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Award Manager (Save the Children)

Job Summary

This role will work collaboratively with Save the Children Awards team, partners and other departments of the MEC programme to ensure smooth management of the MEC awards portfolio and associated sub awards. The post holder will work with others to ensure that the MEC programme adheres to all its award management obligations internally.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements


 A degree in International Development, Business Administration or Finance

 Proven track record of in-country award portfolio management and experience of grant/contract management & sub agreements with knowledge of major funders’ guidelines (e.g. USAID, FCDO, EU, DFAT, UNOPS etc.) 

 Experience of communicating with impact in a complex stakeholder environment

 Excellent interpersonal and English communication skills including influencing and negotiation

 Strong financial skills and experience in budget development

 Good attention to detail and analytical skills

 Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive 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 and work under pressure

 Computer literate (i.e. Word, advanced Excel, Outlook, financial systems).

 Willingness to travel to regional/field offices and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements

 Highly developed cultural awareness and ability

 Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

 Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy 

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