Title: Youth Economic Empowerment Technical Specialist (International)
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 fulfil 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.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
The Youth Livelihoods and Employment Technical Specialist is a senior position that will support technical quality across a portfolio of projects in the Child Poverty Reduction Department, employing various types of economic strengthening approaches for adolescents and young people, including promotion of employment in green jobs, employability, transferable life skills, entrepreneurship, and financial capability. In the face of a rapidly changing climate, central to this role is the promotion of climate resilient skills development, transitions from traditional rural livelihoods to more resilient urban livelihoods and green jobs. This role will also make strong contributions to promoting and ensuring gender equality and all forms of inclusion in all engagements with adolescents and youth. This is an exciting portfolio that requires creativity and leadership as it grows rapidly.