Director of GAHI (Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation)

Save the Children UK, United Kingdom

Job Description

£70 – 80,000 per annum & benefits

London/Cardiff with international travel

24 Month Fixed Term Contract

Could you provide the leadership, vision and humanitarian innovation necessary to develop and deliver on our ambitious global strategy? If so, we will give you full accountability for performance and for developing and expanding on GAHI’s network.

The GAHI (Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation) convenes actors working on humanitarian innovation issues – striving towards establishing stronger relationships, sharing knowledge, developing capacity and investing strategically to ensure humanitarian innovation is more responsive, creative and ultimately more impactful.

We are currently looking for a Director of GAHI to be the central point of leadership and accountability for GAHI’s performance, by driving the Alliance forward at an exciting time for our future. You will be an ambassador for humanitarian innovation, representing network members and liaising with key decision makers, donors, partners, the humanitarian community and other external bodies and stakeholders.

This high profile role offers a unique challenge and to be successful you will need to have:

  • Vision and ambition within the field of humanitarian innovation
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the commitment to drive this initiative forward
  • A proven track record of innovation policy and practice and experience of leading a network.

We are seeking a strong leader with the vision, values and inspirational qualities to set strategic agendas and manage their successful implementation. You will have demonstrable experience of working with and reporting to a steering group; and leading and engaging with a network of individuals, bodies and organisations across different sectors on humanitarian policy. You must have experience of international humanitarian action and development programming.

The position is based at the Save the Children UK headquarters in London or the EHLRA Offices in Cardiff. Salary and benefits will be fully commensurate with the seniority and nature of the appointment.

The closing date for applications is 18th January 2017.

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