Project Lead - Pneumonia Centenary Commitment

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a Project Lead - Pneumonia Centenary Commitment to join us in our London office. This is a great opportunity to join a leading, and dynamic, INGO with significant ambitions for children - including ensuring sustainable change in relation to pneumonia deaths.

A leadership group has been established that represents multiple members, a breadth of business teams (fundraising, partnership, technical leadership, communications and campaigning), as well as the Beacon Save the Children Countries (which aim to demonstrate how to generate sustainable change in relation to pneumonia deaths) in order to progress our commitments to:

  • Ensuring that children have improved and equitable access to quality health services that will prevent, diagnose, and treat pneumonia.
  • Supporting widespread vaccination campaigns in high-burden countries.
  • Tackling the underlying causes of pneumonia, such as undernutrition - which is associated with half of all child deaths from pneumonia - and unsafe water.

In this role you will:

  • Provide a key leadership role in steering the Pneumonia Centenary Commitment (PCC), and generate ownership and action across the Save the Children movement.
  • Lead the development, drive the progress, and hold the organisation to account, to the global strategic directions and the global plan for the implementation of the PCC.
  • Hold the position of chair-person for the Pneumonia Leadership Group, and coordinate the activities of the global workstream leads.

In order to be successful you will bring/be:

  • Familiarity with the sector and a background in public health
  • Significant project management and coordination experience, along with proven mediation and facilitation skills
  • A solid understanding of all contexts programming, advocacy and the links between them.
  • Demonstrable understanding or experience of enabling knowledge management and creating learning platforms to advance objectives
  • A proven capacity to build and maintain excellent relations and to work effectively in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity
  • A demonstrable ability to think critically, objectively, analytically and strategically, solve problems quickly and show initiative
  • Strong personal organisational and self-management skills with an ability to work in teams and motivate others
  • A self-starter using initiative to see opportunities to achieve objectives in this role

This role offers a competitive package in the context of the sector.

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Job description:

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Location: London, United Kingdom

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Saturday 24 March 2018

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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