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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)

    ROLE PURPOSE:

    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.

    EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

    Essential:

    • 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. 

    Desirable:

    • 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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    Medical Safety Manager

    Role Purpose:

    Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children, celebrating its 100 years in 2019 as a US$2bn dollar organisation with 25,000 staff in 117 countries – health and nutrition programs being the largest component of its global activity.

    One of our 2030 Ambitions is to inspire a breakthrough for child survival – that no child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday. This role will play an instrumental role in contributing to achieving this breakthrough by contributing to strengthen Save the Children’s medical services globally. 

    As a core member of the Global Medical Team, the Medical Safety Manager will;

    • lead the organisation-wide efforts to promote a culture of medical safety and quality improvement across international programs,
    • lead the development, maintenance, management and effective implementation of the Medical Incident Reporting (MIR) system,
    • and lead on robust research and generate learning to enable safe and quality medical services globally.

    EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

    Essential:

    • Demonstrated knowledge of medical safety practices, healthcare regulations, and reporting requirements.
    • Experience in managing incident reporting systems and conducting root cause analyses.
    • Excellent organisational and analytical skills, including time management, problem solving, ability to meet deadlines.
    • Sound judgement with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders and tasks in a pressured environment.
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and ability to present complex issues in a clear succinct manner.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Cultural awareness and ability to work effectively and collaboratively across diverse teams, functions, offices and organizations.
    • Proven ability to work with a high degree of flexibility and autonomy, tackling new areas with confidence.
    • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children.
    • High level of computer literacy, including internet and other web-based sources and Microsoft Office.
    • Competent in the use of MS Office suite, incl Excel to analyse data.
    • Right to work in the UK (or country of residence).

    Desirable:

    • Public Health, Global Health and/or Medical background (Nursing degree preferable)
    • Experience working in the INGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes and/or in emergency response/humanitarian settings.
    • Working proficiency in a second language, preferably French, Spanish or Arabic

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