Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which fights for children every day? Then join us as Account Manager and contribute to, support and leverage our global partnership with the UK Government.
In our Global Programmes department, we fight for children every single day. We deliver humanitarian and development programmes. We build partnerships with institutional donors, including governments, multi-laterals and trusts. We drive lasting change. We go the extra mile - and we don't rest until the work is done.
One of our key Institutional Partners is the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) which was recently formed from the merger of Department of International Development (DFID) and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). As Account Manager you will play a key role in the Institutional Partnerships team, particularly focusing on the UK Government and FCDO - with a support role to other institutional partners as required. You will also contribute to the development of the wider partnership strategic agenda and lead on cross team projects. In addition you will:
• Influence a complex network of internal and external stakeholders to optimize our engagement with the UK Government, particularly the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) - both on shared strategic interests and in pursuit of specific partnership opportunities
• Secure the support and buy-in of key stakeholders from across the organisation to contribute to our engagement
• Explore new avenues of collaboration and new funding modalities to maximise income and return on investment
• Support the wider account team on the development and delivery of donor specific capacity building plans
• Work closely with the Donor Compliance team to identify risks, mitigating measures and setting adequate monitoring mechanisms to support wider award management processes.
To be successful you will have excellent experience of working directly with a wide range of institutional donor partners (experience of working with Department for International Development (DFID) or the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is highly desirable) with a degree in social science/international development or with equivalent relevant experience. Proactive and self-driven, you will be able to navigate the complexities of the donor governance and support problem solving with SC colleagues at different levels. In addition you will have:
• Strategic skills in partnership management and market assessment in relation to overall positioning with partners
• Experience, interest and knowledge of current thinking and future trends and thorough understanding of international development issues
• A strong understanding of project design, quality programming and effective delivery
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including senior level briefings and presentations, both for internal and external audiences.
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.
Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.
To apply please visit our website.
Closing date: 28th October 2020
Please note - whilst this role is advertised as office based, Save The Children UK will remain a remote-working organisation until at least 30 June 2021.
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.