The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the**- Head of Planning and Performance Managementat any existing Save the Children office location.**

Role Purpose:

In 2016, Save the Children agreed a 15-year global ambition toward three breakthroughs by 2030: No child dies of preventable causes before their fifth birthday (Survive); all children learn from a quality basic education (Learn); and, violence against children is no longer tolerated (Be Protected). These breakthroughs contribute to the global Sustainable Development Goals. Save the Children have three year strategies towards this shared ambition, delivered to a common strategy cycle. For the strategy period 2022-24, Save the Children will have one global strategy that represents all SCA and SCI entities.

The purpose of this newly created role is to establish and run a planning and performance management function to support strategy execution across the Save the Children movement, and SCI department planning and monitoring.


Reports to: Chief Financial Officer, with dotted line to Chief Impact Officer

Staff reporting to this post: Planning and Performance Management Analyst (1 FTE)

Key internal relationships: SCA/SCI SLT, Chief of Staff, Centre Departments, in particular Finance, Program Quality and Impact, Resource Mobilisation Communications and Engagement, Transformation Delivery, Member and Organisation Development, other planning functions/teams/roles in the movement.

Budget Responsibilities: n/a

In order to be successful you will bring/have:



  • Strong project planning and estimating skills
  • Experience with portfolio management, preferably in an enterprise project management office
  • Business case development experience - able to be a subject matter expert for others
  • Experience in working with and preparing reports for C-level stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and visual presentation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Commitment to Save the Children's values


  • Experience working in a development or humanitarian organization
  • Working knowledge of Spanish, French or Arabic
  • Experience with PowerBI or tools such as PlanView

We can offer circa ยฃ 62,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible of working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in any existing Save the Children office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

Where we Work - Where We Work | Save the Children International

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

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

This vacancy is archived.

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