Job Title: Director, Research and Evidence
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Employer: Save the Children
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Closing Date: 22/01/2017
Job Description:

We are currently looking for a Director, Research and Evidence to join us in our London office. This is a new senior leadership role in which you will provide global leadership to ensure a step change in the rigour, relevance, and strategic direction of our global evidence base so that we can fully leverage our $2bn international programming portfolio (across 120 countries), to ensure our ambitions for children, and become a knowledge leader on what works for children.


In order to be successful you will have:

  • Extensive experience in applied implementation of data and evaluation systems to improve frontline practice in the development/humanitarian context.
  • Extensive skills and experience in designing, managing and communicating quantitative and mixed method research and evaluation, using rigorous designs
  • Demonstrable experience in the areas of research and evidence strategy development and implementation
  • Proven leadership abilities, with the ability to mobilise and motivate individuals outside of your reporting line in a highly matrixed and federated environment

On a personal level you will be an inclusive and confident leader, with the gravitas to inspire and influence a wide range of stakeholders, and a belief in the mission and values of Save the Children.

This role offers a competitive salary, organisational pension scheme and 30 days' annual leave.

The organisation

It's an exciting time at Save the Children as we start the implementation of our new 15-year global strategy - Ambition for Children 2030 - which focuses on achieving three Breakthroughs: no child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday, all children learn from a quality basic education, and violence against children is no longer tolerated.

Save the Children is a federated Membership organisation with 29 Members who are based across the globe and provide Save the Children International with the funds to carry out our international programming activities.

Application information

Please apply using a cover letter and CV explaining why you would be suited to this role, and do also include your current and expected salary.

The closing date for applications is the 22nd January 2017.

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


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