£32,725 – £38,500
Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and influential individual with Monitoring and Evaluation experience to join us as our Research, Evidence and MEAL Adviser in our Humanitarian Leadership Academy where you will work with colleagues across the HLA and Save the Children Country Offices to ensure our learning solutions, programmes and methodologies are of the highest quality and underpinned by robust evidence, impact and research systems.
Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.
The Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) as part of SCUK’s humanitarian department provides high-quality humanitarian capacity strengthening for the movement, as well as the wider sector, as part of our shifting the power agenda. The HLA’s mission, as a team within the humanitarian department, is to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries, by providing quality learning opportunities. The HLA’s approach spans from focused needs-based learning in countries hit by crises to the huge international reach of our learning platform, Kaya. They are a global team that has a full suite of in-house skills to provide and develop the offer; technical and learning experts, platform specialists, a digital and design studio, communications support and more. The HLA enables SCUK to offer the most effective and impactful humanitarian capacity strengthening resource for both the Save the Children movement, the wider humanitarian sector and beyond.
About the role
As the Research, Evidence and MEAL Adviser you will support the HLA to ensure its learning solutions, products, approaches and methodologies are of the highest quality and underpinned by robust evidence, impact and research systems. Through this role you will contribute to ensuring that the team’s learning solutions and approaches are able to meet the known or anticipated learning needs of individuals, organisations and the sector in the future.
In this role, you will:
• Ensure REMEAL plans, frameworks and systems are in place and operational in all regions as per HLA REMEAL strategy.
• Manage and coordinate on high-value external consultancies delivered by the REMEAL team to improve HLA’s understanding of impact as well as research supporting decision making
• Responsible for the design, development and support the Regional Programme Officers in implementing the monitoring, tracking, accountability and reporting systems, tools and templates for the learning solutions and products functions, and for HLA strategic areas
• Advise and support in the design and collection of quantitative and qualitative data collection
• Provision of relevant data and information to support the development of compelling communications to advocate for humanitarian capacity building and to market learning programmes drawing on qualitative and quantitative data gathered
• To conduct/manage discrete research and MEAL projects for the team as and when required as well as design, commission and manage research and MEAL projects for external clients
• Develop metrics for measuring the success of learning solutions and propose changes based on results and develop mechanisms to demonstrate that all our learning design and delivery is backed by high quality evidence, that includes monitoring data as well as robust evaluations
To be successful, it is important that you have:
• Experience of conducting research and evaluations on programme impact – ideally of social change, capacity building or learning programmes
• Experience of working with and developing indicators and monitoring tools
• Strong project management skills; well organised, able to juggle multiple priorities and deliver to deadlines
• Experience of designing and implementing new policies, processes or procedures in a team which improve the way the team functions
• Strong written, visual and verbal communication skills with experience of supporting creation of marketing and communications materials, research related products and visuals for different audiences
• Exceptionally high standards of customer service with proven experience of delivering highly professional services to stakeholders
• Commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
What we offer you:
Working for a charity provides one of the best benefits there is – a sense of purpose and reward for helping others. However, we understand the importance of giving back to our employees to ensure a happy and healthy working environment and work/life balance.
• We focus on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration, health and wellbeing both in and outside of work.
• We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day. You can read more about our benefits here.
Closing date: We will be reviewing applications and interviewing on a rolling basis so please do apply as soon as possible.
Location: This role can be based internationally outside the UK provided it is in a country with a Save the Children office from which you would be able to and have the right to work – the salary will be based on local pay structures if not based in the UK. (We strongly welcome applications from candidates based in the Middle East/Asia).
Ways of Working:
Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly working from home, we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter). Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building.
On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.
Flexible Working – We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be “Free to Be Me”. We are mot looking for just one type of person – we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think.
We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences – of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability – help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.
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