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Save the Children 

About us: For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. 

We are the world's largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. 

Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. 

We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. 

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. 

Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children International is looking to recruit for the following position:

Technical Trainer

The Opportunity: As part of our strategic plan to grow into a High-Performing Organisation, Save the Children International is creating two global teams: Change & Deployment and Portfolio Management.  

As part of the C&D Team, we are currently recruiting for a Technical Trainer, to be based in our East & Southern Africa region, to work within this newly created team, which will enable the timely implementation of new supporting systems and business processes across 55 global offices.

In this newly created role, you will be responsible for training selected staff within the East & Southern Africa Regional and Country offices on new systems and business processes, along with training the Change & Development team itself.

You will deliver training via various methods and channels, including face to face training, Training of Trainers, online Q&A sessions, etc., to ensure a successful roll out and consolidation.

On occasion you may be involved in the design and production of the training materials, and will otherwise work with the project team to ensure the usability of the training material.

You will be an experienced and capable Training professional, with a proven track record of coaching, mentoring and delivering training to a range of stakeholders, in systems and business processes, with regards to at least one of the following functions: Finance, Awards, HR and/or Logistics.  

An excellent communicator, with strong interpersonal skills, you will have a highly developed cultural awareness and the ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. 

Experience in the design of training programs is essential, whilst experience of designing and producing training materials, including e-learning, would be well regarded.

English language is essential for this role, and a second language (preferably French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic) would be highly beneficial.

Experience of working in an International NGO would be advantageous, but is not essential as we hire many people from outside the sector whose values align with ours.   

This role has a competitive package in the context of the sector, and will be based within a Save the Children International office in East & Southern Africa.  You will be required to travel to other offices within the region, up to 60% of the time.
 

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 protection.  

We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.  

We aim to drive global growth to US$2.7bn by 2018 in order to help us achieve our ambitious goals for children:
  • 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
A copy of the full role profile can be found atwww.savethechildren.net/jobs

Regional Portfolio Lead
 
As part of our strategic plan to grow into a High-Performing Organisation, Save the Children International is creating two global teams: Change & Deployment and Portfolio Management. 

As part of the C&D Team, we are currently recruiting for Regional Portfolio Lead, to be based in our East & Southern Africa region, to work within this newly created team, which will enable the timely implementation of new supporting systems and business processes across 55 global offices.

In this newly created role, you will be responsible for managing the regional portfolio for Save the Children International, and you will assist in the implementation of the Organizational Portfolio Office - acting as regional leader for all agreed organizational initiatives. In some cases, you will also be responsible for managing the delivery of projects in the region.

You will work with peers and colleagues around the globe to ensure the portfolio delivers the strategic objectives set by Save the Children Leadership Team.

To be successful in this role, you will bring proven experience in managing portfolios of projects with international reach and you will also have hands-on project management expertise. P3O and/or Management of Portfolio foundation certification is important, as well as Prince 2, PMP or similar project management certification. 

You will also be a natural leader, with excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, a collaborative approach, strong results orientation and outstanding attention to detail.

English language is essential for this role, and a second language (preferably French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic) would be highly beneficial. 

Experience of working in an International NGO would be advantageous, but is not essential as we hire many people from outside the sector whose values align with ours.   

This role has a competitive package in the context of the sector, and will be based within a Save the Children International office in our East & Southern Africa region.  You will be required to travel to other offices within the region.
 

The organisation:
 Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work in over 120 countries to achieve immediate and lasting change. 

A copy of the full role profile can be found atwww.savethechildren.net/jobs

Lead Regional Change & Deployment Manager 

The Opportunity:
 As part of our strategic plan to grow into a High-Performing Organisation, Save the Children International is creating two global teams: Change & Deployment and Portfolio Management.

We are currently recruiting for both a Regional Change & Deployment Manager and a Lead Regional Change & Deployment Manager, to be based in our East & Southern Africa region, to work within this newly created team and enable the timely implementation of new supporting systems and business processes across our global offices.

In these newly created roles, you will be responsible for facilitating and supporting the country offices with each project roll out and consolidation, ensuring active country/regional office engagement and ownership to achieve a successful implementation.

You will also ensure all key stakeholders within your Regional and Country offices understand the Change & Deployment methodology and its application.  

As a Lead, you will spend around a third of your time providing leadership and guidance to the global Change & Development Management team, throughout the project lifecycle.  For the Lead role, you will be required to travel to London on a regular basis.

You will be an experienced and capable Change Manager with a proven track record of delivering major projects affecting business processes and systems in the field, in at least one of the following functions: Finance, Awards, HR or Logistics.  

A confident facilitator, with strong interpersonal skills, you will have worked in a large, complex and highly-networked matrix organisation, where you have been able to influence outcomes through ‘soft power’.  

You will also have experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in from a range of stakeholders.

English language is essential for this role, and a second language (preferably French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic) would be highly beneficial.  

Experience of working in an International NGO would be advantageous, but is not essential as we hire many people from outside the sector whose values align with ours.   

This role has a competitive package in the context of the sector, and will be based within any Save the Children International office in our East & Southern Africa Region. 

You will be required to travel to other offices within the region, up to 60% of the time. 

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 protection.

We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.  

We aim to drive global growth to US$2.7bn by 2018 in order to help us achieve our ambitious goals for children:
  • 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
A copy of the full role profile can be found atwww.savethechildren.net/jobs

Application information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document.  

Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

Please send you application to careers@savethechildren.org
 
Application closes 25th January 2016 

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.  A police check will be required for this position.

Save the Children International ‘PMO/C&D Career Opportunities’ Webcast 

Save the Children International will be holding a webcast, hosted by Michael Koutstaal (Change & Deployment Project Lead), John Stoneley (Head of IT Project Delivery) and Stuart Marsh (Head of Recruitment), where we will provide more information on these roles and hold a Q&A session.

The webcast(s) will take place on week commencing 25th January.

To register your interest in attending a webcast, please email careers@savethechildren.org and title your email ‘PMO/C&D Webcast’.  Please include details of your time zone and availability in your message. 

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

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