Adviser/Senior Adviser Localisation and Partnerships

  • Contract
  • Oslo Norway
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Save the Children

Save the Children Norway (Redd Barna) is a non-governmental child rights organisation working to realise children’s rights in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, development, protection and participation. Our ambition for 2030 is that all children survive, learn and are protected. We aim to reach the most deprived children. We are a membership organization, and we are politically and religiously independent. SC Norway is a member of Save the Children Association which works in 117 countries.

Adviser/Senior Adviser Localisation and Partnerships

1-year temporary engagement with possibility for a 1-year extension
As local as possible, as international as necessary!

To meet our 2030 ambition to ensure that all children survive, learn and are protected, and in line with the aspiration of the Grand Bargain, Save the Children recognises that local and national actors are essential in supporting children’s rights and humanitarian needs in all contexts. Our role as Save the Children is complementary to and supportive of what local and national actors already do to ensure children’s rights.

Save the Children Norway is now recruiting a one-year temporary position to support our work on localisation and partnerships, with the possibility of a one-year extension.


The Adviser/Senior Adviser on Localisation and partnerships will be responsible for strengthening and further developing Save the Children Norway’s humanitarian engagement in localisation and partnerships. This will also include following up findings and recommendations from an external review of localisation within Save the Children Norway’s Norwegian government funded programmes. This will account for 50% of the position.

In addition, the position will work both on strengthening Save the Children’s ability to work strategically and responsibly on localisation specifically in humanitarian contexts and on strengthening local organisations capacity as principled first responders. The position will contribute to identifying opportunities and challenges for Save the Children with regards to localization of humanitarian aid, and work with Save the Children International Humanitarian Rights and Reform team and Country Offices to support the ability of country offices to follow up and manage this, including organizational adjustments needed to adhere to Grand Bargain principles and Core Humanitarian Standards verification outcomes aimed at local partnership operationalization. This will account for remaning 50% of the position.

The advisor/senior advisor will report to the Director for Quality Partnerships at Save the Children Norway, and with matrix management with the Global Head Humanitarian Rights & Reform, Center of Humanitarian Technical Team at Save the Children International.


  • Relevant education, preferably with minimum bachelor’s degree
  • Five to seven years relevant work experience can compensate for lack of formal education
  • Experience from working with rights-based programming
  • Understanding humanitarian architecture with experience working in countries where humanitarian crises are.
  • Experience from working with local/national formal and non-formal civil society and government
  • Knowledge of Grand Bargain, Core Humanitarian Standards, Humanitarian Principles and Standards
  • Experience from planning, executing, and evaluating different capacity strengthening efforts
  • Good written and spoken English essential. French, Spanish, Arabic is an advantage


  • acts on own initiative, makes things happen and accepts responsibility for the results
  • makes an impact; convinces and persuades others; promotes plans and ideas successfully
  • builds a useful network of contacts and relationships and utilizes it to achieve objectives
  • adheres to company rules and procedures; executes plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results
  • uses a methodical and systematic approach; plans ahead, defines clear priorities and allocates resources effectively
  • demonstrates specialist knowledge and expertise in own area; participates in continuous professional development
  • co-operates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information; supports others in the pursuit of team goals

The position will have independent, challenging and awarding areas of responsibility, be part of a team of highly competent national and international colleagues in a positive and exciting work environment.

Save the Children is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply, disregarding age, disabilities and ethnical background.

The position is based in Save the Children Norway’s office in Oslo. The successful candidate must have the right to work from this location, due to legal requirements. We will unfortunately not be able to take candidates without a valid work permit further in the recruitment process.

Terms and conditions will be agreed upon during the recruitment process.

Have a look at “our everyday life” on LinkedIn here for an insight into what it is like to be employed with us.

Save the Children is committed to keeping children safe. Upon appointment we therefore require a certificate of good conduct from the police.

Application with resume needs to be completed through our online application system.

Questions related to the position can be addressed to Director Quality Partnerships, Helene Andersson Novela +46 722 06 5957 and Wawan Muhammad, Global Head Humanitarian Rights & Reform – +47 41332848

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