Head of Digital Solutions

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Head of Digital Solutionsin Worldwide, any existing SCI location

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and therefore you may be invited to interview prior to the advert deadline date.

ROLE PURPOSE: 

The Head of Digital Solutions sits within the Digital Programming team at Save the Children International, which is responsible for leading the digital transformation of our work with children. This forms a central pillar of our strategy to deliver a greater impact to far more children in the 120 countries in which we work. The Digital Programming team is putting in place the processes, platforms, tools and resources that enable Save the Children staff to design, deliver and scale safe, high quality digital programmes.

The Head of Digital Solutions is responsible for identifying 3rd party solutions to specific strategic challenges and ensuring that we partner effectively to bring these to scale. An example might be introducing a clinical decision support tool for frontline healthcare workers. With responsibility for defining our roadmap and ensuring the successful introduction, adoption and usage of these solutions, this role will play a central, highly visible role in achieving our ambitious goals for 2030.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Extensive product leadership experience across the full product lifecycle
  • Experience of implementing digital solutions in a range of humanitarian and/or development settings
  • Highly developed organisational awareness and ability to understand any sensitivities within a complex multi-stakeholder structure; and think creatively and strategically to overcome obstacles to cooperation and progress
  • Strong communication skills (fluent written & oral English), including the ability to communicate with different types of audiences with different levels of understanding of the subject matter
  • A proven ability to apply excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and to work collaboratively to deliver effective solutions to project related issues. This will include taking on hands-on analysis activities to support the wider team as required
  • Good project management skills with experience of working across the project lifecycle using a structured methodology 
  • Strong team leadership abilities to motivate, support and guide team members and ensure they are clear on their responsibilities and are held to account for their delivery
  • Experience and capability in change management
  • Experience of identifying and delivering process improvements, which make a real impact - you are always looking for ways to make things more efficient and streamlined
  • Willingness and ability to travel

Desirable:

  • Proficiency in a second core language of Save the Children (French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic

We can offer circa £70,000 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 London or any existing Save the Children International office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and therefore you may be invited to interview prior to the advert deadline date.

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.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 4 Jul 2022

Closing date: 1 Sep 2022 - 04:59 +06

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Business Transformation

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

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