Full time (flexible working options available)
Location: UK or Kenya
Closing Date: 29 March 2023
Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for an influential individual with experience in identifying and leading research initiatives that inform locally led action and driving forward Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning projects within the humanitarian/international development sector to join us as our Head of Research and Evidence in our Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA) where you will head up the research and evidence function of the HLA and develop and build a new team.
Please Note: This role can be based in the UK or Kenya (you will need to have the right to work in either the UK or Kenya)
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
The Head of Research and Evidence will head up the research and evidence function of the HLA which is responsible for demonstrating the impact of best practice to influence change in the sector/ partner organisations and to enable the HLA to strongly influence and support the localisation agenda.
You will be responsible for positioning the HLA as the thought leader in humanitarian learning, using robust evidence and research to shift policy and practice across the sector. You will provide key understanding of emerging and future trends within the sector from a capacity strengthening & learning perspective and provide strategic direction of the HLA's resulting focus.
Internally, the role will strengthen our impact and evidence work at portfolio level, through systems strengthening and strategic technical support. You will drive change in our data management and the team's culture and practice in relation to the role is accountable for understanding and improving the HLA's results for learners and partners and overall impact of the team's work.
In this role, you will:
As a line manager overseeing research and evidence
As a member of the HLA's Management Team
To be successful, it is important that you have:
To learn more about the position, please review the Job Description in the attached Documents on our website.
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.
Closing date: 29/03/23
To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.
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 not 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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