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Research Associate Jobs at Save the Children

Contract Duration: 12 months
Location: Nairobi

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.

Responsibilities for the Research Associate Job

  • The Research Associate will be required to support research activities under the review of strategies for integrating Child Protection (CP) and Child Rights Governance (CRG) in primary education programmes of Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland. The project is to be implemented in collaboration with CP, CRG and Education technical teams of the Country Office (CO), and with SC Norway. The purpose of the research is to assess the feasibility and expected effectiveness of various potential CP/CRG initiatives to integrate in Education programmes.
  • The research Associate, with the support of the Director of REALM (Research, Evaluation, Analysis, Learning and Monitoring) and Research Advisory Group, will be based at Nairobi with frequent visits required to collect data and hold workshops in all three areas (Somaliland, Puntland, and South & Central Somalia). The specific activities include literature review, data collection tools development, conduct training to enumerators, facilitate participatory strategy review workshops, data analysis and drafting report.
  • Working closely with the Director of REALM, the Research Associate will support the day-to-day research activities under the project. He/she will bring a high level of technical competence and experience in order to supervise all field activities focused on data collection and data processing. He/she will be responsible for ensuring adequate planning for fieldwork and commitment to agreed deadlines. In addition, he/she will support analysis and reporting using collected data.
  • The Research Associate will play a central role in training of field research staff for the project with supports from Area MEAL Managers. In addition, he/she will be responsible for ensuring technical competence and capacity building of the field staff.

Research Associate Job Qualifications

  • At least Bachelor degree in economics, education, development studies or relevant discipline.
  • Two years of experience in similar research-focused positions.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of designing and managing research studies.
  • Proven experience in research methodologies, including qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Familiar with computer adapted data collection platforms
  • Conversant with data analysis software, preferably STATA.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, strategically and analyse complex information and offer creative, practical and effective solutions
  • Fluency (verbal and written) in English is essential.
  • Commitment to Save the Children International values.
  • Able and willing to live and work in harsh environments.


How to Apply

Please apply by following this link in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. This role closes on 17TH November 2016. 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.