Senior Project Manager

Save the Children, London, United Kingdom

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th February, 2018

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to join us in our London office. Initially you will project manage a global initiative to put in place Common Approaches across the full spectrum of our humanitarian and international development programmes.

We deliver high quality programmes across our organisation, and in many cases, we know what works best to solve some of the biggest problems children face today. By establishing and embedding organisation-wide Common Approaches to solve these problems, we can replicate our best work and our best thinking in regards to the project design and delivery to ensure that we consistently deliver the highest quality interventions for the most marginalised and deprived children globally.

As the Senior Project Manager you will provide professional project and change management capability to ensure that this project is well planned and sufficiently resourced, and driven to a successful conclusion.

In order to be successful in this role you will bring:

  • An extensive track record of successfully managing large and complex projects and programmes
  • Demonstrable experience and in-depth knowledge of programme and project practices and standards
  • Prior experience of reporting on complex projects within a Portfolio Office/PMO structure
  • A proven ability to deliver projects on time / on budget, using project management processes and tools including risk management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance
  • Proven experience of using and leading change management activities including change impact assessment, stakeholder management, managing resistance, building change capacity, designing and defining roles and responsibilities.
  • A proven ability to apply excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and to work collaboratively to deliver of effective solutions to project related issues
  • Highly developed organisational awareness and ability to understand any sensitivities within a complex multi-stakeholder structure; and think creatively and strategically to overcome obstacles to cooperation and progress
  • Strong business requirements collection, and process/workflow analysis skills
  • Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally

This role offers a competitive package in the context of the sector, a company pension scheme, life assurance, and 30 days annual leave.

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


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