PMO Manager (Next Generation Transformation)

The Opportunity

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


Passionate about making a real difference by working for one of the worlds leading organisation's for children?

Consider yourself a skilled project, programme and portfolio specialist?

This could be the role for you!

Over the past 6 years, Save the Children has undertaken significant transformation to ensure alignment in our delivery and efficiency in our processes, which was critical following Save the Children International being established. As we move towards finalising delivery of this critical set of initiatives, we now need to look to the future and focus on how we continue to ensure focus on our ambitious goals for children.

This next period of change will be managed via the Next Generation Transformation Portfolio. The Portfolio is focused on ensuring the three key enablers of digital, data and localisation will grow the effectiveness of engagement with supporters, delivery of programmes for children and driving efficiencies in our operations.

The PMO Manager (Next Generation Transformation or ‘Next Gen’) is a key member of the Portfolio Management Office (PMO) team. This team is responsible for defining and maintaining the standards for portfolio management within the organisation, across 60 Country and Regional offices and 30 Member organisations.

The PMO Manager (Next Gen) will be the PMO business partner for the projects that comprise Next Gen and is broadly responsible for:

  • Building and managing excellent stakeholder relationships
  • Monitoring and quality assuring projects, ensuring projects work within agreed PMO controls
  • Providing support and challenge to IT and business change projects across a wide and varied portfolio
  • Portfolio Management and oversight alongside the Head of Next Gen Portfolio Management.



  • Knowledge of project, programme, and portfolio management practices, standards, and methodologies (inc. Waterfall)
  • Experienced and qualified in Agile methodology and its application
  • Experience of industry project management standards and holding project management teams accountable to those standards
  • Demonstrable coaching skills to help build the capabilities of others in the area of Project and Change Management
  • Experience in managing a complex portfolio of transformation initiatives or programme or experience of leading a global transformation initiative as a Project Lead or equivalent
  • Experience of working on IT and business focused projects
  • Demonstrable experience of acting as a ‘business partner’ to functional areas e.g. Supply Chain, Finance etc
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with high levels of change and quick turnaround times, whilst delivering to the highest standards
  • Ability to resolve complex project issues, with a balance of pragmatism and rigour
  • Experience setting up and working within project governance structures
  • Experience delivering interventions to support the resolution of issues
  • Experience engaging with complex stakeholder groups and leading engagements with key governance bodies
  • Confident user of standard Microsoft applications, including MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Teams
  • Commitment to Save the Children values. 


  • PMO experience in a senior analyst/manager role
  • Experience of working globally
  • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
  • A second language. Preferably French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic.

We can offer circa £55,100 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.

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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 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

3 Apr 2024

22 Apr 2024 - 01:59 EET


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