Save The Children International – Awards Manager (Global Technical Expertise Architecture).

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The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Awards Manager – Global Technical Expertise Architecturein London or any existing Save the Children International office location. 


SCI is currently facing a number of external pressures that require us to look at our structure and ways of working and determine the changes we need to make in order to remain relevant as we move into 2021 and beyond. As part of this, The Technical Expertise (TE) Transformation Project aims to ensure we have the right technical expertise in the right places around the world. We believe that Technical Experts are critical for achieving our breakthroughs for children. We currently have Technical Experts sitting in member organizations around the world and we are looking at how we can organize this expertise in the most effective way.

The Awards Manager role sits within the Global Architecture Workstream, which is looking at the organisational architecture for Save the Children’s global TE’s in both a humanitarian and development context. In 2022, the Global Architecture Workstream will progress six sub-workstreams. These include implementing One Humanitarian Technical Team (OHT) and building cross-functional strategic goal teams.

The TE Transformation Award Manager reports into the Award Management function in SCI Centre, but will work day to day as part of the Global Architecture Workstream of the TE Transformation Project to provide Award Management expertise to the Workstream

The main role of the TE Transformation Awards Manager is to bring Awards expertise to the Global TE Architecture Workstream of the TE Transformation Project. The Awards Manager would be responsible for assessing all Awards/donor compliance impacts, developing a clear risk management plan for any Awards Management risks and for defining new Awards processes/responsibilities, in collaboration with member Awards teams. 

This role would collaborate with the TE Transformation Finance Business Partner to ensure any Finance requirements gathering, analysis and design for the Global Architecture Workstream meet donor requirements and Awards principles.



  • Experience in an award management role within an NGO, working with diverse groups in multiple locations
  • Proven influencing skills, with the ability to communicate compliance requirements to stakeholders in the most appropriate way
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills, with the ability to use Awards Management expertise to find solutions to organisational challenges 
  • A track record of delivering results in a complex organisation, with a proven ability to forge consensus and drive action
  • Ability to understand grant budgets and analyse financial reports
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills with the ability to draw out complex data from various different sources
  • Experience of being involved in the implementation of new/changed business procedures
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to build credibility and internal networks quickly and gain change acceptance across various offices
  • High degree of cultural sensitivity and an appreciation of the varying levels of readiness and engagement across the organisation


  • Understanding of Save the Children Award Management principles
  • Experience work in Awards Management in support of Technical Experts

We can offer circa £39,000 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 London or 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.

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.

How To Apply

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 www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply


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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