Global Humanitarian Awards Manager

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Global Humanitarian Awards ManagerinCentre -London, UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide with the potential for travel up to 20% (budget and context permitting)


The role holder will belong to the Award Management and Donor Compliance team within the SCI Led Funding sub-team that provides award management support on Centre managed awards. This role will work in close collaboration with the Humanitarian team, the Programme Funding and Institutional Partnerships team, and Finance, within Save the Children International (SCI) Centre, providing award management advisory support on good humanitarian award management, working with Centre humanitarian teams to identify award management approaches for any new funds to be secured via the Centre (in particular with the transition of OHT) and working with the team to ensure awards management level of effort required is clear to provide good business partnering support. This is a key role supporting the Head of Awards, SCI Led Funding on the operational management, continuous improvement and standards setting required within humanitarian awards as part of the Centre operating model accountabilities.

They will also provide support to the SCI team, SCI regional offices and Save the Children member offices in processing, managing, monitoring, and reporting on emergency funding, ensuring compliance and accountability.

This position may occasionally require travel to Save the Children International country or regional offices to support emergency response operations. This role may also be required to work flexibly/non-standard hours in cases of rapid onset or other large scale emergencies.



  • Experience with award portfolio management and knowledge of major compliance requirements
  • Experience communicating with impact in a complex stakeholder environment
  • Problem solving skills to identify and lead the resolution of issues including sustainable, continuous improvement
  • Ability to understand grant budgets and analyse financial reports
  • Proven influencing skills with the ability to communicate compliance requirements to stakeholders in the most appropriate way
  • Computer literate, with excellent Microsoft Excel skills with the ability to draw out complex data from various sources
  • Strong team skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels both within and outside the team
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
  • Patient, flexible, able to improvise and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent planning, management, and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilities
  • Basic understanding of operational programming, including the realities of the context
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing or working with multicultural teams
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of the grant (award) management cycle
  • Demonstrable commitment to equal opportunities and an awareness of what constitutes good practice
  • Demonstrable interest in humanitarian response work
  • Ability to travel, possibly at short notice, up to 20% of the time to Save the Children International regional and country offices, potentially to remote and insecure locations.


  • Experience of staff supervision (work plan/task management) to ensure the team delivers on what is expected (either as a direct line manager or managing a project/workload/deliverables requiring others’ delivery)
  • Experience in financial accounting
  • Experience of working in a complex international organisation
  • Experience working for Save the Children
  • Experience working in emergency responses, and strong understanding of humanitarian response activities and emergency management cycles
  • Language skills, alongside English, particular in Spanish, French, or Arabic

We can offer circa £40,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible 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 International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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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. 

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.

Job Description

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Job description

17 May 2023

7 Jun 2023 - 17:59 CST


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