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SAVE THE CHILDREN – Consulenti per Roster Grant Management Area – Italia

Save The Children Italia Onlus sta selezionando Consultants per un Roster Grant Management Area da inserire nella sua operatività in Italia . Durata mesi. Scadenza candidature 31/12/2022

Position: Consultants for Roster – Grant Management Area

Place of work: Various including home based assignments (with travels to field sites as required) and/or field offices

Type of Contract: Individual Contract – Consultancy

Post Level: Consultant

Languages Required: Italian and English are mandatory, French, Spanish and Portoguese are an added value

Duration: Various short and long term assignments

Application Deadline: December 31, 2022

 About us:

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child focused organization, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children Italy (SC Italy) has been implementing programmes in many countries in the world, in various sectors: child protection, children on the move, education, among others. Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our staff are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children, both in their private, and professional lives.


In order to have access to a diverse range of knowledgeable and experienced individual consultants/experts, who possess expertise in the areas of Project Development, Grant Management and Financial reporting and other related areas, Save the Children Italy has created a roster of experts. The roster will help in facilitating the recruitment, hiring and evaluation of individual consultants from several professional backgrounds.

In this context, Save the Children is currently inviting experienced experts to apply to be considered for registration in the roster in the following areas of work:

  1. Project Budgeting and Design for Institutional Donors
  2. Financial project Management, Capacity Building and Financial Reporting;
  3. Financial Audit and Expenditures verification.

 Aim of the Call:

The roster aims at helping Save the Children in identifying a diverse range of experienced professionals in various areas of expertise related to Project Development. Selected applicants will be included into a pool of highly-qualified experts for short to medium term assignments, ranging from a period of days to months.

Duties and Responsibility:

Experts will provide a range of technical advisory services to Save the Children. Specific reporting procedures and working relationships will be detailed at the time of contracting for each specific assignment. The range of tasks for the consultant will include:

  • support to proposal development team in budget design, provision of compliance and donor rules advice of project funded by institutional donors.
  • support to International/National Portfolio team in conducting training/kick off meeting on the rules of the major institutional donors
  • support to International/National Portfolio team in financial management, reporting and auditing of project funded by institutional donors

The assignment might include travels to countries where SC Italy is engaged or is planning to be engaged in areas related to Project Development.

 General Qualifications and Experience:

Education, Computer and Language skills

  • Degree in Business Administration or equivalent and relevant working experience in the considered sectors will be taken into consideration
  • Highly computer literate and confident with Outlook, Word, and Powerpoint, Excel, Teams and the Internet, Sharepoint and an interest in appropriate use of current information and communications technologies.
  • Candidates need a working knowledge (proficient) level of written and spoken Italian and English language. French and/or Spanish and/or Portuguese languages will be considered an

Experience and Qualification

  • At least five years of proven working experience relevant to the selected area (i.e grant management, budgeting, reporting auditing)
  • Very good knowledge of compliance requirements of major institutional donors (e.g. Italian  MoFA, EC, ECHO, UN agencies)
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Strong methodical and strategic thinking
  • Ability to research, analyze and present (both in written and in oral form) complex information
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
  • Ability to work against tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Significant experience working in developing countries will be considered an asset
  • Previous work experience with Save the Children will be considered an asset
  • Availability to travel

Application procedures:

Experts are invited to send their application either through our career site application form or via email ( Candidates are required to submit both a CV and a letter of interest not longer than 2 pages in which candidates explain how their expertise is relevant to the position requirements.

Successful candidates will be contacted, and will be requested to participate to a written test. Only the ones who successfully will pass the test, will be invited to a final round of interviews.

Contractual Arrangements:

Successful candidates will be included in Save the Children’s Roster of Experts for a period of two years. After the selection process is finalized, the selected consultants will undergo a training in SC Italy composition, main procedures and organization. Inclusion in the expert roster does not guarantee a contract with Save the Children.

When a request for services arises, Save the Children will:

  • Issue Terms of Reference (ToR) defining, duration, fees and per diem, supervision, work modalities and outcomes of the consultancy;
  • Select an expert from the roster based on the match of a consultant’s criteria and specific requirements for the assignment (as per ToR);
  • Issue an Individual Contract to the expert detailing the time frame, the frequency/modality of payment, outcomes and

Conditions of a particular assignment may be negotiable.

Save the Children is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.


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