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Save the Children Denmark (SCD): Reporting and Quality Assurance Advisor


Save the Children Denmark (SCD)


Mandag, 2. oktober 2017 - 23:55
Reporting and Quality Assurance Advisor
Do you want to be in charge of high quality applications and reporting to a core donor of Save the Children Denmark’s (Red Barnet) international work? Are you looking for an opportunity to demonstrate your excellent ability to strengthen tools and approaches for quality monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning? Are you self-driven, and do you thrive being in a coordinating and supporting role? Then you could be our next Reporting and Quality Assurance Advisor.  
Save the Children Denmark (SCD) is a member of Save the Children International (SCI), the world’s largest independent organization for children. Our new Reporting and Quality Assurance Advisor will become part of the International Department of SCD, and join a newly created unit for Evidence and Learning. You will work closely with several teams within the department and with other departments in the organization, as well as country, regional and central offices of SCI. You will become part of an engaged and dynamic organization, working closely with other driven and ambitious colleagues.  
The Danish development cooperation agency, Danida, is a core strategic partner to SCD and a donor of a significant part of our international work. The role of the Reporting and Quality Assurance Advisor is to coordinate, compile and write the annual reports and applications to Danida. The role is further responsible for general support to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) efforts across the International Department and working together with the SCI country and regional Offices, with a focus on quality assurance of SCD reporting and applications of strategic importance.  
Key responsibilities
1. Overall support to teams across the International Department, including senior management, in terms of developing, driving, and tracking the results of the collective strategic engagement with Danida. 
2. Reporting to Danida:  
  • Responsible for coordinating Danida reporting processes including: 
    • Developing process plans and working with colleagues to secure timely inputs  
    • Conducting quality assurance of contributions 
    • Compiling quality reports using Danida formats and ensuring timely submission 


  • Responsible for any other reporting to Danida, such as the DAC reporting  
  • Responsible for being updated on Danida aid management guidelines, ensuring that SCD comply with requirements  
3. Applications to Danida:  
  • Responsible for coordinating the Danida application processes including: 
    • Developing process plans and working with colleagues to secure timely inputs 
    • Conducting quality assurance of contributions 
    • Compiling quality applications using Danida formats and ensuring timely submission


General MEAL support:  
  • Responsible for coordinating the SCD Danida reference group  
  • Responsible for supporting the Country Engagement Advisors on quarterly project management updates and review meetings, including identifying opportunities for enhanced learning
  • Responsible for general Quality Assurance (QA) of important and strategic applications, in particular QA on logframes and results frameworks
  • Support driving forward the Evidence and Learning agenda in SCD  
  • Responsible for providing MEAL support (approaches and tools) to teams within the International Department  
  • Support capacity building of SCD and partner Country Office staff in MEAL approaches and tools  
You have a Master’s degree in social sciences, international development, sociology, or another relevant field. Furthermore, you bring some or all of the following:  
  • Solid experience working with Monitoring and Evaluation, developing and quality assuring logframes, results frameworks, indicators, baselines and targets, and donor reporting. Experience with Danida reporting and applications, and general compliance with Danida aid management guidelines, preferred.  
  • Knowledge of and experience with SCD and SCI MEAL systems and approaches is an advantage  
  • Solid understanding of and experience with development and humanitarian work  
  • Strong process coordination and facilitation skills  
  • Strong analytical and synthesizing skills  
  • Excellent presentation skills, in particular in writing  
  • Excellent spoken and written Danish and English.  
You have a high level of expertise within your field and actively keep up with new trends and tools. Its natural for you to use critical thinking to challenge, solve problems, take decisions and create solutions.  
Communication, both written and spoken, comes easily for you. You convey complex issues with clarity and confidence to engage and influence others in a timely manner. You are a true team player and proactively promote involvement and dialogue building trust amongst your stakeholders.  
With a natural self-drive, you define goals, deliver the necessary results and take responsibility for planning and prioritizing in transparent coordination with your stakeholders.  
You will be employed according to the terms and conditions of the local Collective Agreement between Red Barnet (Save the Children Denmark) and the relevant unions. The position is an AC classification with 37 working hours per week. Some travel may be required.  
Deadline for applications is 2nd October 2017. Preferred start date 1st January 2018. Interviews will be conducted 10th and 13th October.  
Please note that we do not accept applications outside of our recruitment system.  
For further information, please contact Strategic Advisor in the International Department, Line Friberg Nielsen at [email protected]  

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Save the Children works in Denmark and more than 120 other countries. We save children’s lives. We protect and strengthen them. We fight for their rights. We are the world’s leading independent organisation for children.

We provide emergency aid and prevent disasters. We fight violence, abuse and bullying. We ensure schooling, build communities and strengthen children’s resilience. We advocate for positive changes for vulnerable children and encourage debate on the quality of children’s lives.

Save the Children Denmark is a democratic organisation of committed volunteers organised into 65 local branches. Volunteers provide children with life changing experiences at holiday camps, on outdoor trips and in local communities. They run second hand shops and lend a hand at the Save the Children collections.

Save the Children Denmark wants to promote equality and diversity. We encourage all qualified to apply for the position - regardless of ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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