Research & Evidence Advisor - Child Rights Governance

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Research and Evidence Advisor, Child Rights Governance at London or any existing Save the Children International office location.


The Research & Evidence Advisor is responsible for leading the research and monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (REALM) efforts of Save the Children’s child rights governance work. The Advisor is responsible for measuring the performance and impact of our thematic work in this area, which includes work on monitoring of child rights, good governance and public investment in children/ fair financing. The role holder is also responsible for identifying, defining and accompanying robust research, evidence and learning agendas for common approaches that clearly demonstrate evidence-based practice, bring evidence and data from the country and regional levels up and contribute to bridging the global evidence gap both internally in Save the Children and externally in the wider sector. They will work to ensure that research and evidence is used in support of relevant strategic goals, and will provide technical leadership to deliver on Save the Children’s commitment to strengthening children’s leadership of and participation in research.

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.



  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of technical and program issues in development and humanitarian contexts, preferably applied to the Child Rights Governance thematic area (e.g. monitoring and hold governments accountable for commitments to child rights, budget analysis and influencing, social accountability)
  • Curiosity and an orientation towards using data and evidence to drive continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the design and implementation of global monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Proven ability to develop and apply monitoring and evaluation plans to determine program results and monitor impact within an international organization
  • Demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative data, including but not limited to research design, data collection, analysis and presentation, and communication of results
  • Knowledge and experience in capacity building around monitoring and evaluation, research and learning
  • Familiarity with issues of child participation, child safeguarding, ethics and data protection in relation to research
  • Experience using software packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and data analysis programs (e.g., SPSS, STATA)
  • Ability to adopt a proactive and creative approach to problem solving and strategic thinking working closely with colleagues as required to offer solutions and deliver results
  • Ability to influence, collaborate and liaise with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and act with credibility, tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to summarize, synthesise and present technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain relationships with key individuals and groups within and external to the organization
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and maintain focus to achieve results
  • Ability to maintain a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure
  • Verbal and written fluency in English
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% of the time


Additional languages, particularly French, Spanish and/or Arabic.

We can offer circa £41,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in London or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 4 Mar 2022

Closing date: 6 Jul 2022 - 04:59 +06

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Business Support

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

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