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Account Manager

Save the Children


Posted 2 weeks ago


Contribute to a brighter future for children worldwide as an Account Manager with Save the Children UK's dynamic Partnership Development Team


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£35100 - £39000

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Farringdon, London/Home-based - Hybrid

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Expires at anytime

Join Save the Children UK, a leading organization dedicated to ensuring every child has a healthy start, the chance to learn, and protection from harm. As a global force, they respond to crises, advocate for children's rights, and achieve impactful results, especially for the most marginalized.

  • Work within the Partnership Development Team to reinforce and expand relationships with Development Banks.
  • Support the management and growth of global programme partnerships, including impact investment and results-based funding initiatives.
  • Collaborate with various teams across the organization to align partnership goals.
  • Partnership management skills and market assessment expertise are essential.
  • A robust understanding of international development and industry trends.
  • Innovative approach to developing partnership-driven initiatives.
  • Strength in negotiating, influencing, and managing external relations.
  • Proven experience in relationship management with donors or similar demanding partners.
  • Ability to conduct thorough research and present complex information clearly.
  • Strong analytical, coordination, and communication skills.
  • Preferably, experience with Governments and multi-lateral institutions.
  • A good grasp of project design and quality programming.

Save the Children UK provides excellent benefits, including flexible working, a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, and opportunities for development. Apply promptly to ensure consideration, as applications may close early due to high volume.

We are looking for an Account Manager to join the Partnership Development Team in our Global Programmes Division to support our global programme partnerships work, managing and expanding our relationships with Development Banks.

About Us Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

About the Team The Partnership Development Team is comprised of partnership experts across a portfolio of institutional partners. The team seeks to deliver exceptional global partnerships, optimising both funding and influence. The team works closely with colleagues from across the Global Programmes and Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns Division, other Save the Children members and with Save the Children International (SCI) country and regional teams to deliver on our partnership objectives.

About the role As the Account Manager you will contribute to and effectively support our global programme partnerships work, to achieve Save the Children's strategic objectives. The focus of the role will include extending Save the Children's relationships with development banks plus new initiatives such as impact investment and results-based project funding. You will support the Partnership Managers on a varied portfolio of cross-Save the Children partnerships as well as supporting with the management of cross Save the Children partnership management.

Job requirements To be successful, it is important that you have skills in partnership management and market assessment in relation to overall positioning with partners. Experience, interest and knowledge of current thinking and future trends and thorough understanding of international development issues. Proven experience of providing creative and innovative approaches in developing new initiatives that contribute towards partnership objectives. Strong management behaviours, including external relations, partner focussed-approaches, delivery of results, strategic purpose, negotiating & influencing. Experience in relationship management, working with donors, trusts and foundations, or equally demanding partners. Experience of undertaking industry trend and donor specific research, finding relevant, reliable, and up to date information quickly. Excellent coordination and relationship building skills in forming and maintaining both internal and external relationships. Strong analytical skills with ability to present complex information in a clear and succinct manner, ability to analyse trends and report on key financial metrics. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including senior level briefings and presentations, both for internal and external audiences with appropriate attention to detail. Ideally knowledge of and experience working directly with Governments and other key actors such as multi-lateral institutions e.g. their structure and operations, priorities (geographic, sectorial, thematic, at policy & advocacy levels). Ideally a good understanding of project design, quality programming and effective delivery. Knowledge of and experience working directly with institutional donor partners.

Benefits Save the Children UK offers a range of benefits including Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Eye Care, Flu Jabs, Season Ticket Loan, Pension & Life Assurance, Remote Equipment Allowance, Employee Benefits Platform, Apprenticeship Scheme, Annual Leave, Flexible Working, Learning & Development, Parental Leave, Special Leave.

Application details To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.


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