Head of Business Planning and Strategic Initiatives

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Head of Business Planning and Strategic Initiatives at any existing Save the Children nternational office location.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Resource Mobilisation, Communications and Engagement (RMCE) function is responsible for among other things: working with the wider Save the Children Movement to develop its funding strategy; providing targeted support to Members, Country Offices and Markets to help realise high priority funding opportunities; portfolio development; capability and capacity building; improving fundraising data and analytics to support data-driven decision-making; and increasing supporter engagement. The function comprises several teams including: The Global Fundraising and Marketing Hub, which supports private fundraising work; the Global Programme Funding and Institutional Partnerships team, which supports institutional fundraising and partnerships work; and the Global Communications and Engagement team. As part of the development of Save the Children’s 2022-24 Global Strategy, RMCE has delivered an ambitious project (known as the Global Funding Framework) to identify how we can resource our strategy. RMCE has also delivered initiatives to identify, among other things, how Save the Children can increase brand recognition and increase supporter engagement in support of both our fundraising and advocacy / campaigns objectives. Following this programme of work, RMCE has identified its key priorities for the 2022-24 strategic period, and it has set ambitious targets in relation to them. This role will report to the Director for Resource Mobilisation, Communications and Engagement (RMCE) and will support the Senior Management Team in delivering RMCE’s key priorities including by managing functional planning, tracking / reporting, and stakeholder engagement. It will also support the Director in driving and project managing critical strategic initiatives on behalf of the team across the organization. These will include the 2022-24 Global Strategy and Global Funding Framework, as well as others with significant interdependencies with other SCI or Member functions.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • A track record of successful project management (including planning, monitoring, reporting and implementation experience) in a complex organisation
  • Strong analytical skills, including a proven ability to analyse marketing and financial data and produce effective management information
  • Results-oriented, with an ability to adapt to changing circumstances whilst maintaining a focus on the end goal
  • Proactivity, self-motivation, and drive
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills, including an ability to overcome obstacles to cooperation, forge consensus and drive action
  • A proven ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholder groups at all levels
  • A collaborative approach
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently and take on challenges willingly
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

Desirable

  • Experience working in a global function that supports INGO Members / National Offices

We can offer circa £60,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

Where we Work - Where We Work | Save the Children International

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.

DEADLINE 14 January 2022

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