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- Save the Children
- Washington, DC
- Non Profit
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This position provides support to the Livelihoods Department for program design and evaluation as well as for broader research and learning objectives. The incumbent will assist in developing a research and learning strategy to build the livelihoods evidence base, support the design and management of programmatic learning activities, develop and support implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools, engage with academic and other partners (including SCI members), disseminate findings within and beyond SC, and support proposal development for research funds. Primary responsibilities of this position support efforts to inform and develop quality livelihoods and food security programs and to measure impact at Save the Children.
The Specialist assists the Livelihoods department in identifying evidence gaps in the livelihoods and food security evidence base and in developing a comprehensive strategy for livelihoods research; create, review, and provide theoretical and practical guidance/training on relevant data collection tools and indicators for inclusion in research and M&E activities. Build capacity of field staff to implement research projects and use findings/lessons learned, work with other departments to build evidence on linkages between Livelihoods and Nutrition, Health, HIV, Child Protection and Education; help build capacity of Livelihoods Department staff to integrate research into program design, M&E system design, and Management Information Systems (MIS) development; identify and liaise with academic institutions and research partners (global north and south, FANTA, TOPS, etc.), and leverage their expertise in project design and evaluation, systematize the identification, documentation and sharing of Livelihoods program findings, assist in ensuring that research is effectively linked to advocacy in order to bring about changes in policy at scale. Assist in program design for research proposals and write “research components” of larger proposals.
Master’s degree in economics, international development, public health, or a related field required. 3-5 years of experience in international development, as well as practical experience in impact evaluation and field research (experimental, quasi-experimental, non-experimental, and qualitative). Excellent knowledge and practical experience in quantitative research methods and data analysis, including survey design, questionnaire development, survey management, and statistical analysis. High level proficiency with Stata or R required. Overseas experience a plus. Experience in report writing, dissemination and communication and excellent writing and communications skills in English. Ability to work under tight deadlines, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and work with multi-cultural teams. 20-25% travel required.
Full Time Regular
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In 2010, we improved the lives of over 64 million children in need in the United States and around the world. Our goal is to reach more than 74 million children annually by the year 2012. Join our dedicated and diverse staff committed to improving the well-being of children.
Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity
Submit resume and cover letter on-line at www.savethechildren.org under "Careers"