of policy, research and evidence-based methodologies with regards to nutrition programming, and other relevant child focused programming.
  • Proven experience delivering results and outputs with evidence of adapting based on context and needs analysis.
  • Energy and drive to create change in a large complex organisation, while constantly adapting approaches and applying enterprise-driven thinking
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching – ability to work with all levels from CEO to junior staff and across all functions.
  • Commitment to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive technical team.
  • Fluent spoken and written English


  • Additional languages, particularly French, Spanish and/or Arabic.

We can offer circa £58,000 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

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: 15 Jun 2022

Closing date: 22 Aug 2022 - 00:59 CEST

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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