Global Innovation Advisor

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Global Innovation Advisor at any existing Save the Children International office location within the Europe, MEEE, ESA or WCA time zones.

Role Purpose:

This position manages the operational, communications, and administrative needs of Save the Children’s Global Centre of Excellence for Innovation (CoE). The Innovation Advisor will work in partnership with the Director of the COE and team to support the execution of our global innovation program. They will lead the operational management of our innovation accelerator and the design and facilitation of multiple innovation incubators (i.e. sprint workshops). 


  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite required 
  • Ability to quickly ‘get up the curve’ on various business models and thematic areas and provide value-add advice to the full range of CoE intrapreneurs/social entrepreneurs. 

Self-starter with passion and experience in social innovation and entrepreneurship

  • Excellent writing, organizational, project management, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Experience preparing reports and interacting with senior management staff. 
  • Experienced facilitator and workshop lead. 
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate, build, and maintain strong working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives including programmatic, policy and advocacy technical experts that may have low capacity in business and finance acumen. Experience working with multiple partners (external and internal)
  • Proven experience and understanding of policy, advocacy, evaluation, business, and finance  
  • Strong leadership and project management skills (goal-setting, organization, and implementation)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills Fluent oral and written English skills required. 


  • B.A. or other advanced degree

We can offer circa £48,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location within the Europe, MEEE, ESA or WCA time zones, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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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 copy of the full 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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Date advertised: 14 Jun 2022

Closing date: 28 Jun 2022 - 18:59 CDT

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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