Country: Somalia
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 25 Apr 2022

Title: Research Advisor – Somalia Country Office

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Dimensions:

Role holder will work closely with Senior Leadership Team, Country and Regional Technical and Operations teams. The position is expected to be CO facing in approach, Movement facing in outlook, and to work collaboratively with Technical Experts, Programme Operations, Advocacy/ Campaigns, Business Development, Awards and HR. The Country Office has a diverse portfolio of humanitarian and development programs covering seven sectors: Health, Nutrition, WASH, FSL, Livelihoods, Education, Child Protection, and Child Rights Governance and with annual expenditure of more than USD$80 Million


The role holder is responsible for identifying; defining and leading the rollout of the Research, Evidence and Learning Agenda, generating evidence to facilitate realization of the Country Strategic Goals. The Research Advisor will provide leadership and guidance on suitable operational and empirical methods to research. Working closely with the REALM, Technical and Operational leadership, S/he will ensure that generated evidence is used to improve program quality, adapt programme designs, drive innovation, and inform policy and advocacy work in both the humanitarian and development work to deepen the impact of our work on children’s lives. He / She will establish linkages with local research and academic institutions, government line ministries, funding and academic institutions and position the Country Office as a thought leader and influencer around our breakthroughs for children (survive, learn and protect) and learning hub.


Reports to: Head of Research, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning & Monitoring (Head of REALM)

Staff directly reporting to this post: Research Managers



* A post graduate qualification in Statistics, Economics, Biostatistics, Research Methods, Data Science or a related field

Experience and Skills

At least seven (7) years progressive experience managing successful humanitarian or academic research programs,
Strong understanding of quantitative research methods and their corresponding statistical analysis methods
Experience in designing and managing abstract research such as randomised community trials
Proven ability to analyse complex datasets such as panel survey data.
High level of proficiency in statistical packages such as SAS, R, Stata
Familiar with difference in difference analysis, survival analysis and regular regression analysis
Demonstrated success in raising funds to implement a research agenda
Lead researcher or led publications in any one of the following sectors; Education, Nutrition, Health, Child Protection, WASH, Food Security or Livelihoods in humanitarian or academic settings.
Strong people management skills (experience in managing a technical team)
Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; professionalism, flexibility and ability to work to realistic deadlines, creative thinking, results driven, foreseeing risks.
Strong inter-organisational skill such as networking including donors and academia, negotiation and communication.
Strong communication and presentation skills, along with excellent report writing skills, Verbal and written fluency in English and Somali

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Application will be closed on 25th April 2022

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


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