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Data Governance Analyst

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Data Governance Analyst in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide. 

ENVIRONMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES – What the candidate should expect


Ambition for Children 2030 is our global strategy.

Our mission is as urgent and relevant as ever: more children are surviving and thriving than ever before, but millions of children are denied their most basic rights and unable to fulfil their potential.

We will focus on inspiring three specific breakthroughs for children by 2030:

  • Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Be protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated

In order to inspire these breakthroughs, we will focus on reaching the most deprived and marginalised children. We will do whatever it takes to ensure we leave no child behind. This will be the measure of our success.

We won’t achieve our 2030 ambition with business as usual. We will need to make tough choices and take calculated risks.

You are offered the opportunity to be part of a multi-year transformation program that is going to reshape IT in order to accomplish our ambitious objectives. We are revamping or replacing all of our key systems and applications, from ERP and HR to more NGO-specific ones such as Awards and Programs management, as well as introducing a state-of-the-art, cloud-based integration platform.

As part of this program, we have introduced Data Governance, at first limited to the Finance Data Subject Area, but with the aim of expanding it to encompass all other DSAs in the organisation.

Role Purpose:

The Data Governance Analyst will be responsible for ensuring the Data Governance Process runs correctly and enabling rollout of the future phases.

The Data Governance Analyst will work closely with Enterprise Data Architect, business analysts and technical teams to ensure the processes, standards and solutions designed as part of the wider data governance project are built and implemented to successfully achieve the required business outcomes, specifically in the areas of data management and data quality.

The role holder will be able to see the “big picture” in terms of data throughout its lifecycle and be able to shape solutions to solve complex data governance challenges.



  • Understanding of Data Management principles, capabilities, and best practices
  • Understanding Data Governance issues in financial systems.
  • Knowledge of data related regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues
  • Knowledge in the areas of Reference Data, Data Quality.
  • Working knowledge of Data Management process and solutions
  • Knowledge of Data related topics such as compliance, management and data quality
  • Demonstrated skills, with change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to operate effectively in a culturally diverse matrix environment.


  • Experience in implementing data governance programs – preferably at a large federated enterprise
  • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience (especially international development projects)
  • Experience in working with offshore project team members

We can offer circa £43,500 per annum (If based in the UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National Terms & Conditions (including pay and benefits) will apply.

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) 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 for the duration of the contract.

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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. A full copy of the role profile can be found at

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

8 Feb 2024

23 Feb 2024 - 06:29 +0630


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