Senior Evidence, Effectiveness and Accountability Adviser
£45,000 - £50,000
Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Then join us as Senior Evidence, Effectiveness and Accountability Adviser, lead the team that is focused on improving the quality and accountability of Save the Children’s emergency response programmes, through developing and supporting consistent, coherent and practical monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning (MEAL) approaches.
In our Humanitarian department, we fight for children every single day. We integrate emergency and development work, through our country programmes. We increase our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.
As Senior Evidence, Effectiveness and Accountability Adviser you will play a key role in drawing together a wide range of MEAL, thematic and operational ways of working to enable quality programmes to be provided to the most vulnerable children. You will lead the Evidence, Effectiveness & Accountability (EEA) team within the Humanitarian Technical Unit, including setting the EEA strategy, developing and monitoring team work plans, budgets and personal objectives. In addition you will:
- Input into organisational strategy and planning processes associated with issues associated with quality, accountability and effectiveness and MEAL activities within Save the Children UK and Save the Children International
- Lead development of MEAL policies, processes and tools that drive improvements in standards of quality, accountability and effectiveness of Save the Children emergency responses, in line with wider sector standards and other systems within Save the Children International
- Play a leadership role in ensuring that Save the Children is adequately represented in key external quality and accountability initiatives (including the development of the Core Humanitarian Standard, the UN AAP WG, HAP, CDAC Network, ALNAP, ECB etc.)
- In large emergencies, travel to the field at short notice to coordinate needs assessments, set up and manage processes to support quality and accountability of response programmes, conduct capacity building.
To be successful you will have significant experience of organisational level thought leadership across evidence, effectiveness and accountability. Flexibility and an initiative-taking attitude are key, as well as a demonstrable understanding of quality, accountability and effectiveness initiatives in the humanitarian sector. You should also have experience in using data analysis software such as SPSS or NVIVO. In addition you will have:
- Experience of capacity building and mentoring
- Significant experience and a track record of success in contributing to the delivery high quality emergency response programmes including experience in working in MEAL roles in humanitarian programmes and experience in planning and delivering evaluations
- Highly developed writing skills, both at a programmatic level (assessment reports, proposals) and a policy level (policy papers, guidance notes)
- Significant experience of people management, both directly and at distance.
At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.
To apply please visit our website.
Interviews are likely to take place on Friday 4th January and week commencing 10th January 2019
Closing date: 2nd January 2018