Save The Children

Director of Technology for Development

Save The Children

Job Description

The Role: Director of Technology for Development


The role of the Director of T4D will be broken into 4 key components. Initially our focus will be on the development of the T4D Strategy with a key component being understanding what T4D initiatives are already in progress and how we can support alignment across the movement as well as gathering learnings that can be taken forwards to serve the global agenda. In addition during this phase we will need to define our vision and principles, understand how our current state aligns to these required vision and principles and develop the wider T4D strategy and priorities.

The second key component is looking at capacity and capability needs and definition of how this can be translated into a Capacity Building approach to support our wider strategy.

The third and fourth components need to consider our short and longer term opportunities. We want to ensure we focus our funding and capacity on long term initiatives that enable our strategy whilst also ensuring we don't get left behind and have the opportunity to drive short term opportunities that have the potential to translate into wider initiatives following piloting at a smaller scale.

The Director of T4D role will also be accountable for defining and implementing the required governance in partnership with the Executive Lead and Programme sponsor. The Director of T4D will oversee the initial team and will work with this team and the governance to define the wider resource requirements and ensure these resources are recruited, onboarded and supported.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


* Experience leading the development of a Digital Strategy for a Global Organisation ideally moving from an immature current state * Experience leading global teams to implement a transformation agenda focused on or including the implementation of a new Digital Strategy * Demonstrable experience and in-depth knowledge of programme and project practices and standards * A proven ability to deliver programmes 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 * A proven ability to apply excellent analytical and Problem Solving skills, and to work collaboratively to deliver of effective solutions to project related issues. This will include taking on hands on Analysis activities to support the wider team as required * Experience leading Business Development including defining business need and objectives, determining options and effort required and translating this into a proposal to be submitted for consideration with the relevant governance bodies * 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 * Team leadership capabilities to support and guide team members and ensure they are clear on their responsibilities and are held to account for their delivery * Strong business requirements collection, and process/workflow analysis skills * Excellent communication skills (written & oral English), including the ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organisation * Able to demonstrate instances of initiative that have delivered organisational benefits * Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally Desirable:

* Non-profit sector knowledge/experience * Proficiency in a second core language of Save the Children (French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic * Experience working on Organisational Design Initiatives including setup of a new function in a global organisation We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

We are looking for candidates that are based in countries where Save the Children operates.

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 current remuneration and 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.
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