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  • Posted: Jul 9, 2019
    Deadline: Jul 12, 2019
  • The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries
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    Research and Evaluation Specialist (Re-advertisement)

    Role Purpose: The Research and Evaluation Specialist will provide leadership in appraising country program evidence and learning needs and in implementing a Country Office Evidence and Learning agenda. Using operational and empirical approaches to research and evaluation, the Research and Evaluation Specialist will ensure a deep dive into programmes and their relationship with community dynamics to determine and document impact at individual, community and structural levels. He/She will ensure that learning from Research and Evaluation is used to improve program quality, inform evidence based program design, drive innovation, and inform policy and advocacy work in both the humanitarian and development sectors to deepen the impact of our work on children’s lives. He/Sh e will establish linkages with funding and academic institutions and position Somalia Country Office as a thought leader and influencer around our breakthroughs for children (survive, learn and protect).

    In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

    Contract Duration: 2 years with possibility for extension

    Qualifications and Experience

    Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Economics, International Development or related field required, a PhD is desirable.


    • 10 plus years’ experience in designing and implementing rigorous Research and impact evaluation especially those that use Randomised Control Trial (RCT) designs in development settings.
    • Proven ability to analyse complex datasets e.g quantitative panel data using robust statistical analysis or models.
    • Demonstrated success in raising funds to implement a research agenda.; doctoral level academic competence is desirable.
    • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of designing and managing high level researches and evaluations for behaviour change related studies will be desirable.
    • 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
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and an ability to produce and disseminate research and evaluation outputs to variety of audiences using effective approaches.
    • Strong inter-organisational skill such as networking including donors and academia, negotiation and communication.
    • Willing and able to travel time to Somalia/Somaliland to support field teams as security permits.
    • High level of fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
    • Commitment to Save the Children International values.

    Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

    To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

    Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply


    Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Save the Children on to apply
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