Operations Officer

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 8 Jun 2021

The job of aSave** the Children's UK Operations Officer is varied and fulfilling.

· Do you have experience of delivering a defined part of a project?

· Are you a strong team player with an empowering and collaborative working style?

· Do you have a high level of computer literacy?

· Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

About Us
Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Job Purpose As Operations Officer, you will play a key role in ensuring Global Programmes Division is delivering on its commitments to children through the provision of essential strategic and operational support activities. Our Global Programmes Division delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to learn about, and be involved with, many programmatic and technical functions within a large INGO whilst enabling the position holder to develop a variety of transferable project management, leadership and communications skills.

Key accountabilities:

· Planning and Monitoring: To support the development of divisional/departmental/team plans and internal monitoring and communication on progress against plans.**

· Project Coordination/Management: To support the delivery of departmental/divisional/team/cross-organisational or country office projects and working groups, working with managers to deliver these initiatives.

· Knowledge Management: To design and implement the storage and retrieval of relevant documents, department/divisional information and an up-to-date consultancies database.

· Finance: To support budget management, financial processing and the recording and tracking of cost recovery – where relevant.

· People and Culture: To support and facilitate people and wellbeing initiatives across the division/department.

· Communications: To work with colleagues to design and deliver departmental/divisional/team/project communication plans, to own and produce relevant communications tools such as emails, newsletters, Sharepoint content, the publication and dissemination of flagship reports, campaigns or strategies.

· Divisional/Departmental/team sign posting: To act as the key point of contact for external enquiries, requests for information or programme and project support.

· Country office support: To respond to, and support, country office requests - as and when required. May include advising country teams on programme delivery, support with delivery adaptations and ensuring timely delivery of programme resources to country teams. May deliver monitoring, analysing and sharing information about the delivery of our programmes.

· Flexible Response resourcing: depending on prioritisation of need, may manage humanitarian response assets/stocks and provide surge support to phase 1 categorised responses.

· Other: To perform other responsibilities as may be required from time-to-time in order to ensure the smooth running of departments and the division, and to deputise for colleagues as appropriate.

Required Skills:

· Experience of delivering a defined part of a project

· Excellent writing skills and proficiency in written and spoken English and the ability to tailor communication methods to different audiences

· A high level of computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and databases)

· A strong team player with an empowering and collaborative working style and excellent interpersonal skills

· Solutions-focused with a creative problem-solving approach

· Ability to manage multiple activities at once and to resolve conflicting priorities

· Positive, resilient and committed to improving the lives of young children and families

· Commitment to Save the Children UK’s goals, mission, values and approach.

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

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