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Medical Safety Manager

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Medical Safety Manager in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

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 will play an instrumental role in contributing to achieving this breakthrough by contributing to strengthen Save the Children’s medical services globally. 

As a core member of the Global Medical Team, the Medical Safety Manager will;

  • lead the organisation-wide efforts to promote a culture of medical safety and quality improvement across international programs,
  • lead the development, maintenance, management and effective implementation of the Medical Incident Reporting (MIR) system,
  • and lead on robust research and generate learning to enable safe and quality medical services globally.



  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical safety practices, healthcare regulations, and reporting requirements.
  • Experience in managing incident reporting systems and conducting root cause analyses.
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills, including time management, problem solving, ability to meet deadlines.
  • Sound judgement with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders and tasks in a pressured environment.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and ability to present complex issues in a clear succinct manner.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Cultural awareness and ability to work effectively and collaboratively across diverse teams, functions, offices and organizations.
  • Proven ability to work with a high degree of flexibility and autonomy, tackling new areas with confidence.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children.
  • High level of computer literacy, including internet and other web-based sources and Microsoft Office.
  • Competent in the use of MS Office suite, incl Excel to analyse data.
  • Right to work in the UK (or country of residence).


  • Public Health, Global Health and/or Medical background (Nursing degree preferable)
  • Experience working in the INGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes and/or in emergency response/humanitarian settings.
  • Working proficiency in a second language, preferably French, Spanish or Arabic

We can offer circa £46,500 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.

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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.

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

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Job description

2 Apr 2024

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