Global Digital Planning Officer

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Global Digital Planning Officer in London, UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children is in the middle of an ambitious 2022-24 strategic plan that looks to significantly increase our digital reach and engagement and build a Movement of Millions to achieve our programmatic and advocacy goals.

Both raising funds and engaging with our supporters through campaigning in digital channels are key to delivering the strategy.

This role sits in the GlobalDigital Engagement Team, a virtual team, which provides strategic support and specialist technical guidance to our 27+ Members, most of them in Asia, Oceania, Europe and the Americas. This team also focuses on reaching new audiences and fundraising remotely in a list of new key markets.

This is a unique opportunity for a digital marketer with experience supporting digital comms or fundraising campaigns to join the team and help us coordinate and manage our global projects.

Within this role you will work closely with the Head of Global Digital Engagement and the Global Digital Planning Specialist across our key functions: Fundraising, Comms and Integrated Campaigning. This role will involve the opportunity to travel to coordinate global meetings and skillsharing events.

They will be responsible for managing, planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluating such digital projects. They will also project manage, when required, on clusters, key external engagements, cross-member projects and campaign toolkits.

During emergencies, this role will provide critical support in coordinating the team’s key response roles. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, or when there is colleague on leave, the role holder may be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

This post holder will also provide administrative support to the planning and strategy team and wider department for finance, procurement, invoicing and the team meetings.

The post holder works collaboratively with other roles within the Resource Mobilization, Comms and Engagement Department as well as members, regional and country offices.

This is a great opportunity for you to build upon a range of project management and digital marketing skills and gain excellent experience and knowledge while working in an international and multicultural environment.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:



  • At least 1 year of direct experience in project management and using planning tools to be able to ensure timely delivery of projects.
  • Strong IT skills particularly in Microsoft products. Basic knowledge and experience using graphic design tools
  • Exceptional written communication skills in English. High level of attention to detail. Copy proofreading experience.
  • Confident self-starter who can take the initiative to drive projects forward. 
  • Experience working home based
  • Diplomacy and excellent interpersonal skills to build strong relationships across the organisation.
  • Capacity to build and maintain excellent relations and to work effectively in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment respecting diversity
  • Significant ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt work plans flexibly depending on external opportunities.
  • Strong administrative, project management and time management skills
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills, with an ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple demands and competing priorities, while maintaining high quality standards.


  • Experience in the implementing digital engagement/fundraising programs with proven success records (ideally within an international NGO),
  • Experience working with Agile systems/environments
  • Ability to articulate the work of Save the Children with passion

We can offer circa £32,000 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 London or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, 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.

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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Job description

24 May 2023

9 Jun 2023 - 00:59 WAT


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