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Our purpose is clear: to empower the humanitarian community to improve humanitarian response. We make this happen by supporting and championing the outcomes of robust research and proven innovations.
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Duration: Fixed-term to March 2023 (extension subject to funding)

Could you help the humanitarian community improve activities for people in crisis through technology, digital and data innovation? Are you able to analyse data and understand how emerging technologies can improve how humanitarian work is designed and delivered? Could you enable humanitarian agencies to access expertise from the organisations in the UK leading new technologies?

We are looking to recruit a Technology, Digital and Data Advisor for the new UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub.

This new role will drive collaboration across a new network of UK humanitarian innovators, focused on new and improved technologies and processes that will make humanitarian action more effective and efficient.

You will have considerable experience in digital and data innovation and a strong knowledge of data science. You bring expertise in various forms of data collection and analysis, both quantitative and qualitative as well as experience in translating better insights from data into better decision-making processes. You would also have a good background in humanitarian work and good connections with key humanitarian data/digital actors. You will lead on identifying digital and data technologies and processes that are or might be relevant to solving challenges faced by humanitarian agencies and people affected by conflict. Preferably, you will have good networks in the communities in the UK that are leading the development of these technologies – in the private sector, universities, or government, and experience in brokering relationships to drive collaborative innovation.

You will be a self-starter, who’s comfortable leading work in a new initiative. You must bring expertise in partner outreach, network building and coordination, along with strong technical skills and the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines

Role Description

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The Hub is hosted by Elrha and is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

If you are passionate about using your digital and data skills to support the humanitarian community and those affected by crises, and you want to be part of a new initiative that creates positive change in the humanitarian sector, then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed.


Please note: Due to COVID-19 we are all currently working remotely, so this role will initially be home-based. When deemed safe and appropriate to do so, the role will be based in our London office and there will be some UK travel involved in this role.

Closing date: 6 December 2020
Interview date: 17 December 2020

Please note that you will be directed to Save the Children UK’s job portal upon clicking ‘apply’ 

We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable people in our work. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promote equality, and are committed to improving employment opportunities for minority groups. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates, as BAME and people with disabilities are currently under-represented throughout our work. We also welcome applications from LGB and Trans, and non-binary candidates.

The role will be appointed at the start of the salary band advertised, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

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