Director of GAHI - Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation (2919)

  • Division:
    Global Programmes
  • Department:
  • Team:
  • Location:
    London or Cardiff with international travel
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Full / Part Time:
  • Salary:
    £70,000 – 80,000 per annum & benefits
  • Contract Duration:
    24 Months
  • Closing Date:
    31 March 2017

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. 

A candidate pack for the position can be found below. Please note that our system has a character limit for the personal statement section but feel free to upload any additional documents to support your application.

Please note that applications will be viewed on a rolling basis, and shortlisting, interviews and assessment may commence prior to the advert close date. Therefore early applications are encouraged.



Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.  

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role


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