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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
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    The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries
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    Global Foundations Lead

    We are looking for an experienced and passionate professional to support, join up, and grow the global Save the Children community of foundations, and support the global strategy for foundations.

    • Support Save the Children’s global philanthropy and partnerships team and the Head of Impact Giving & Foundation Partnerships to develop and implement the Foundations growth strategy to increase size and ambition of our Foundations portfolio
    • Support the Head of Impact Giving & Foundation Partnerships to prioritise and identify a list of global foundation prospects
    • Nurture a community of practice with Foundation fundraising colleagues from across the movement
    • Support on identifying, developing and promoting best practice in foundations across the Save the Children movement, in order to build internal capacity and increase long-term income.
    • Support on building capacity across our global movement, including building expertise and skills in foundation prospecting, proposition development, pitching and market analysis for new and growth opportunities with foundations to drive increased value and impact at national and global levels.

    In order to be successful you will bring/have:



    • Demonstrated proficiency in successful fundraising with foundations and/or similar strategic partners and experience
    • Established relationships with decision makers at some of the largest, most influential granting organizations and collaborative networks
    • In-depth understanding of the marketplace, competitors, and trends in foundation giving
    • Demonstrated professional verbal and written communication skills in English, specifically the ability to communicate organizational value add in a clear and inspiring manner
    • Confident networking with, and influencing, senior people both internally and externally in order to achieve pre-defined outcomes
    • Ability to think creatively and to develop tailor made proposals to meet corporate and Save the Children objectives
    • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage a varied workload in a pressured and complex environment
    • A demonstrable and sophisticated understanding of the complexities of international development programming partnerships and associated challenges and solutions
    • Strategic thinker – able to influence and bring others on a journey to inspire and deliver new partnerships


    • A strong commercial understanding
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to persuade, motivate, network and negotiate effectively both internally and externally
    • Proactive about self-development, using feedback and insight to improve performance
    • Sees beyond immediate sphere of influence and is aligned to Save the Children’s overall objectives
    • Acts without guidance on a frequent basis, limited oversight required
    • A proven team player. Someone who is open and who is able and willing to deliver beyond his or her personal brief.

    Additional Information:

    • High fluency in written and spoken English is essential and second language of Member country ideally.
    • A willingness to travel up to approximately 20% of work time as and when required (COVID-19 permitting).
    • A willingness and ability to work outside of standard workhours to accommodate working across time zon

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Save the Children on to apply

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