Regional Capacity Building Programme Manager

The Opportunity

Save the Children's origins lie in emergency response, and this has remained central to our work ever since. Save the Children has a long tradition of commitment to building the skills and capability of humanitarians worldwide in order that humanitarian responses are well-staffed and fulfil the needs required, especially at national and regional level.

At a broader level, Save the Children International (SCI) focuses on building the capacity of its humanitarian professionals, processes and approaches through a wide range of innovative and sustainable professional development programmes, in addition to a wide array of institutional capacity development approaches and processes. Much of this work is led by or coordinated through Save the Children UK (SCUK) Humanitarian Capacity Building Team (HCB). The team is involved in a range of initiatives intended to build global surge capacity, develop talent at all levels and provide professional training opportunities for national staff. In the Middle East and Eastern Europe (MEEE) region specifically, the humanitarian capacity building approach is to be further aligned and integrated with existing Learning and Development (L&D) initiatives and initiatives to improve technical Programme Quality (PQ), particularly professional development programmes in child protection and education in emergencies, as well as broader PQ related trainings, led by varied leads from PDQ team.

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.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Excellent training and facilitation skills;
  • Well organised with a proven ability to build own credibility and authority with others;
  • Ability to quickly analyse dense and varied material and draw out major lessons and strategic themes;
  • Excellent presentation and people engagement skills;
  • Excellent project management, problem-solving and organisational skills, gained through managing complex cross-organisational projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Extensive experience of designing and delivering trainings and workshops to mixed ability and mixed language groups
  • Strong communication skills - verbal, written and distance communication - at a standard appropriate for giving feedback or presenting information at a senior level
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to bring out the best in people from a range of backgrounds and cultures
  • Exceptionally high standards of customer service with proven experience of delivering highly professional services to stakeholders
  • Experience of working in a humanitarian context or in emergency response, specifically in the Middle East
  • Commitment to SCIs mission, values and approach (includes child safeguarding, equal opportunities and health and safety).


  • Experience of working on an accredited learning programme or working with a university or professional standards organisation
  • Experience of developing original technical training material and previous experience of working in partnerships;
  • Relevant academic qualification for example, in the field of humanitarianism/international development, social/political science, or adult learning and development
  • Experience of Distance Learning technology and mix methods learning
  • Problem solving, negotiation and contracting skills
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and influence at a senior level
  • Coaching/mentoring skills
  • People engagement skills
  • Advocacy and networking skills
  • Ability to travel internationally, occasionally at short notice and to remote and insecure locations
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic language skills

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.The role might be based in one of the middle eastern countries where Save the Children operates

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and 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.

Location: Amman, Jordan

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Friday 11 October 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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