Farringdon, Greater London
£38,500 - £45,000
Contract, Full-time
Job description

As a Senior Event Manager, you will develop and deliver high profile events to support Partnerships & Philanthropy's annual income, engagement and investment goals.

This is a fixed term position for 10 months, with the main responsibility to plan and deliver a global high-level conference on Malnutrition to help galvanise increased funding and impact for the children most affected by malnutrition across Africa in September 2020.  

As a leading advocate for children and nutrition, Save the Children aims to bring together philanthropists from Africa and beyond, international agencies, governments and experts to contribute to addressing the issue of tackling malnutrition through a one-day conference and engagement event.

This fixed term position will require you to work closely with a core internal project team to deliver the goals and KPI's of the conference. As the lead project manager, you will work closely with our Country office teams on logistics and, Policy and Advocacy specialists on creating the agenda and compelling content for the day-long conference. As well as working closely with the multi-disciplinary project groups, and members of the Senior Leadership Team within Partnerships & Philanthropy driving this initiative, you will also have direct contact with donors, partners, and senior stakeholders including the Executive Leadership Team at save the Children.

You will be required to work proactively and collaboratively, demonstrating a high degree of initiative and project leadership. In addition, you will build strong relationships, communication channels and ways of working with the both the main project and high-level steering groups. The role may require you to work outside of office hours on occasions and you must be able to travel to Africa in September.

To be successful you will be proactive, and solutions focused with excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships, negotiate and influence senior individuals. You will have significant event management experience with exceptional project management skills. In addition, you will have:

  • Experience of managing a diverse workload, with multiple deadlines, deliverables and stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present concepts and proposals in a clear, effective way

 At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 23rd February 2020

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Posted on: 23 January 2020
Closed date: 22 February 2020
Tags: Fundraising, Management