Humanitarian Information Visualization Officer



Save the Children International

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Humanitarian Information Visualization Officer in Any existing SCI location

ROLE PURPOSE:

Providing a unique skillset and contribution to the Crisis Anticipation and Response Team, within the data and information section, this role will support the collation, editing, and presentation of key information on the Save the Children response portfolio as well as the contexts in which we work for internal and external audiences. To deliver high-standard outputs that present key data and messages in engaging and innovative ways, this post holder will be required to have strong publishing, writing and visualization software skills. Operating as an internal service provider to content-generating teams and functions, this post holder will need to display a highly collaborative mind-set, and be able to work both reactively and pro-actively.

The Humanitarian Information Visualization Officer will produce a range of regular and one-off, reports on key humanitarian issues or high-profile contexts based on provided analysis and upon request.

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

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (political science, social sciences, economics, international humanitarian law, etc.).
  • Proven writing and numerical skills and experience in basic financial information systems (e.g. Excel), editing of proposals and drafting of summary reports and briefing documents.
  • Experienced in using SharePoint and software to design reports and information products such as Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Sway, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Spark, Power BI, Tableau, etc.
  • At least 2 years experience working in information management, communications or knowledge management.
  • Strong understanding of NGO operations and Save the Children’s position in the wider humanitarian community.
  • Good understanding of global humanitarian work / policies / strategies with working knowledge of humanitarian affairs.
  • Ability to take a proactive approach to problem solving, to recommend and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Willingness and ability to travel abroad at short notice.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally.
  • Proven ability to distil complex information and materials into digestible, inspiring and actionable messages for diverse audiences.
  • Proven attention for detail and ability to effectively manage a high volume of data and information
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in order to deal tactfully and sensitively with a wide range of people in a large organisation, very often at a distance.
  • A flexible and initiative-taking attitude with the ability to manage an unpredictable workload
  • Good project management skills related to the development of information products.
  • Excellent computer skills including word processing, presentation and use of spreadsheets combined with the ability to develop and maintain office and management information systems.
  • Ability to take a proactive approach to problem solving, to recommend and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Willingness and ability to travel abroad at short notice.

Desirable

  • A second language preferably French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic.
  • Knowledge of Save the Children’s key sectors
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time

We can offer circa £31,000 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.

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