Save The Children

Research and Evidence Adviser

Save The Children

Job Description

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Join us as a Research and Evidence Adviser and play a key role in helping children realise their right to access inclusive and effective social protection programmes.

  • We are Save the Children. We fight for children every single day so that they can make their mark on the world and build a better future. We stand side by side with children in the toughest places to be a child. We do whatever it takes to make sure they survive, get protection when they're in danger, and have the chance to learn.
  • Save the Children UK (SCUK) has embarked on an ambitious strategy to maximise beneficial outcomes for children leading up to 2030, called ‘Ambition for Children 2030'. We recognise that a stronger evidence base and analytical capacity to generate, use and manage evidence on what works, where and how will be key to delivering this agenda. Research and evidence are central to delivering change through innovation, influencing, working at scale and in partnerships.
  • The Evidence and Learning team drives our organisational strategy and systems in this area and works closely with colleagues in the global Save the Children movement to ensure a coordinated, efficient and strategic global approach. The Research and Evidence Adviser's main responsibility will be to support the Design, quality and uptake of research linked to Save the Children's development and humanitarian programmes. This will comprise coordinating research Fundraising and partnerships, supporting system- and capacity-building for delivering quality, ethical research, and for maximising the uptake and use of research and evidence generated by Save the Children. The role will be involved in SC UK's wider evidence and learning strategy and, where possible, will participate in or lead relevant activities for the wider Save the Children movement.
What is involved in this role? As a Research and Evidence Adviser you will strengthen the quality and use of SC UK-supported research in order to improve our current and future programmes, and to inform relevant policy and advocacy work for our strategic priorities. You will
  • Drive impact and change through contributing to research proposals as well as strategies, systems, and partnerships for research.
  • Contribute to Save the Children evidence efforts, working collaboratively with colleagues in Save the Children International and other Save the Children members around the world.
  • Support the inclusion of thorough ethical measures in research and evaluations: this will include acting as focal point for SCUK's Research and Evaluations Ethics Committee, developing/ delivering trainings, guidance and engage with other Save the Children entities to drive towards a global standard.
  • Ensure that Save the Children is contributing to and learning from developments across the sector linking closely with academic partners and other bodies committed to research, evidence and associated impact.
What do you need to be successful? You will have a passion for developing and implementing ethical research, evidence and learning systems to continually develop and improve our evidence and learning through to strengthen the design, quality and uptake of research and evidence that drives the development and impact of our programmes. As a pro-active, methodical and innovative thinker, you'll be experienced in supporting the development of research and evidence strategy and systems in partnerships. You will also have an outstanding attention to detail and great communications skills, whilst adhering to the highest levels of research quality, rigour and integrity.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure. Closing date: 17th February 2020
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