Skip to main content
Baby in hospital bed.

Funding Strategist

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting internal opportunity for you to join the Programme Funding & Institutional Partnerships (PFIP) team in the Centre as the Funding Strategist.Open to internal Save the Children International employees, Save the Children member office employees and Alumni only.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children International is part of a global Movement that, together, works in nearly 120 countries with the aim that all children should survive and thrive, get a great education and be protected from violence as well as helped to cope with emergencies. This role is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. You need to be driven by impact and share Save the Children’s values of accountability, ambition, integrity, collaboration, and creativity.

To drive progress, Save the Children International has recently established four Global Goal Teams which are aligned to our 2022-2024 strategic goals of ‘Healthy Start in Life’, ’Safe Back to School and Learning’, 'Live Free from Violence' and ‘Safety Nets and Resilient Families’. These teams are accountable for coordinating global delivery of the 2022-24 Global Strategic Goals. They will do this by driving implementation of new Global Goal Plans. The Teams are cross-functional and cross-thematic, bringing together knowledge, resources, and expertise across the movement to support Implementing Offices, Regional and Member offices – acting as a ‘one stop shop’ of support. The purpose of creating the Global Goal teams is to create a meaningful dialogue platform with Implementing Offices, Regions and Members, and to support each entity more effectively to amplify our impact for children.

The Global Goal teams will focus on different areas of work, which aim to increase the impact we can have for children globally. One of the ways we achieve impact across those pillars is through working with partners, including mobilising essential funding resources.

This role will work across all four Global Goals, collaborating extensively with others to ensure funds are raised for all Save the Children’s strategic priorities. The post holder will work in a highly collaborative way with internal stakeholders to identify and capture priority opportunities for fundraising, provide global-to-local level insight, raise awareness of critical funding priorities, support and drive collective progress to raise vital funds that amplify impact. This will include the identification of and potential support to priority funding and non-funding strategic partnerships able to contribute significantly to our strategic objectives.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder may be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.



  • Strong project or programme management experience in a large and complex NGO or equivalent organisation.
  • Demonstrable partnership management or fundraising experience in a large and complex NGO or equivalent organisation.
  • The proven ability to manage and influence a complex group of stakeholders, ensuring buy in to a shared vision and project.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think creatively in the delivery of a project plan or objective.
  • Excellent collaboration, coordination, and communication skills (written and spoken).
  • Strong data analysis and knowledge management experience.
  • Experience of understanding/utilising award, partnership or programme management systems.
  • Ability to represent self and team effectively.
  • Good attention to detail, able to work independently and use initiative.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children


  • Experience of developing or delivering against a complex organisational strategy.
  • Knowledge and experience of the international development/humanitarian sector within the countries that Save the Children works.
  • Knowledge and experience across the Global Goal areas (Healthy Start in Life/Live Free from Violence/Safe Back to School & Learning/Safety Nets & Resilient Families).

We can offer circa £54,100 per annum (If based in the UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National Terms & Conditions (including pay and benefits) will apply.

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location for the duration of the contract.

Where we Work - Where We Work | Save the Children International

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.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A full copy of the role profile can be found available for download 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.

Job Description

Find out more about this role by downloading the job description

Job description

1 Feb 2024

16 Feb 2024 - 02:59 EAT



Fixed-term contract


Apply Now