Research and Evaluation Unit Manager

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Research and Evaluation Unit Manager in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

The Research and Evaluation (R&E) Manager is a senior member of the Global R&E Unit. The primary role is to manage a team of a team of R&E Specialists, Officers and Associates deployed to deliver studies for Save the Children.

The role of the R&E Manager is to:

  • Manage the R&E Unit staff and project portfolio/pipeline,
  • Provide a quality and timely service in communicating R&E Unit services, responding to and delivering R&E Unit requests
  • Pitch for and project manage large multi-country studies
  • Conduct R&E Unit management and Key Performance Indicator monitoring and reporting

Note that this role has limited direct involvement in conducting research, evaluations or other types of studies however, will review R& Terms of References and manage R&E projects and quality assurance.



  • Significant experience in effectively managing research, assessments and evaluations, including research proposals, pitches and partnerships.
  • High-level fluency in English, both verbal and written.
  • High-level management and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of research funding mechanisms and processes such as academic research funders, industry-funders, or large trusts and foundations
  • Experience coordinating, writing and securing research-related grants
  • Experience with procurement, contracting and budget management, including working to cost recovery and income targets
  • Experience of developing and maintaining partnerships, especially with academic partners
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail, with a flexible and initiative-taking attitude and ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload
  • Demonstrated ability to use project management-related tools and MS-Office (in particular Excel)
  • Strong track record of delivering client/ customer satisfaction
  • Ability to give professional support and direction to others.
  • Experience working effectively with diverse colleagues and managing teams in a remote-working environment.


  • Strong thematic background knowledge in at least one of Save the Children’s breakthrough areas: Survive, Learn and Be Protected; and themes (health and nutrition; child education; child protection; child poverty; and/or child rights governance).
  • Experience working for an international humanitarian or development agency.
  • Experience and knowledge of Save the Children’s structure, mandate and child focus.

We can offer circa £45,000 per annum (If based in the UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National Terms & Conditions (including pay and benefits) will apply.

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) 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 for the duration of the contract.

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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 full copy of the role profile can be found available for download 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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Job description

8 Feb 2024

22 Feb 2024 - 23:59 GMT


Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Fixed-term contract


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