Social Inclusion Research Manager

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Social Inclusion Research Manager remote/London or at any existing Save the Children International office location.


Save the Children’s ambitious strategy for 2022-24 places a strong emphasis on the key role of research and evidence in driving up our impact for children, both in our programmes and in our policy, advocacy and campaigns work. To deliver on our potential as a global movement for children, we are creating a role for a transformational executive in Research and Evaluation to provide stronger strategic and technical leadership and direction to the high volume of research work that is currently carried out across different Save the Children offices, to increase the generation of global research products and secure increased funding for our research and evaluation work.

The Social Inclusion Research Manager will have overall responsibility for ensuring that the highest priority gaps in evidence needed to support the achievement of our strategic goals are identified and filled, and that high standards are achieved. This will include leading on strategic global research products; providing overall direction and support to teams on prioritising global and country-level research questions; securing funding and developing strategic partnerships to deliver research priorities; agreeing standards and procedures for producing credible and useful research and evaluation; developing staff capacity in research and evaluation; and supporting greater internal and external use of research and evidence produced across Save the Children and our partners. This role will provide thought leadership on areas such as gender, disability, social inclusion, discrimination and equity. This is a new role, within a growing Evidence and Learning (E&L) team.

In this role you will need to manage a demanding workflow with shifting priorities and be able to plan and prioritise your work appropriately. You should have excellent communication skills, able to explain complex issues clearly to non-experts and excellent attention to detail, and we welcome innovative ways of thinking and creative problem solving.


Essential :

  • Substantial demonstrated knowledge and experience of research in international development, preferably in development and humanitarian contexts
  • Technical expertise in one of the following areas: gender, disability, inclusion, community or child participation in research, equity, social inequality, advocacy and social movements, discrimination, social behavioural change
  • Experience leading GESI analysis (specifically gender and disability analysis) to inform design and to support GESI-Responsive monitoring and evaluation.
  • Familiarity with a diverse range of research methods, with demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative research design, data collection, analysis, presentation, and communication of results, preferably including cost effectiveness and economic evaluation.
  • Experience of research focused on - and preferably involving the participation of - children, and familiarity with related technical, ethical, safeguarding and responsible data management issues
  • Experience in evidence reviews, evidence gap analysis and identification of strategic research priorities and linking those to local, regional and global demand for evidence
  • Experience of establishing and managing strategic research partnerships, e.g. with academics and think tanks, and preferably from the Global South
  • Experience in capacity strengthening on research/ evaluation methods and techniques
  • Track record in ensuring research outputs are effectively communicated and used
  • Knowledge and experience in capacity building around research
  • Demonstrated ability to use software packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and data analysis programs (e.g., SPSS, STATA, NVivo)
  • 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
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain relationships with key individuals and groups within and external to the organization
  • Ability to influence and liaise with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and act with credibility, tact and diplomacy
  • Verbal and written fluency in English
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, including communication with non-technical audiences
  • Experience in collaborative working across a large and diverse organization
  • Ability to maintain a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure
  • Strong remote-working abilities.
  • Willingness and ability to travel periodically


  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to design piloting, implementation and evaluation of innovative technical tools to advance intersectional gender equality
  • Ability to train others in measurements of disability status e.g. Washington Group Set etc.
  • Additional languages, particularly French and Spanish

We can offer circa £50,000 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: 9 Sep 2022

Closing date: 21 Oct 2022 - 05:59 +06

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

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