Global Innovations Programme Manager

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Global Innovations Programme Manager in London, UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

The role holder will be required to deliver high-quality planning, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of innovations across the 4 Global Goals and lead on 1 Global Goal. This includes fundraising, development and packaging of resources, country-facing support in programme operations, monitoring of spending and results, and delivery on evidence through learning agendas. S/he will need to be flexible, creative and able to troubleshoot challenges promptly and effectively.

In addition, the post-holder will play a key role, working alongside the Global Goal teams to identify innovations across the Save the Children movement and externally.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:



  • Excellent organisational, management and analytical skills, specifically effective time management, budget monitoring, problem solving, ability to meet deadlines consistently.
  • Demonstrable experience of project management in INGO setting, specifically on project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting – ideally in country settings.
  • Significant experience of effective stakeholder engagement and managing substantial projects or workplans comprised of complex, diverse tasks and priorities.
  • Sound judgement with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders and tasks in a pressured, resource-constrained and self-administrative environment.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and ability to present complex issues in a clear succinct manner.
  • Cultural awareness and ability to work effectively and collaboratively across diverse teams, functions, offices and organizations.
  • Proven ability to work with a high degree of flexibility and autonomy, tackling new areas with confidence and leading on engaging stakeholders across all levels.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children.
  • High level of computer literacy, including internet and other web-based sources and Microsoft Office.


  • Experience working within country offices.
  • Experience within Save the Children, including a strong network.
  • Knowledge of the Safe Back to School global priority.

We can offer circa £40,100 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in London or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Description

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Job description

22 May 2023

5 Jun 2023 - 23:59 GMT


Programme Operations

Fixed-term contract


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