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Education Fund Manager

The Opportunity

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

Role Purpose:

The Education Fund Manager will provide strategic leadership and oversight for the two education funds, the Safe Back to School and Learning Fund, and the Lego Education in Emergencies Rapid Response Fund ensuring that they are run with the utmost efficiency to enable them to maximize their investment to catalyse impactful programming and leverage further funding. The role is critical to coordinating all internal and external stakeholders to advance both Funds specific mission to greater heights.



  • Significant years of experience relevant work experience in education programmes in either development or humanitarian settings
  • Education to Master's level in International Development or a relevant subject and/or equivalent field experience
  • Experience of programme and project management in education across multiple locations and changing contexts, both humanitarian and development.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a large portfolio of projects, including finances, awards management, donor engagement and stakeholder management; across multiple programmes concurrently is considered an asset.
  • Significant financial literacy including budget reviews and ongoing financial monitoring.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and resource mobilization with both private and institutional donors.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to develop strong working relationships resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organisation, as well as deliver assessments and reports.
  • Ability to explain complex issues to both staff and peers.
  • Ability to manage a varied workload quickly and efficiently, and work effectively under pressure across a varied portfolio to organise and prioritise work for yourself and others to ensure deadlines are met
  • Ability to propose innovative and adaptive solutions, work with others to overcome challenges and deliver results
  • A proven ability to conceptualise and ground abstract ideas in operational realities
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy, including awareness and experience of humanitarian and development contexts
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Commitment to Save the Children values


  • Language skills, in particular Spanish, French or Arabic
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts.
  • A level of technical knowledge in Education programming approaches , tools and guidance.
  • Familiarity with SC’s programme management systems, including the Awards Management System, PRIME and Agresso

We can offer circa £40,500 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

20 Jun 2024

5 Jul 2024 - 02:59 +03


Programme, Development and Quality

Fixed-term contract


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