Head of Technology At ActionAid

Head of Technology


Salary starting at GBP £60,567 per annum (entry of grade scale), plus benefits including Pension and medical allowance and Life Assurance

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an IT leader who wants to help people harness their own power to achieve a feminist, just, green transition in the 45 countries where ActionAid works.

You will lead a global strategy for digital transformation, responding not only to current business needs but also opportunities to exponentially increase ActionAid’s impact and effectiveness in future. The role requires a practical visionary with the ability to recognize and assess strategic opportunities; communicate and remove barriers to effect smart solutions; and bring senior decision-makers on board.

Who we’re looking for:

With +5 years broad management experience or advanced expertise across relevant technology disciplines; proven experience in leading technical dimensions of digital transformation; experience in leading and/or taking part on effective cross-functional change teams; substantial experience managing a team of experts delivering robust and secure business-critical systems and previous experience in a globally distributed, decentralised organization.

You should have proven competence to oversee enterprise IT systems and data architecture ; deep understanding of new and existing digital transformation solutions and platforms and how these interrelate with organisational culture, advanced knowledge of modern best practices for digital design and development ,understanding of enterprise IT security and cybersecurity requirements and constraints; Knowledge of Microsoft on-premises and cloud services is desired (Active Directory and identity / permissions management, Azure or other cloud hosting services and Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, network security, virtual networking)

You’re a collaborative and courageous leader who exemplifies our feminist leadership and safeguarding approach, including self-awareness, self-care and caring for others, dismantling bias, responsible & transparent use of power, respectful feedback, and zero tolerance for discrimination or abuse

You’re used to working magic with a limited set of resources through your creative ideas, drive for results and ability to galvanise commitment from both internal and external stakeholders.

What we offer:

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including

• A workplace that embraces intersectional feminist principles

• Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay

• Over 4 weeks paid holiday a year

How to apply

How to apply:

To start the application process please visit our website via the link and apply online:


Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please do not apply as we only consider candidates if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

About us:

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice.

ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity. Suitably qualified women leaders and people of colour are encouraged to apply.