Technical Excellence Manager (Maternity Cover)

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Technical Excellence Manager (Maternity Cover) at London or any existing Save the Children International office location.


The Technical Excellence team consists of one Senior Manager and two Managers focused on supporting country and regional offices and global thematic teams to identify, grow and engage country technical experts to apply our best, evidence-based work for children, especially Common Approaches.

The purpose of the Technical Excellence Manager role is:

  1. To lead on the pedagogical approach for the development and operation of Learning Programs for technical/thematic experts especially from country offices. The Learning Program courses currently being delivered include “Bronze” courses, which are 1-2 hour e-learning courses, and “Silver” courses that are 3 – 6 months long courses, primarily using remote learning, to build and strengthen the capability of technical experts to design, contextualize and support the delivery of 18 different evidence-based ‘Common Approaches’ to solving particular problems for children.
  1. To work with the Technical Expertise Transformation Project team and provide support in refreshing the Terms of Reference for Save the Children’s global technical Leadership structure (Technical Leadership Groups & Technical Working Groups).
  1. Support Save the Children's Global Expertise and Humanitarian Surge Platform (GEHSP), to fulfil its mandate in providing country programmes with the technical expertise they need, when they need it; to meet the needs of our domestic and international programmes


  • Significant job related experience in adult learning, including relevant experience in development and/or humanitarian contexts
  • Understanding and ability to apply learning and capacity development strategies
  • Experience working in at least one of the five global thematic areas (health & nutrition, education, child protection, child poverty and child rights governance) preferred
  • Exceptional project management skills with the ability to manage multiple streams of work simultaneously
  • Experience with web-based platforms and using information systems
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of SharePoint 2010 or 2013
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the development and management of data bases and/or document catalogues
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Articulate 360 or similar platform to deliver learning
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with the state of the art in communication technology, including the application of Workplace to accommodate business related needs
  • Ability to work and communicate across cultures, as part of a geographically dispersed team and across organizations and stakeholders
  • Ability to work with, and communicate with, program oriented IT professionals across the movement
  • The ability to work in a second language would be a strong advantage, in particular, Arabic, French or Spanish.
  • Adaptable working style and effective when working in situations that may appear ambiguous.
  • Self- motivated and able to work with high degree of autonomy and without close supervision.

We can offer circa £48,000 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 Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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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 copy of the full role profile can be found at

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: 30 Jun 2022

Closing date: 15 Aug 2022 - 04:59 +06

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Information Technology

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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