Country: United States of America
Organization: Save the Children – US
Closing date: 12 May 2022

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


The Lead Associate, Program Management will provide day-to-day operations guidance and support for global and country activities within Save the Children’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) portfolio. Working closely with the Save the Children US (SCUS) MCGL program management and technical leads and Save the Children international (SCI) country office staff, you will provide operational and programmatic support to the design and implementation of SC-led activities under MCGL. You will ensure regular communication and strong collaboration with donor representatives, MCGL partners, and SCUS and SCI support functions, including finance and awards management.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Program Management (70%)

Provide programmatic guidance and support to MCGL global and country programs that are led by SC or have substantial technical involvement by SC staff. Specific responsibilities include:

For assigned global/country workplans, manage the process of developing annual workplan inputs, in coordination with management and technical leads as well as relevant SCI country office staff;
Facilitate scheduling and notetaking of regular MCGL calls with project director and core technical, management and SCI teams;
Monitor program implementation and completion of deliverables against approved workplans;
Coordinate quarterly, semi-annual, and annual narrative reports with inputs from various SCUS and SCI teams and ensuring that they reflect SC’s efforts;
Work collaboratively with awards management staff to prepare project budgets and track progress of spending;
In collaboration with program management and technical leads, ensure technical assistance is organized and aligned with program needs;
Ensure project compliance with SC, MCGL, and USAID policies and regulations; and
Perform any other project-related duties as needed.

Knowledge Management (20%)

Contribute to the Department of Global Health (DGH) knowledge management and learning efforts, and provide input for ad hoc reports/requests from other SCUS departments and/or the donor;
Support the development of technical program documentation, such as briefs, manuscripts, and presentations;
Contribute to the development of novel program innovation, learning, and relevant tools and processes;
Support preparation of program capacity statements and past performance references; and
Promote and support knowledge management and sharing efforts.

Coordination and Partnership (10%)

Foster relationships between MCGL and the broader DGH team, including coordinating efforts on work in overlapping countries and on complementary technical areas;
Work in close collaboration with the SC MCGL technical and program team, award manager, and support staff to ensure smooth implementation of activities;
Manage communication with partners, technical teams, and SCI on non-financial deliverables and requests (e.g., Memoranda of Understanding, consulting agreements and staff related matters, etc.); and
Develop and maintain relationships with SCI counterparts and country office staff.

Required Qualifications

Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, plus at least 3 years of relevant experience
Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging
Professional level of specialized knowledge to manage complex tasks, programs or projects
Relevant experience and knowledge of program management
Demonstrated organizational, time management, and analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to define situations, document data, and draw conclusions
Demonstrated ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and pressure to deliver results, managing multiple deadlines simultaneously
Willingness and ability to travel internationally up to 20% of time.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with USAID-funded health programs, including global mechanisms, and knowledge of USAID technical and operational requirements
Professional written and verbal French proficiency

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!

About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

*Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.*

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

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