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Regional Lead – Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) at Save the Children

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries

The purpose of the Regional Lead – Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) is to drive forward the localisation capacity strengthening agenda both across the movement and as a critical stakeholder in the wider ecosystem in the respective region. This role will work with the Head of Regions in the development of the ESA regional capacity strengthening model ensuring that it encapsulates the current capacity and partnerships in place and will increase the profile and identify opportunities both across the movement and the wider sector in the accessibility and uptake of learning solutions at a national and local level. 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.

This role will sit within the ESA regional Humanitarian Unit and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA). The HLA is a newly formed team combines digital learning platforms, creative learning content and the delivery of quality accredited capacity strengthening in an exciting offer that is both unique and unmatched anywhere across the sector. Capacity-strengthening and user-centred learning is, and will continue to be, of increasing importance – a key area to ensure the sector is able to respond effectively and efficiently to crises. The new Regional Lead – HLA enables SCUK to offer the most effective and impactful humanitarian capacity strengthening resource for both the Save the Children movement, the wider humanitarian sector and beyond.


  • Responsible for leading and setting the strategic direction of the regional capacity strengthening model and localisation agenda – this should include identifying the learning needs and opportunities across the region as well as identifying growth areas and ensuring coordination and complementarity of other capacity strengthening initiatives across the region with other stakeholders.
  • Work with relevant regional leads including Humanitarian Director, Head of Regions and L&D leads to identify, prioritise and implement capacity strengthening work
  • Lead a regional, cross sector capacity strengthening group to ensure greater coordination of efforts, develop emerging networks, information and knowledge exchange, identification of opportunities.
  • This role is part of the Extended Management Leadership Team (EMT) of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, together with the Director and Heads of Team. The EMT feeds into team vision and strategic decision-making, work planning, prioritisation and resource mobilisation, and ensures coordination across teams and consistency in communications, in accordance with the EMT Terms of Reference.
  • A representative on the SC regional management leadership team.
  • Accountable for developing the annual regional capacity strengthening plan for the SC movement which considers the learning needs and the learning solutions, products and services to meet these needs and how we can support the needs of other stakeholders in the region.
  • To manage and develop staff within the ESA HLA ensuring that they have relevant, clear and achievable objectives, manageable workloads and appropriate professional development plans.
  • Working closely with the Creative Partnerships and New Business Development Team in identifying and pursuing emerging partnerships and new business opportunities.
  • Representation on the HCBG including lead role in for the implementation and operationalization of the HCBG workplan at the regional level
  • Contribute to supporting strong ways of working across the new team, as well as taking individual responsibility for building an inclusive and supportive team culture

Contract duration: 24 months

Location: Any country office in the East and Southern Africa region. This role will be based in any Country Office in ESA under National Contract terms

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.

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