Project Manager – Global Malnutrition Initiative At Save the Children

Fixed term contract for 18 months

Do you have experience in translating strategy into clear deliverables and practical action? Do you have strong leadership skills and a proven track record of influencing stakeholders and managing a multi-disciplinary team? Do you have a keen interest in agile ways of working and finding creative solutions to problems? Are you passionate about tackling malnutrition – one of the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time?

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

We are looking for a Project Manager to lead our Global Malnutrition Initiative (GMI). The GMI is one of our organisational priorities under Save the Children’s ‘Survive’ breakthrough. As Project Manager you will have leadership responsibility for the management and coordination of the GMI, which is delivered by a cross-divisional, multi-disciplinary team (MDT). You will provide strategic and operational leadership to support the team to deliver on its objectives and its overall ambition to galvanise increased action to treat and prevent wasting (also known as acute malnutrition) in fragile and conflict-affected settings. You will build and sustain strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders across the Save the Children movement and beyond, including with the GMI Appeals Board and Country Offices. As Project Manager you will also ensure the timely submission of all deliverables, including flexible work plans, donor reports and budgets as required.

The GMI aims to transform the way we treat wasting in fragile and conflict-affected states. It seeks to achieve this through three key approaches:

  1. Research: Develop, pilot and roll out effective, cost-effective approaches to help community health workers and volunteers in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen diagnose, treat and prevent wasting.
  2. Financing: Push for more long-term donor funding to address wasting.
  3. Advocacy: Advocate for global progress in tackling wasting – through changes in nutrition policy, practice and funding.

Closing date: Sunday 18th July

For more information and to apply please visit our website.

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