Learning Solutions Specialist at Save the Children

The job of a Save the Children’s UK Learning Solutions Specialist is varied and fulfilling.

· Do you have a genuine interest in people development and capacity building?

· Are you passionate and have the energy to work in pursuit of transforming humanitarian response globally?

· Do you have experience of designing, developing, and implementing high quality and impactful user-centred blended learning programmes?

· Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn’t just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Job Purpose

Reporting directly to the Learning Solutions Lead, the Learning Support Specialist is responsible to ensure the design, development, and delivery of innovative, quality humanitarian needs-focused learning solutions and services at individual, organisational and sector-wide levels.

This role is multi-disciplinary and provides end-to-end support to the design, development, management, and the delivery of learning solutions and services. The learning solution specialist also provides day to day project management and coordination support on a variety of tasks including award and contract management, reporting and information management. Effective financial management is also a key deliverable of this role as the role holder has budget management responsibility.

The Learning Support Specialist role sits within the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) team. This team combines digital learning platforms, creative learning content and the design, development and delivery of quality accredited capacity strengthening and learning in an exciting and innovative offer that is both unique and unmatched anywhere across the sector.

Main Accountabilities

· In addition to the above, the Learning Solution Specialist is responsible to monitor the learning projects or programmes such as, but not exclusive to, the preparedness and reactive learning programmes.

· Ensure the technical and andragogical quality of learning projects and programmes in close collaboration with other technical specialists, where necessary, and MEAL support staff.

· Establish and manage effective relationships with key stakeholders and partners within the humanitarian learning sector to provide cutting edge solutions.

· Have oversight of multiple award-specific budgets in order to effectively implement the learning projects or programmes, including staff recharge, logistics, procurement, consultancies, etc. ,

· Ensuring information management is aligned to SCUK and donor specific compliance criteria, working with the Awards and Contract Specialist as required

· Lead and manage the process of conducting learning needs analysis, and the development of relevant and innovative learning products and services based on that analysis

· Lead and manage the process of designing content for developing content into online learning, working

Person Profile

Skills and Experience

· Ability to build and work as part of a high performing team and work effectively across the different functions to ensure maximum effectiveness and impact, including quality assurance elements

· Significant experience of designing, developing, and implementing high quality and impactful user-centered blended learning programmes to support identified need, including through learning needs analysis

· Project and programme management as well as sound financial/budget management experience

· Technical qualification/experience in one of Save the Children priority sectors (i.e., Public Health)


· Able to juggle multiple priorities and deliver to deadlines and respond at short notice to a wide variety of tasks

· Ability to deliver and remain calm and confident in rapidly changing and time-pressured environments

· Ability to establish professional credibility quickly with colleagues, and to interact effectively at all levels and across all departments

· Ability to write business communications such as reports, presentations and written communications to a high level

· Strong problem solving and organisational skills


· A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment

· Understanding of the humanitarian sector and its architecture and how its evolving

· A commitment to Save the Children UK’s aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

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