"Emerging Innovations" Programme Manager, Safe Back to School

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 23 Jun 2021

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the**- "Emerging Innovations"Programme Manager, Safe Back to School** at Homebased with ability to work to UK timezones.


Reports to: Operations Lead, Safe Back to School Initiative

Working relationships: CUC Steering Committee; Country Offices; Technical Advisers in 3+ offices; Awards; Innovation Advisers; SB2S Task Team; Resource Mobilisation.

Staff reporting to this post: N/A

Budget responsibilities: Total portfolio currently valued at $700,000+ with high likelihood of growth

Role Dimensions: This role entails high level of coordination, monitoring and supporting performance of approx. 4-5 pilot countries (incl. Uganda, Afghanistan and 2 others).

In order to be successful you will bring/have:



  • 5+ years of experience working in operational roles at country office level.
  • Entrepreneurial attitude with an ability to turn abstract ideas into tangible projects.

  • Confidence in convening a wide range of stakeholders from across the movement.

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, steering and coaching.

  • High levels of organisation; an ability to juggle different priorities.

  • Solid experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.

  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.

  • Experience in fundraising, including pitching, proposal development and donor scoping.

  • Positive "can do" attitude!

  • Commitment to Save the Children values.


  • Experience delivering multi-office initiatives.
  • Previous experience with similar focus on innovation.
  • Technical understanding of EdTech, Teach at the Right Level, CVA and/or Child Protection.

We can offer circa £ 42,000 per annum ( If based in UK) with an option of flexible of working hours

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. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=210003TD&lang=en

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