Global Data Protection Manager

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Global Data Protection Manager in Centre -London, UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide


Save the Children International’s (‘SCI’) Global Data Protection Manager (‘Global DPM’) is a vital member of the Information Security & Data Protection team, responsible for providing specialist data protection support to humanitarian programme teams, IT specialists and safeguarding leads across the globe.

Reporting to the Director of Information Security and Data Protection, the Global DPM is responsible for coordination of SCIs global network of 60+ data protection focal points and ensuring individual country and regional offices receive appropriate support in meeting their obligations under SCI’s Data Protection policy (modelled on the UK GDPR)

The Global DPM is also an active member of our small but busy data protection team (Data Protection Officer, Head of Data Protection Operations and Global DPM) working on DPIAs, supplier security assurance reviews, incident investigation, data protection compliance activities and other business as usual activities.

International travel is to be expected in the execution of the role and in the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.



  • Expert knowledge of data protection legislation, in particular the GDPR, and a good understanding of other major privacy frameworks and evolving legislation worldwide (essential)
  • Understanding of business process documentation, developing policies and defining best practices for data protection change and communications (essential)
  • Conceptual understanding of information and data security by design (essential)
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting subject access requests, data breach management and data protection awareness requirements (essential)
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of SCI (essential)
  • Experience of working within a large global organisation (desirable)
  • Ability to work unsupervised, exercise leadership, and influence change (essential)
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills (essential)
  • Strong change and project management skills including the ability to manage time well, prioritise effectively, and handle multiple deadlines (essential)
  • Ability to use independent judgement and discretion when making majority of decisions (essential)
  • Detail-orientated approach needed to recommend and implement strategic improvements on a range of data privacy and data protection issues (essential)
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion (essential)
  • Language skills, esp. French, Spanish or Arabic (desirable)

We can offer circa £58,000 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 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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16 Mar 2023

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