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  • Posted: Apr 4, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 24, 2024
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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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    PMO Manager (Next Generation Transformation)


    Passionate about making a real difference by working for one of the worlds leading organisation's for children?

    Consider yourself a skilled project, programme and portfolio specialist?

    This could be the role for you!

    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 ambitious goals for children.

    This next period of change will be managed via the Next Generation Transformation Portfolio. The Portfolio is focused on ensuring the three key enablers of digital, data and localisation will grow the effectiveness of engagement with supporters, delivery of programmes for children and driving efficiencies in our operations.

    The PMO Manager (Next Generation Transformation or ‘Next Gen’) is a key member of the Portfolio Management Office (PMO) team. This team is responsible for defining and maintaining the standards for portfolio management within the organisation, across 60 Country and Regional offices and 30 Member organisations.

    The PMO Manager (Next Gen) will be the PMO business partner for the projects that comprise Next Gen and is broadly responsible for:

    • Building and managing excellent stakeholder relationships
    • Monitoring and quality assuring projects, ensuring projects work within agreed PMO controls
    • Providing support and challenge to IT and business change projects across a wide and varied portfolio
    • Portfolio Management and oversight alongside the Head of Next Gen Portfolio Management.



    • Knowledge of project, programme, and portfolio management practices, standards, and methodologies (inc. Waterfall)
    • Experienced and qualified in Agile methodology and its application
    • Experience of industry project management standards and holding project management teams accountable to those standards
    • Demonstrable coaching skills to help build the capabilities of others in the area of Project and Change Management
    • Experience in managing a complex portfolio of transformation initiatives or programme or experience of leading a global transformation initiative as a Project Lead or equivalent
    • Experience of working on IT and business focused projects
    • Demonstrable experience of acting as a ‘business partner’ to functional areas e.g. Supply Chain, Finance etc
    • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with high levels of change and quick turnaround times, whilst delivering to the highest standards
    • Ability to resolve complex project issues, with a balance of pragmatism and rigour
    • Experience setting up and working within project governance structures
    • Experience delivering interventions to support the resolution of issues
    • Experience engaging with complex stakeholder groups and leading engagements with key governance bodies
    • Confident user of standard Microsoft applications, including MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Teams
    • Commitment to Save the Children values. 


    • PMO experience in a senior analyst/manager role
    • Experience of working globally
    • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
    • A second language. Preferably French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic.

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

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