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Director Innovative Finance and Ventures - Global Ventures - Flexible Location

Save The Children

Do you have specialist innovative finance experience and deep networks? Do you approach problems with the speed and ambition of a start-up leader? Do you enjoy shifting mindsets to drive performance? Have you a strong track record of identifying and capturing growth opportunities in innovative finance? Are you ready to join no ordinary organisation?

Save the Childrenis no ordinary not-for-profit.

Save the Children is a global Movement that, together, works in nearly 120 countries with the aim that all children should survive and thrive, get a great education, and be protected from violence as well as helped to cope with emergencies.

Save the Children Global Ventures is an independent entity at Save the Children responsible for taking innovative finance and new technologies to scale.

This opportunity is a collaboration between Save the Children Global Ventures and Save the Children UK.

Where you come in:

In this permanent, full-time role, based in the UK, Europe or Africa, you will lead a broad range of the Save the Children Global Ventures projects.

With a dual reporting line into the Executive Director of Global Programs at Save the Children UK and the CEO of Save the Children Global Ventures, you will work together with teams across Save the Children to secure innovative finance deals. Leveraging strong networks in the innovative finance sector, you will effectively unlock opportunities to realise tangible results and ambitious growth targets.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing team leadership and management to Save the Children UK's Innovation Bubble, accelerating experiments, unlocking barriers, and creating new connections,
  • Ensuring SCUK's 'Innovating for Impact' strategy and Innovation Bubble priorities are effectively shaping and leveraging the Save the Children Global Ventures agenda,
  • Managing the Innovation Bubble budget, including reporting on income and impact returns,
  • Engaging and inspiring colleagues across SCUK to build awareness and support for the work of the Innovation Bubble and Global Ventures,
  • Utilising your networks to drive new innovative partnerships, enabling transformative new innovations to deliver impact and income, and
  • Creating the preconditions for the Innovation Bubble to develop and thrive, through an agile, engaged, and supportive team environment.

Does this sound like you?

You have deep, specialist expertise across a broad range of Innovative Finance mechanisms and actively utilise these skills to create innovative products with attractive social and financial returns for stakeholders. A strong communicator and naturally influential, you are well networked in the finance sector to unlock opportunities to achieve ambitious growth targets.

This role requires:

  • Substantial senior management experience within a global development or management consulting environment or similar,
  • Deep technical expertise in innovative finance,
  • Demonstrated experience developing new business models, combining social and financial impact,
  • A strong stakeholder manager with demonstrated networking and influencing skills,
  • Ability to establish and meet/exceed targets in line with organisational strategy and objectives
  • Knowledge of humanitarian and/or international development agency context
  • A commitment to Save the Children's organisational principles and values.

Working atSave the Children Global Ventures is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and highly flexible work environment
  • Agile work environment including working from home and flexible hours
  • Competitive salary + superannuation

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the 'Apply' button below.

Position Description - Director of Innovative Finance and Ventures

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We're dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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