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Global Change Manager – Localisation Initiative

The Opportunity

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

Role Purpose:

In order to achieve our global breakthroughs for children by 2030, the Save the Children movement has committed to significantly changing the way we work – a core component of which is to shift power to local and national actors. Our Localisation ambition – ‘Local to Global for Impact’ - is an ambitious, multi-year, transformational journey that will see us – and the wider sector - deliver more, better, and fairer impact through context-responsive, locally-designed, locally-led and locally–owned programs for children.

We will achieve this by addressing fundamental challenges in the way current aid is delivered to enable and facilitate local actors’ own access to global resources for maximum impact – and we will overcome blockers within our own organisation that currently prevents this from happening.

The Localisation Initiative was originally formed to define the strategic approach to Localisation and the high level roadmap for its realisation. We are now entering the next phase of the transformation – with the team accelerating the pace to meet the movement’s Localisation ambition. It consists of a small number of dedicated resources tasked with overcoming a number of blockers to Localisation that currently exist across the movement.

As the GCM for the Localisation initiative, you will be responsible for understanding the context and stakeholders, and for assessing the impact of the proposed options to move forwards in terms of our culture, people, processes, data and systems. You will work closely with the wider initiative team to agree priorities, develop a robust change plan, and monitor progress against this plan. You will also be accountable for the development and delivery of all required change interventions needed across the workstreams being delivered, as well as ensuring the relevant leadership alignment required to support subsequent phases of the transformation journey



  • Demonstrated experience and capability in change management and supporting the delivery of major projects in regards to business processes and systems within a large and complex international organisation as well as changes to organisation structure and ways of working
  • Experience of working across project phases to deliver change management oversight and interventions
  • Demonstrable ability to challenge the user-friendliness of set up, requirements and design for implementation and regular usage
  • Experience of solving issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Excellent communication, stakeholder management and interpersonal skills. Engaging as well as assertive, influencing and negotiating
  • Affinity, knowledge and experience of working within a standardised project/change methodology
  • True passion for results, responsibility and proactivity
  • Competent in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Able to effectively work and manage self in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment


  • Expertise and experience in managing change for target operating model transformations
  • Expertise working in change
  • Experience working in the INGO sector
  • Ability to speak one of the additional Save the Children core languages including French, Spanish and Arabic

We can offer circa £64,000 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

10 Jun 2024

25 Jun 2024 - 01:59 CEST


Business Transformation



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