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The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the CHET Project Manager in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

In the immediate aftermath of a disaster or conflict, and throughout the transition from emergency response to recovery and sustainable development, Save the Children’s presence in 120 countries facilitates the rapid delivery of evidence-based and innovative interventions that address the major life-saving and protection needs of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Save the Children’s Centre Humanitarian Technical Team (CHTT) provides technical quality support and strategic direction to programs in humanitarian settings and conducts research, capacity strengthening, and global representation to improve future responses.

This CHET Project Manager will oversee the implementation of efficient and effective systems across the... Centre Humanitarian Education Team (CHET), with a focus on supporting rollout and scale up of our Day 1 approach to support integrated rapid response in the first phase of acute emergencies, including a focus on holistic learning and wellbeing outcomes and play. This role is an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager with excellent organisational skills, award management expertise and experience of monitoring & evaluation and an interest in Humanitarian Education to join the SCI Centre Humanitarian Education Team (CHET). Responsibilities will include direct support to Country and Regional Offices rolling out the EiE Day 1 package, including project implementation planning, grant management, financial tracking, coordination of human resources, contractual services, and internal and donor reporting. The post holder will be line managed by the Head of Humanitarian Education and will work with all team members to support the organisation and tracking Day 1 roll out, rapid response scale-up, and other key global EiE initiatives.

Specifically, the post holder will be accountable for (1) project management of EiE Day 1 and other priority global humanitarian education awards and internal collaborative projects; (2) coordination of CHET budgets, cost recovery and action points; (3) tracking of progress against the Save the Children Humanitarian Plan including funding and reach analysis, monitoring of global humanitarian education indicators and support to strengthen reporting systems; (4) supporting knowledge management and learning across the wider Humanitarian Education Team.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly. The role holder will not be expected to deploy to rapid onset humanitarian crisis, but travel might be expected in the course of the responsibilities.

The position will be part of the Centre Humanitarian Technical Team (CHTT) of the Centre Humanitarian Team, but the scope of this role may evolve to work with additional sector teams in the future.


• Significant years of experience in a project management/project officer, or similar role
• Experience of working with humanitarian organisations, preferably in project management and / or humanitarian education
• Experience of monitoring & evaluation in humanitarian contexts
• Experience of award/grant management
• Strong and proven coordination and project management skills
• Knowledge of and interest in education in emergencies
• Highly organised with strong coordination skills
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Collaboration skills; ability to balance relationships and share information
• Analytical skills to identify key points from complex material
• Professional proficiency in spoken and written English

• Additional languages, particularly Spanish and/or Arabic
• Strong written communication skills and ability to convey complex concepts to non-technical staff
• Familiarity with Education in humanitarian contexts a plus

We can offer circa £45,000 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 available for download 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
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso


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