Resource Mobilization Director, Child Protection

Washington D.C


The Director for Child Protection Resource Mobilization will work across the department to pre-position and pursue key public and private Child Protection funding opportunities. S/he does this primarily through gathering intelligence on upcoming opportunities, building relationships with key country offices and donors, organizing/managing proposal teams, writing and submitting proposals, and managing/fostering relationships with key partners.

The Director for Child Protection Resource Mobilization will support Child Protection program growth in both size of new awards and quality of child protection projects. S/he reports to the Senior Director, Child Protection and will work closely with Child Protection technical team members. S/He will work in close coordination with the Director of Education Resource Mobilization, the Senior Director for Education and Child Protection, and other members of the department.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

Strategic and Market Positioning (20%)

  • Review forecast for new key opportunities and highlight key opportunities to appropriate stakeholders

  • Create templates and mechanisms to share information and decisions across a wide range of stakeholders and decision makers

  • Compile a wide range of pre solicitation information and provide analysis to feed into the go/no go decision

  • Lead consensus development on preferred Save the Children scope of work

  • Conduct pre-positioning capture work

  • Develop consultant scopes of work for capture trips or proposal writing

Program Partnering (10%)

  • Compile information on potential partners and make recommendations on preferred partners and scopes of work

  • Conduct initial outreach to potential international partners and coordinate up to point of teaming agreement. Field and respond to partnering queries received

Proposal Development (50%)

  • Serve as lead writer on proposals and coordinator on high profile strategic bids and proposals

  • Work closely with department and country office technical team members in technical design and proposal development, and serve as convening writer when working with country office technical leads

  • As needed, identify department of education and child protection staffing level of effort to provide to pricers.

  • Supply New Business Development with information sources for corporate capability statements

Knowledge Management (10%)

  • Update Save the Children records as decisions known with opportunities status and other information and resources

  • Work collaboratively with the technical team, knowledge management, and monitoring and evaluation advisors, in-country staff, to document child protection programming, support proposal development and prepare countries to respond to major public funded opportunities

Project Support (10%)

  • Support project start up and ongoing assistance as needed

Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or a related field

  • At least 8 years’ experience in work on international programming, preferably in Child Protection.

  • Previous experience in preparation of successful proposals

  • Knowledge of USAID technical procurement procedures necessary

  • Demonstrated very strong writing, editing, computer, and analytical skills

  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international education professionals, donors, universities and other partners

  • Team player with a good perspective of field programs


  • Master’s Degree

  • Two years overseas project experience in a developing country context preferred but not required

  • Proficiency in French, Spanish, or Arabic

Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviors

  • Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural, oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to proactively problem-solve, handle many tasks at once and determine priorities

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time in/outside the USA

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy. All representatives of Save the Children – employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, Board members and others who work with children on Save the Children’s behalf – are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Save the Children
  • Location: Washington D.C
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Legal - Broad
    • Social studies
    • Social studies
    • Human Rights
    • Human Rights
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • External Relations
    • External Relations
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society
    • Civil Society
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-24

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