Chief Information Officer

  • Added Date: Monday, 11 February 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019

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Are you Save the Children International’s new CIO? Are you passionate about making the world a better place for the most deprived and marginalised children?

Does the challenge of leading a global IT function to manage business-as-usual operations, on a restricted budget, in some of the most challenging and complex operating contexts across the world, whilst also supporting our transformation goals fill you with excitement? We need to transform our organisation to be fit for the future and IT is a key component of this transformation.

In 2016, we launched an ambitious programme to upgrade existing systems, automate key business processes and standardise our architecture across the whole organisation. Our IT related projects include implementing a global HRIS and Source to Pay solution, and the development of a system to help our Programme Managers in the field manage their projects. We have made good progress, however, we still have a way to go to embed our transformation agenda, and in the role of CIO you will be critical in making this happen. You will also responsible for our global IT operations, leading teams based in London, at our Technology Hub in Nairobi and across our 5 regions and c56 country offices.

We are looking for an exceptional leader, someone who is able to balance passion, focus and humility to bring people with them on their journey. The ideal candidate will come with extensive experience and an impressive track record in executing global IT Projects whilst leading an operational IT function.

The role requires a creative and open minded thinker who knows that the devil is in the detail. We need a CIO with the ability to think and act strategically, to drive delivery, and not be afraid to roll up their sleeves to ensure things get done.

Critically, you must be willing to accept an INGO sector salary.

Is this you?

The Organisation
Save the Children in a federated Membership based organization employing approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in 117 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 rights 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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please attach your CV and cover letter with your application and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

This vacancy is archived.

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