International Programmes (IP) Workstream Lead Job in Kenya

International Programmes (IP) Workstream Lead

Role Purpose:

  • Save the Children is evolving its organisational structure in order to stay true to its mission, vision and values, whilst being able to withstand external pressures – be those geo-political demands; increasing stakeholder expectations; challenging funding environments; reduced access to funding due to localisation; or declining trust in large INGOs. This project is focused on designing and implementing a future-oriented and more flexible operating model whilst maintaining the integrity, cohesion and reputation of the Save the Children movement.

The International Programmes (IP) Workstream Lead holds a critical position within the Flexible Operating Model management team, driving the project’s success. Specifically:

  • Lead the IP Work Stream Programmes functions (12) of the Flexible Operating Model, providing the project with subject matter expertise so that design, development, and implementation decisions reflect the needs of the global Programmes function and alignment with global strategic priorities.
  • Responsible to deliver on the design, development, and implementation of objectives within their functional areas of responsibility.
  • To represent the Flexible Operating Model project across global IP functions and member senior stakeholders, ensuring they remain informed and committed to the project. This includes getting agreement across members, centre, country, and regional programme senior stakeholders to proposals from the Project affecting their functional areas.
  • To ensure that IP Functional Leads/SMTs working/supporting the Project are engaged in all the phases of the Project.
  • Be the focal point of contact within the Project for the Country and/or Regional Offices that are selected to receive a new operating model.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:



  • Significant senior level leadership and management experience in a large and complex international NGO or organization
  • Significant experience managing field operations, across the full spectrum of programming from humanitarian assistance to development, with an understanding also of institutional needs supportive of the global mission.
  • Experience in solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Excellent business partnering, communication and relationship building skills. Demonstrated ability to develop and manage productive relationships with SC member agencies and senior staff.
  • Experience in implementing organisational structure/operating model change projects in the NGO sector.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative.
  • Constructive approach
  • Team player, with a full appreciation of the value of collaboration
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children.

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