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Global Logistics Systems Specialist

Role Purpose:

Save the Children International (SCI) is undergoing significant transformation across a number of core business procedures, systems, and structures, through the implementation of a number of High Performing Organization (HPO) Change Projects.

The primary responsibility is to ensure that the organization’s logistics systems are efficient, effective, and aligned with business needs, and that they support the organization’s strategic objectives.


  • Excellent project management and prioritisation skills; strong organizational and follow-up skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching; ability to work across different cultures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to explain complex issues to a wide range of audience.
  • Ability to manage a complex and varied workload; to work effectively under pressure; and to organise and prioritise work to ensure departmental deadlines are met.
  • An energetic, flexible and proactive approach with the ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team setting and across teams
  • Solid skills in Microsoft applications. Experience managing content on intranet type systems a plus.
  • Ability to challenge and negotiate assertively and cooperatively with senior staff
  • Demonstrable commitment to equal opportunities and awareness of what constitutes good practice

Global Pharmacy Advisor – Maternity Cover

Role Purpose:

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children, celebrating its 100 years in 2019 as a US$2bn dollar organisation with 25,000 staff in 117 countries – health and nutrition programs being the largest component of its global activity.

One of our 2030 Ambitions is to inspire a breakthrough for child survival – that no child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday. This role plays an instrumental role in achieving this breakthrough by contributing to strengthen compliance to safeguard beneficiaries against potential harm from poor sourcing and distribution practices in line with the regulations and the requirements specified for holders of the Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA-H) from the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

As a core member of the global medical team, the Global Pharmacy Advisor will lead on the pharmacy services quality workstream and will contribute to achieving the 2022-24 strategic objectives by working across the following priorities:

  • Technical inputs to develop/strengthen relevant policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Technical leadership on pharmaceutical quality management and support programs
  • Technical support to build capacity of SCI country, regional and global staff
  • Contribute to strengthen strategic relationships and partnerships
  • Contribute to strategic communications and technical publications


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  • Degree in Pharmacy (or equivalent qualification), and current registration with the relevant national professional body.
  • Extensive experience of managing pharmacy services (primary and/or secondary healthcare) and strengthening pharmaceutical systems, ideally in low resource settings.
  • Extensive multi-country experience of working in the INGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes and/or in emergency response/humanitarian settings.
  • Experience and understanding of the end-to-end pharmaceutical management cycle (sourcing, storage and transport, use, disposal).
  • Proficient in designing and conducting audits and field assessments, critically appraising and writing reports, identify gaps and implement recommendations.
  • Experience of developing policies, and preparing/reviewing technical documents.
  • Experience of pharmacovigilance, incident reporting and risk management.
  • Experience of providing remote support, capacity building and delivering trainings.
  • Cultural awareness and ability to work effectively and collaboratively across diverse teams, functions, offices and organizations.
  • Strong planning, organization, problem-solving and influencing skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills in English.
  • Right to work in the UK (or country of residence).


  • Additional specialist / public health qualification.
  • Working proficiency in a second language, preferably French, Spanish or Arabic
  • Experience in assuring Good Distribution Practice for pharmaceutical products.
  • Understanding of Regulatory Systems of the global pharmaceutical market, pharmaceutical innovation, financing and access to medicines issues.

Global Funding Framework Specialist


As part of the development of Save the Children’s 2022-24 Global Strategy, RMCE has delivered an ambitious project (the Global Funding Framework) to identify how we can resource our strategy. 2024 is a critical year that marks the close of this first iteration of the Global Funding Framework as well as a foundational year to prepare for the next iteration in 2025-2027. In 2024 RMCE will bring the organisation together to outline where we need to shift, focus and align together to resource our Global Strategy and drive the greatest possible impact for children. The Global Funding Framework in 2025-2027 aims to build and embed a sense of collective accountability and action towards shared goals, levers of change, and measures of success: a ‘whole movement effort’ leveraging our areas of strengths, value add and expertise.

The Global Funding Framework Specialist role is part of the Save the Children International (SCI) Centre office’s Programme Funding and Institutional Partnerships (PFIP) team, which works across the global Save the Children Movement to optimise and align our programme funding portfolio in support of our ambition for children and to drive improvements to our ways of working with institutional partners.

Over the past three years, the PFIP team has worked to establish quality foundations and drive continuous improvement in data and analytics to more effectively track and monitor our global funding portfolio. The role of the Global Funding Framework Specialist will be to build on these foundations and ensure that the 2025 – 2027 Global Funding Framework is driven by foresight analytics and evidence-based decision making.

The role will provide additional support to the PFIP team to ensure clear articulation of the movement’s anticipated programme funding needs, drivers and goals across the coming strategy period and how these dock into Save the Children’s global strategy. This will include helping with regular and effective tracking and articulating/ visualization to senior internal audiences as the development of the Global Funding Framework progresses. The work will focus on driving a culture of collective insight-driven decision-making and actions both strategically and operationally, working closely with key stakeholders.

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.



  • Minimum 1yr experience in data analytics working with a wide range of complex data sources
  • Experience working within a fundraising or award management function, ideally within a complex matrixed organisation (including the Save the Children movement).
  • Proven focus on ‘insight’, understood as the next level after data analysis – the “so what?” factor
  • Strong Excel skills (inc pivot tables, external data connections) & associated tools (PowerPivot)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate and present to all levels of the organisation
  • Experience in solving complex issues through analysis, collaboration and ensuring buy-in.
  • Excellent business partnering, communication and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to adopt a pro-active approach to problem solving, working with and coordinating input from multiple departments
  • Clear interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative.
  • Team player, with a full appreciation of the value of collaboration.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children.


  • Experience of working in / across other areas of SC’s operations and / or functions
  • Experience of being involved in the implementation of a new / changed business processes and ways of working or transformation processes.

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