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The Role: Business Analyst

Scope:

Within the Transformation Delivery Department, we have a team of Business Analysts that are assigned to projects. Projects will have an IT component but the specific function being supported will vary by project.

In Transformation and Delivery at Save the Children, we have a team of Business Analysts that work in the nexus between IT, Business Architecture and Business Operations.

Our Business Analysts solicit information from within and outside our organisation, across the globe in order to deliver essential business and IT technical requirements and business processes. A Business Analyst on the CAPP Programme will be responsible for both delivery and advisory activities that support the end-to-end project delivery lifecycle.

We also expect any successful candidate to be able to offer a valuable and new contribution to the BA Methodology, continuous improvement insights and Business Analyst Community of Practice.

To be successful in this role, we would like to see experience in an advisory capacity or have proven delivery in complex Transformation Projects or Programmes. Business Analysts will support the development of the current and future state and bridge the gap between projects and the relevant functions and IT (where relevant). Business Analysts will also be expected to contribute to our BA Methodology and support continuous improvement to our BA processes and tools. To be effective in this role you will need experience working as a BA on a complex Transformation Project or Programme.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

Essential:
* Excellent communication skills (written & oral English), including the ability to communicate with technical, non-technical, internal and external stakeholders across different seniority levels.
* Strong requirements elicitation skills and the ability to translate loose business needs into tangible outcomes including technical specifications.
* Comfortable with Agile solutions delivery approach including familiarity with User Stories, Product Backlog Management and Sprint cycles.
* Proven business process engineering and continuous improvement skills.
* Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate/mediate; to facilitate the resolution of conflicting business requirements.
* Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Excellent understanding of business complexity of both internal and external project interdependencies.
* Intellectual curiosity and the ability to question thought partners across functional areas.
* Proven experience in facilitating productive workshops, preferably in multi-cultural, multi-national contexts.
* Estimates and supports prioritisation of ‘work packages’, able to negotiate and agree priorities with the Project Manager and Project Leads.
* Has the ability to support other functional and operational areas such as testing, Change Management, Data Migration, Cutover and Training.
* Experience working with standardised Business Analysis methodology and associated processes and tools.
* A strong work ethic and able to take the initiative and ownership to deliver value to the business.
* Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally.

Desirable:
* Non-profit sector knowledge/experience (especially international development or Humanitarian projects)
* Second language – ideally French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic

  • We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.
  • This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.
  • We offer this role at circa pay of £48,000.
  • 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 current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

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