Country: Norway
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 25 Mar 2022

Climate change is one of the biggest threats to children’s rights and Save the Children Norway is seeking a new technical program developer to sit in the Child Rights team in Oslo. The position will hold a key responsibility to contribute to protecting children against the effects of climate change by developing program concepts and proposals, analyzing the donor landscape and contributing to strategic donor engagement to secure funding from existing and new donors.

The adviser will work closely with other technical advisors on program development and with our section for institutional partnerships on donor analysis and engagement to secure funding. The position will give thematic support and advise to selected country offices in Save the Children and connect to a broad international group of colleagues working with climate change and environmental destruction.


Ensure that our programs properly integrate climate change adaptation and environmental sustainability measures
Map and identify new funding opportunities and engage with existing and potential new donors either directly or through SC coordination structures for donor partnerships and fundraising
Program design, proposal development and fundraising targeting institutional donors and the corporate sector
Provide systematic technical advice and mentoring of staff and partners in country offices to support high quality climate interventions at country level.
Support country offices to identify and establish partnerships with relevant organizations and foster mutual empowering partnerships.
Plan and deliver capacity development and training to in-country technical teams and partners, including cross country learning from good examples and program development based on global priorities.
Support quality documentation and reporting to monitor progress and learning in programs.


International experience working with climate change adaption and/or environmental protection.
Academic qualifications at master’s level in a relevant discipline.
Knowledge of key political frameworks, relevant international legal instruments, international reporting and monitoring mechanisms, governance and networks at national and international level, as well as donor trends, priorities and funding mechanisms within the climate change sector.
Experience with programme design, monitoring, results documentation and reporting.
Experience with funding analysis and donor engagement
Experience with proposal writing and fundraising from institutional donors and the corporate sector.
Knowledge of one or more of the regions where Save the Children are supporting programs, including relevant language skills is an advantage.
Fluency in written and spoken English. Skills in Norwegian, Spanish and/or French is an advantage.
Experience in designing and delivering training, including strengthening the capacity of key stakeholders.


Acts on own initiative, makes things happen and accepts responsibility for the results
Uses a methodical and systematic approach; plans ahead, defines clear priorities and allocates resources effectively
Quickly understands and analyses complex issues and problems; comes up with sound and rational judgments
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. The position may require some traveling when the global situation allows[MH6] .

Save the Children is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply, disregarding age, functional ability and ethnic background.

The position is based in Save the Children Norway’s office in Oslo, hence we will mainly be considering candidates who are already based in Norway and has a valid work permit.

Terms and conditions will be agreed upon during the recruitment process. 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 sent to Child Rights Director, Brynjar Nilsen.

How to apply:

Apply through the link in the advert:

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