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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Project Manager, Surge Capacity Model.

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Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

The Opportunity

In support of our global strategy and humanitarian ambition, we are reviewing our global surge capacity model, with the aim of increasing the quality, speed and reach of our humanitarian responses.

In the event of an emergency, it is vital that we have people on the ground with the skills and experience necessary to be able to respond quickly and effectively. Following extensive research into the strengths and weaknesses of our existing surge capacity model, a high-level concept for the future of surge within Save the Children has recently been developed. As Project Manager, you will be responsible for operationalisation of this high-level concept, leading the design and implementation of Save the Children's revised global surge capacity model.

This role is critical to ensure alignment and uptake of the revised model across the Save the Children Movement. The role will require extensive stakeholder engagement, coordination and influencing across SCI (centre, regions and county offices), member organisations, multi-stakeholder working groups and occasionally external entities.

In order to be successful you will bring:

  • Proven experience in managing complex projects across a range of stakeholders and dispersed geographic locations

  • Experience of leading change across multiple teams, functions or entities with competing needs and priorities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and team leadership abilities with the ability to motivate and mobilise individuals outside their reporting line in a multinational environment

  • A strong results orientation, and evidence of having operated successfully in a 'matrix' organisation

  • Experience of working within a country office, and with a strong understanding of the management of country offices

On a personal level you will have an energetic and flexible approach, cultural awareness and excellent interpersonal skills.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract. We offer a competitive salary within the context of the sector. Our benefits package includes the opportunity to join a competitive pension scheme, life assurance, and 30 days annual leave.

The organisation

We employ approximately 17,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 60 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

Application information

Please apply online via our e-recruitment system, including details of your current remuneration and salary expectations in your Cover Letter. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

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