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Save the Children Denmark (SCD)is looking for a Student Assistant, MHPSS Global Centre


Save the Children Denmark (SCD)


Torsdag, 19. april 2018 - 23:55





Do you want to make a difference for children living in fragile and humanitarian contexts? Are you interested in mental health and psychosocial support? Do you want to support a team of experts in this area, and engage with external partners? Are you fluent in English, and have excellent administrative and coordination skills? Then you could be what we are looking for in the role as Student Assistant to a new Global Centre for Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support for Children.



Save the Children Denmark is a member of Save the Children International; one of the world’s leading child rights-based organizations.

The MHPSS global centre aims to improve the quality of MHPSS programmes for children and their families in fragile and humanitarian contexts. The global centre is located in Copenhagen, at the Save the Children Denmark office, but some team-members are based in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. The centre operates through four areas of work: Networking and collaboration, Capacity Strengthening, Research, Documentation and Learning and Evidence-based Advocacy.

The purpose of the role is to support and facilitate the work of the Director and the team; to contribute to developing and maintaining a strong external profile for the centre, and ultimately enhancing the impact of the centre.



Administrative support

  • Provide day to day administrative and coordination support to the Director and the team related to planning and implementation of meetings and conferences (incl. support to the Steering Committee), resource management (on-line and physical), contracting of consultants, budget management, processing of invoices, and travel planning.

External relations and fundraising

  • Assist with developing communication material about the centre and its work, for external engagement.
  • Assist with application processes for funding, including budgeting.
  • Maintain webpage.

Content development support

  • Assist in maintaining an overview of partners, and facilitate practicalities around the centre’s networking and collaboration with these partners.
  • Assist in preparing trainings and conference presentations on MHPSS, incl. quality assurance of guidance materials, position papers, etc.
  • Assist in compilation and dissemination of research and lessons learned from projects and programmes.
  • Contribute to the development of MHPSS programmatic and policy related resources.


You are studying at a relevant tertiary academic education at a Bachelors level or higher. For example, Psychology, Social Work, International Development Studies, Business Studies, or related. Furthermore, you have:

  • Some level of knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting children in fragile and humanitarian contexts, and their impact on the well-being of these children.
  • A high level of written and spoken English, with demonstrated experience with writing reports, funding applications and the like in English.
  • Political and cultural sensitivity with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Experience from the development and/or humanitarian sector (i.e. organisation, donor, consulting, and the like) would be an asset.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a professional website would be an asset.


You are a responsible person and take pride in contributing and delivering high-quality work. You are able to work independently but also enjoy collaboration with many different stakeholders. You know when to involve others for supervision. You thrive doing routine tasks, but also take the opportunity to share your ideas and input for improvements when relevant. You have excellent communication and relationship building skills.



You will be employed as Student Assistant according to the terms and conditions of the local Collective Agreement between Red Barnet (Save the Children Denmark) and the relevant unions.

Deadline for application is 19 April. Interviews will be held on 26 April and 30 April. Expected start date 21 May. The position is temporary to the end of the year with the possibility to extend.


Please note that we do not accept applications outside of our recruitment system.

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For further information, please contact Child Protection Advisor Sarah Hildrew, [email protected].


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.


Save the Children Denmark (Red Barnet) is a non-governmental humanitarian organization working to realize children’s rights in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Save the Children Denmark is a member of the Save the Children International, which works in 120 countries.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.



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