Coordinator, Operational Effectiveness & Training

Save the Children
  • Location
    Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 22

Position description

The Coordinator supports operational effectiveness and training for the Grants & Contracts Policy & Compliance team. This position will work closely with Information Technology and Save the Children International to ensure that award systems (AMS & Agresso) support compliance and will monitor these systems to ensure data quality. The Coordinator will support the Grants & Contracts training framework and will contribute to the development of training resources for the Award Management System (AMS) and the Awards Administration module of Agresso.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties) 

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Compliance Systems (25%)
    • Provide input for and deliver trainings on the Financial Management System (Agresso) and the Award Management System (AMS) to agency stakeholders
    • Provide backstopping support for AMS Helpdesk
    • Provide backstopping support for drafting of award records in financial system (Agresso)
  • Training & Capacity Building (40%)
    • Support the development of standard tools, templates, and frameworks for G&C team to employ for compliance and P&P trainings
  • Data Quality & Monitoring (25%)
    • Monitor award compliance data to ensure accuracy
    • Support creation of quarterly award compliance risk dashboard
  • Operational Effectiveness (10%)
    • Support the creation and roll out of policies and procedures that support high quality award compliance
    • Manage day-to-day G&C knowledge management activities


  • You have a minimum 2-3 years' experience in area of expertise
  • High School or Technical/Vocational Degree
  • You have learned knowledge and technical skills to support semi-complex tasks
  • You have a professional level of specialized knowledge, technical/functional skills and attention to detail to manage complex tasks, programs or projects
  • Ability to prioritize workload and multitask in a high-paced, demanding environment
  • Ability to train staff on complex concepts; distill information to make it more digestible
  • Experience analyzing data
  • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 5% of the time (US and international)
  • Can-do attitude and willingness to learn and take on new responsibilities as required
  • Sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications 

  • You have 3+ years’ experience in area of expertise
  • You have a college/ advanced degree in related area (business, international relations, training and development)
  • Experience with US Government rules & regulations

What’s In It for You 

  • Meaningful work, with a knowledge that you are changing the lives of children all around the world
  • A family friendly work environment
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Generous paid vacation days, holidays, family leave days, and sick time
  • Healthcare plans including medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Retirement savings account with matching company contributions
  • Structured and formalized management development and coaching programs for mid and senior level managers
  • Extensive e-learning opportunities on a variety of topics offered through our affiliation with several prestigious universities as well as language learning opportunities

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