Senior Project Manager (Digital Data Collection)

The Opportunity 

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Senior Project Manager (Digital Data Collection) in Centre -London, UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide. 


Save the Children is evolving its organisational structure in order to stay true to its mission, vision and values, whilst being able to withstand external pressures – be those geo-political demands; increasing stakeholder expectations; challenging funding environments; or declining trust in large INGOs. This is driven through our ambitious transformation agenda.

Our focus is on championing the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first and to do this we need to ensure we effectively connect with the children and families we support as well as the communities and partners we work.

The Senior Project Manager (Digital Data Collection) sits within the Digital Programming team at Save the Children International, which is responsible for leading the digital transformation of our work with children. This forms a central pillar of our strategy to deliver a greater impact to far more children in the 120 countries in which we work. The Digital Programming team is putting in place the processes, platforms, tools and resources that enable Save the Children staff to design, deliver and scale safe, high quality digital programmes.

Data collection is a critical activity which occurs with high frequency across Save the Children countries. Our 2022-24 strategy references the paramount important having the “right data in the right place”. Our ambition is to transform how data collection is carried out across the organisation through the global roll-out of standard digital tools and platforms which will mitigate data protection risks, generate significant efficiency gains, and - crucially - greatly enhance our ability to generate insights, assess our effectiveness and hold ourselves to account for the impact we deliver. 

The role of the Senior Project Manager (Digital Data Collection) will be to deliver on our priorities for this initiative. This will include setting up the governance, ensuring the required team / reference groups are in place, establishing a robust plan, working with the BA to complete the current and future state analysis, determining options to move forwards, identifying and proposing mitigations for project risks and issues, defining the costs and benefits and coordinating the required governance to move each stage of the project through the approvals process. The Senior Project Manager will also need to effectively coach and guide project team members, ensuring they are held accountable for delivery. 

The role holder will be responsible for establishing project management practices utilising SCA’s Project Lifecycle, managing relationships with key stakeholders and driving continuous improvements. Prior experience in delivery of global transformation initiatives is therefore essential for candidates applying for this role, in either the INGO sector or the private sector. 



  • An extensive track record of successfully managing large and complex projects and programmes that include systems, processes and operating model changes 
  • Extensive experience leading projects focused on the transformation journey in the Digital space, demonstrating experience implementing short term quick wins as well as longer term high value implementation 
  • Demonstrable experience and in-depth knowledge of programme and project practices and standards
  • Experience leading an innovative project, where there is a requirement to develop an outcome that has not previously been delivered in the same way more broadly in the market 
  • A proven ability to deliver projects on time / on budget, using project management processes and tools including risk management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance 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 
  • 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 
  • Strong team leadership abilities with the ability to motivate and mobilise individuals outside their reporting line 
  • 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 


  • Proficiency in a second core language of Save the Children (French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic 
  • Experience of implementing data collection and case management tools, ideally in a development or humanitarian context Non-profit sector knowledge/experience 

We can offer circa £60,000 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. 

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.

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. 

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19 May 2023

4 Jun 2023 - 17:59 CST


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