Project Management Capability Lead

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Save the Children

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Project Management Capability Lead, based remotely or any existing Save the Children International office location.


The Project Management Function is a new capability sits within International Programs and it aims at supporting the organization’s efforts in improving program quality to better deliver for children and families we serve. The Project Management Capability Lead will play a central role in achieving this goal. The role holder will spend significant time advancing the skillset of staff to deliver one of the key initiatives of Save the Children: a global standardised project management methodology and an IT system to record and analyse programmatic information and provide functionality to better manage projects (PPM PRIME).

With PPM PRIME, the PM Capability Lead will lead one area of the deliverables: to improve how we recruit, onboard, support, and develop our Project Managers to enable them to reach their potential in the projects they manage & deliver. Through building the capability of the project managers, projects will be managed with greater efficiency, leading to the delivery of quality programs/projects and ultimately improved results for children.

As the deployment of full integrated CAPP (Coding, Agresso, PMM and PRIME) project till end of 2024, the Project Management BAU will ensure support provided to Country and Member offices that are live with PMM and PRIME through and deliver on its different areas of accountability. The role holder will work closely with the CAPP training lead to identify areas of improvements to training materials, plans and approaches in support to the overall deployment of PRIME.


Essential :

  • Significant experience in delivering or supporting the learning & development / capacity building of Project Managers
  • Significant experience in the design and delivery of a range of learning interventions, including face to face and technology enabled learning
  • Excellent skills in developing manuals, guidance and tools that are accessible and user-friendly.
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills gained through managing complex cross-organisational projects and training events
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels and across cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships at a distance, with culturally diverse stakeholders and colleagues around the world
  • Excellent problem solving skills, and ability to identify and implement solutions.
  • An energetic, flexible, proactive and positive approach with the ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team setting and across teams


  • Experience of working in humanitarian or development contexts, undertaking management training and capacity building with staff
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to explain complex issues to both staff and peers.
  • Solid skills in Microsoft applications. Experience managing content on intranet type systems a plus.
  • Experienced in designing e-learning modules using specialist software
  • Some experience or demonstrated interest in innovative platforms and mechanisms in Learning & Development.
  • Some experience or demonstrated interest in experimenting and learning with new technologies and adult education, skills and competency development within global organisations.

We can offer circa £52,300 per annum (If based in London, 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 will be homebased within the UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred country location.

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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

Application Information:

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

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.