Provide a professional administration support service to the (remote) Global Migration and Displacement Initiative (MDI) team, with specific focused support to the Director.
Oversee the day to day running and improvements of the MDI's Resource Centre (Hub) and provide research support to Research Adviser
Provide (primarily desk based) programme support to relevant MDI activities in East and Southern Africa
Deliver high quality note taking and meeting management skills (essential)
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Minimum 4 years' experience in a development agency or similar, including
Minimum of 2 years' administrative experience, including designing and overseeing spreadsheets and accounts.
Minimum of 2 years programmatic (humanitarian or development) or research related experience
Experience of planning and organizing meetings and events, with a strong attention to detail
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Graduate level (or higher) qualification in a subject of relevance to the MDI and/or sufficient relevant experience in research coordination and support functions
Sound judgement and an ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks in a constantly changing environment
Ability to adopt a pro-active approach and offer solutions as appropriate
Willingness to learn new skills and engage in other elements of the MDI's mandate as requested
Strong written and oral communication skills, fluent in English, with an eye for detail
Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with a broad range of people at all levels, across different cultures and to act with credibility, discretion, tact and diplomacy both within and without the organisation.
Experience in supporting contract/project management; familiarity with packages (e.g., MS Project) would be an advantage
Website design, maintenance, and usage monitoring would be a plus.
Some development/humanitarian programme knowledge and first-hand experience is essential
Interest/knowledge in migration and displacement issues/debate is desirable
Experience in the coding, interpretation and analysis of research data is desirable.
Maintain a calm disposition and positive outlook particularly when working under pressure
Self- motivated with ability to work autonomously. MDI team members work remotely and the Director is consistently travelling, so there is limited face-to-face time with colleagues/line manager.
Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children
About Save The Children
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.