Save the Children recrute un Conseiller en matière de risques pour les programmes internationaux, Australie



In this newly created role, you’ll take the lead in in strengthening risk management processes across our international programs portfolio by driving forward a range of initiatives designed to build staff risk management capability and maintain a healthy risk culture. We need you to understand the complexity of our international work and proactively help us to manage the uncertainty which stands between us and our ambition for children.


Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit. 

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence.  We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster – like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground.


Where you come in:

In this full‑time, permanent position based in our Melbourne Head Office, you will work collaboratively across multiple teams based in Australia and the Pacific to ensure that our risk management practices are aligned and fit for purpose. You will be part of our Chief Operations Office and report to our Head of Enterprise Risk, with dotted line reporting to the Managing Director, International Programs.


You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting front line teams to identify, record, mitigate and manage risk, including coaching and supporting teams to understand, access, leverage and apply risk tools.
  • Working with International Programs leadership team to identify systemic issues and/or risk themes and co-create interventions to ensure root causes are addressed.
  • Undertaking regular risk monitoring and reporting, including contributing to dashboard and other reporting for the International Programs leadership, SC Australia Executive and Board.
  • Actively participating in strategic planning to ensure that risk identification and mitigation inform decision making.
  • Effectively managing serious breaches of SC Australia or donor policies in accordance with SC Australia protocols.
  • Regularly participating in the SC International Global Risk Management Working Group, and staying abreast of best practice, to ensure that our risk management architecture and processes remain fit for purpose.


Does this sound like you…

…You are passionate about governance and strengthening our organisation through implementation of rigorous and contemporary risk practices. You’re a rare individual with the emotional intelligence to engage and support stakeholders at all levels to drive continuous improvement in a complex organisation and regulatory landscape. You are a confident and clear communicator, with the judgement to help stakeholders make risk‑aware decisions in a world of uncertainty.


This role requires:

  • Extensive experience in risk management positions, in either the corporate or NFP sectors.
  • Thorough understanding of the AS/NZ ISO31000:2018 risk management standard.
  • Demonstrated track record of developing and implementing risk management infrastructure across challenging and varied operational environments.
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality training and capacity building in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience working in a Pacific or international context.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and change management skills.


Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Internal employment and development opportunities 
  • Friendly and flexible work environment 
  • Agile work environment including working from home 
  • Pet friendly work environment
  • Child friendly work environment 
  • Support for workplace wellness, including access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  
  • Full salary packaging benefits 
  • Additional annual leave options available

Sound interesting? 

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the ‘Apply’ section. 


Applications close: Monday 4PM AEST, 11th April 2022