Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor - Save The Children, Melbourne, Victoria

Food Security & Livelihoods Advisor 12 month full time contract Melbourne, Australia

About us
For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights development organisation. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection.

Save the Children Australia operate in Australia delivering domestic programs and in the Pacific region, including Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. We also support programs in Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Indonesia.
Save the Children are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

About the role
The Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor will serve as a critical member of the Humanitarian and Emergency Response Department of Save the Children Australia in supporting the Humanitarian and Emergency Response strategy with a technical focus on Food Security and Livelihoods.

A core component of this role will be to provide surge support in both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as leading on technical assessments, identification for program development, supporting national, country level and global advocacy and policy efforts serving as a spokesperson for Save the Children Australia. This position will also provide technical leadership and ensure quality programming and will identify areas for program learning and innovation.
How to apply: 
You can view the Position Description for this role on the Save the Children website  at “Careers with Us”. Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter. The addressing of the Selection Criteria for this role is not required formally, however covering key areas as points in your cover letter would be appreciated. 
Closing date: COB 13th January 2012

Please note that this role is open to international candidates and that visa sponsorship will be considered for the right applicant.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organisational Code of Conduct.