IT Senior Project Manager

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team with a 12 months fixed-term contract as the IT Senior Project Manager in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide. 

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; or declining trust in large INGOs. This is driven through our ambitious transformation agenda. 

Our focus is on championing the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first and to do this we need to ensure we effectively connect with the children and families we support as well as the communities and partners we work. 

Over the past 6 years, Save the Children has undertaken significant transformation to ensure alignment in our delivery and efficiency in our processes which was critical following Save the Children International being established. As we move towards finalising delivery of this critical set of initiatives, we now need to look to the future and focus on how we continue to ensure focus on our Ambition 2030 and in particular unlock the potential of the enablers digital, data and localisation for children. This next period of change will be managed via the Next Generation Transformation Programme delivered by our Transformation Delivery Department . The Programme is focused on ensuring three key enablers digital, data and localisation will grow the effectiveness of engagement with supporters, delivery of programmes for children and driving efficiencies in our operations

The Senior Project Manager role will sit in one of our Next Generation Transformation projects or initiatives. The role holder will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the required project and portfolio management reporting including risk and issues logs, dependencies, status updates etc. In addition, they will manage the Project Management deliverables as part of the defined Save the Children Project Lifecycle examples including the Project and Assurance Plan. A core part of the team’s delivery will be through agile product management, and the role holder will act as Scrum Master and facilitate agile ceremonies for our product development workstream. The role will also be required to work closely with the Business Analyst, Member Project Teams, Change teams and External Vendors. The Senior Project Manager will work with the relevant Global Change Manager to manage the relationship with our Member and Country Offices as well as work with an international team of IT staff and subject matter experts to drive our delivery and deployment forward.

The Senior Project Manager will be part of thriving project and change management community within our Transformation Delivery department. This department is responsible for managing the change management activities and deployment of projects into 60 Country and Regional offices and 29 Member organisations.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential:

  • Previous experience of delivering projects focused on the transformation journey on one of the key enablers mentioned; digital, data or localisation or alternatively of driving wider efficiencies in an operational or wider IT space
  • Extensive track record of successfully managing projects and programmes with multi-location roll outs and accountability for both technology configuration and deployment, integration, business process, change and infrastructure activities
  • Experience in establishing and embedding Agile ways of working to deliver successful projects
  • Demonstrable experience and in-depth knowledge of programme and projects practices and standards (SCRUM, and others like Prince2, etc.)
  • Proficient demonstrable skills in managing and reporting on a project in compliance with a project delivery methodology in conjunction with a PMO function
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on time / on budget, using project management processes and tools including risk management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance 
  • Strong understanding of scope and change management
  • Comprehensive management and influencing skills with experience of working with senior level executives
  • Ability to resolve issues swiftly and decisively whilst safeguarding standards and procedures
  • Strong team leadership with the ability to motivate and mobilise individuals outside their reporting line
  • Strong business requirements collection, and process/workflow analysis skills including understanding of traceability
  • Excellent communication skills (written & oral English), including the ability to communicate and present to all levels of the organisation
  • Able to demonstrate instances of initiatives that have delivered organisational benefits
  • Cultural awareness required for international delivery
  • Experience in managing offshore project team members
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and the ability to question thought partners across functional areas
  • Ability to effectively prioritise work and agree and communicate priorities within the team
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic and able to take the initiative and ownership to deliver value to the business

Desirable:

  • Scrum master experience
  • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
  • Proficiency in a second core language of Save the Children (French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic

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

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) or 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 for the duration of the contract.

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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 full copy of the 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.

Job Description

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20 Feb 2024

3 Mar 2024 - 23:59 GMT

Worldwide

Information Technology

Permanent

Full-time

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