Award Management and Portfolio Analysis Director

Our colleagues in Myanmar are currently looking for an Award Management and Portfolio Analysis Director to be based in Yangon, Myanmar.

Role Purpose
Save the Children in Myanmar has a complex and challenging $75m+ per year portfolio of institutional awards/grants. The Award Management and Portfolio Analysis Director is the senior leader in the Country Office accountable for upholding compliant delivery of these awards to donors' and to SCI's standards. He/she provides the primary award management guidance for both development and humanitarian programmes, and on-going support to develop best practice award management procedures and processes. The role has four main aspects: lead on country office portfolio planning, ensure that donor requirements are complied with in all current awards, coordinate proposal development processes, and lead the award management team and build the capacity of the award management team, other key country office staff and partner organisations.

Qualifications and experience


  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities.
  • Proven track record of a positive, active, strategic and collaborative contribution to a senior management team.
  • Demonstrated experience in staff supervision and leading a team, including proven strong coaching and capacity building skills in a diverse and cross-cultural environment.
  • Ability to lead and support staff through changes to policies, procedures and systems.
  • At least five years' experience working with major institutional donors including donor engagement, proposal development and budgeting, compliance management, and reporting.
  • Attention to detail, problem solving, and trends analysis.
  • Patient, positive, adaptable, flexible, and able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure.


  • Experience with Save the Children award management procedures and systems and Save the Children's award management system (AMS)
  • Experience of Project Management, MEAL or program funding coordination.

Contract length: 2 years

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply via using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

Closing date for this advert is 1 March 2018.

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