Please note the deadline to submit all application materials is October 29th, 2010 http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6226565/k.BA72/Careers.htm
Save the Children (savethechildren.org) is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. We are currently working to become one of the top three emergency response agencies globally, and the world's leading agency addressing the needs of children in emergencies. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.
Our mission is to create lasting, positive change in the lives of children in need in the U.S. and around the world.
Our priorities are to ensure that children in need grow up protected and safe, educated, healthy and well-nourished, and able to thrive in economically secure households.
Save the Children is pleased to announce the launch of the REACT Fellowship program. The Save the Children REACT Fellowship Program has been established with the goal of increasing the organization's capacity to respond to children's needs in emergencies. The REACT Program will create a cadre of bright, enthusiastic and specialized young professionals who can quickly and successfully be deployed in humanitarian response programs.
The 2010-2011 Fellows class will work one of the following technical areas:
* Child Protection
* Emergency Health and Nutrition
* Monitoring and Evaluation
* Food Security and Livelihoods
* Disaster Risk and Reduction
The structure of the fellowship consists of:
1. Two-week orientation.
2. Six-week Home Office placement (in Washington, D.C.) spent working on professional development plans and shadowing their designated mentors within the Division of Humanitarian Response and other key technical departments.
3. Six-month field placement where Fellows will work alongside an emergency response professional, who will coach and support them.
Acceptance into the program is highly competitive and the screening process rigorous. The individuals admitted will be those who possess a solid theoretical foundation, but who require practical field experience in order to become humanitarian professionals in emergency contexts. Fellows will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, experience (if any) and interviews conducted by a panel consisting of staff from the Division of Humanitarian Response, Human Resources and key technical staff from relevant departments.
In order to apply you must:
* Be a U.S. Citizens with valid US passports for at least 1 year following the fellowship start date
* Have no more than 3 years previous experience living, volunteering, or working abroad
* Are able to relocate to Washington D.C. for 6 weeks and then deploy for a 6 month field placement.
* Demonstrate maturity cross cultural competence, and flexibility to cope with the difficulties of the field.
* Are within two years of your graduation from a Masters degree in child development, social work, international development, humanitarian work
The online application consists of six parts:
* Part I, Application Form
* Part II, Resume/CV
* Part III, Fellowship Essays
* Part IV, References
* Part V, Transcript
* Part VI, Supplementary Materials
Part I: Application Form
Applicants will be asked to provide information related to their educational and employment history. This information must be completed even if you intend to submit a resume.
Part II: Resume /CV
Please use the most recent version of your CV
Part III: Fellowship Essays
1. Address how your experience on the ground as a REACT Fellow would contribute to your professional or vocational work after the Fellowship is completed.
2. In a second typewritten essay of no more than 750 words, choose a recent large-scale emergency (e.g., Haiti earthquake, Pakistan floods), and describe a typical package of program interventions which you believe an organization such as Save the Children would implement. Your essay should address the following:
1. Begin your essay by stating issues that you might expect to see on the ground at the initial emergency phase and through the first six months of an emergency response. You can approach this generally, or take a sector-specific approach. For example as an expert in public health, what health and nutrition concerns would you expect in Haiti immediately after the earthquake and during the next 6 months post earthquake?
2. Go on to design a package of programmatic interventions that would address the issues described above. You will be able to upload your essay as a Word Document or PDF through the online application system. Please note that you are required to answer BOTH essay questions.
Part IV: References
The REACT Fellowship requires candidates to submit the contact details for two types of out outside references. One should come from a graduate school Professor or Advisor - someone who is very familiar with your grasp of critical issues and concepts in your field. The second should be from a professional source ( employment or volunteer work) . Letters written by family members or friends are not appropriate for the purposes of this application.
Please provide full and up- to- date contact information for your referees to the REACT fellowship office so as not to delay your application.
Part V: Transcript
Please upload your most recent official transcript.
Part VI: Supplementary Material
Applicants may submit a maximum of five pages of supplementary material that reflect your suitability for the fellowship program. Supplementary material may include articles written by you or about you or writing samples from relevant coursework. You will have the opportunity to upload your supplementary material as a Word Document or PDF through the online application system.
* Masters degree in a field related to child protection (social work, psychology, child development, education, sociology, anthropology)
* Demonstrable experience working on child protection related issues, preferably with some experience in development country or emergency response settings
* Understanding of child protection issues and knowledgeable about strategies and program design to address child protection in emergencies
* Excellent writing and editing skills, including experience developing communication materials
* Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
* Strong documentation and information management skills
Ability to develop and conduct trainings related to child protection issues
Washington, DC, US.