Programme Funding Specialist at Save the Children March, 2023

This role is an exciting opportunity to join the PFIP team to lead and collaborate on key projects supporting our Market and Governance Development workstreams. The role will work closely with the Global Head of Institutional Partnership Development & Growth and Global Lead for Institutional Funding Governance & Risk Assurance to deliver strategic inputs to support delivery of the Global Funding Framework. These may include but will not be limited to leading a review of cross organisational donor due diligence practices, overseeing the annual account allocation refresh, managing PFIP inputs to the Quality Framework and ‘Good to Great Partnership Guide’ and related content on OneNet page’, and coordination of reporting on our Big Bets and Income engines, as well as other projects to enhance accountabilities and performance and maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the PFIP team.

This work will include close collaboration with the other parts of the PFIP team (Market Development, Insight Development; Portfolio Development; People Development; Governance and Strategy Development) and with other teams at SCI Centre. It will rely on strong and productive relationships with key stakeholders across the movement, including cross-functional teams within SCI, Regional Resource Mobilisation teams and institutional funding teams across the members.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.



  • Knowledge of general and donor-specific good practices in institutional partnership management (both internal and external)
  • Excellent project management skills, including stakeholder engagement and cross-functional project delivery
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow tasks and ideas through to completion
  • Experience and knowledge of award or institutional partnership management, or comparative experience.
  • Experience of coordinating and developing content and undertaking knowledge management in a complex organisation
  • Understanding of capacity building approaches; experience and knowledge of developing specific tools and guidance would be an advantage.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in complex stakeholder management and collaborating with others across a matrixed environment, including ability to influence and gain agreement for ideas and proposals from a variety of stakeholders
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • A high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to respond to changing needs


  • Experience of working with Save the Children in an award management or institutional partnership management-related role.

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