- Ensuring development and monitoring of clear country strategic and country annual plans, including assisting country offices to effectively utilise reporting tools to articulate impact;
- Developing and tracking a relevant regional research strategy and plan, leading to multiple learning opportunities for COs, and effective representation of CO programme outcomes and impact in regional and global forums;
- Facilitating learning within countries based on their research strategy, but also across countries in the region and externally; and
- Coordinating inputs to global reports, initiatives and evidence agendas to learn and demonstrate results.
- 7-10 years expertise, and doctoral level academic competence is a plus, Master’s level required.
- Demonstrated credibility and influence (externally and internally) through depth and breadth of expertise; ability to give professional support and direction to senior country office staff.
- Knowledge of international humanitarian and development systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices.
- Proven intellect, creativity and judgement: original ideas; creative approach; sound judgement and ability to encourage ideas, initiative and innovation in others.
- Personal effectiveness/self-management: ability to work under time pressures, but also to allow flexibility and adapting of the research and learning agenda.
- Leadership and vision: clear vision; ability to secure commitment to vision; experience in initiating and managing change; inspiring to colleagues and model of integrity and honesty.
- Considerable proven experience in undertaking and leading the production of policy, research and evaluation outputs in similar organisations similar to Save the Children, or other development settings.
- Knowledge and demonstrated experience of designing and managing high level research and evaluations, including RCTs.
- Extensive experience in analysing the situation of children using the child rights programming/principles framework.
- Demonstrated ability to think critically, strategically and analyze complex information and offer creative, practical and effective solutions.
- Ability to quickly and competently consolidate and summarise information across multiple data sources.
- Strong written and verbal skills in English.
- Ability to make compelling and informative oral presentations.
- Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment.
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
- Commitment to Save the Children values, including safeguarding of staff and children.
- Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours when essential to success of endeavours.
- Willingness to travel within the region.
- 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
: Fixed Term
: Apr 17, 2019