Closing date: 5 May 2019
Job Type: Paid
We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as Senior Economist, working closely with the Director of Evidence and Learning, to provide strategic leadership to Save the Children in the field of programme value for money.
Our Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Our Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns department uses programme and other evidence to drive impact mainly through policy change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.
As Senior Economist you will be expected to lead work within Save the Children UK and supporting the wider movement to apply rigorous and proportionate methods for the appraisal, assessment and management of value for money in our programmes and advocacy. You will support the strengthening of our learning culture, providing thought leadership on value for money and supporting the development of wider capacity to generate and use VFM analysis in the organisation. You will work with a range of stakeholders in SCUK, SC member organisations and Save the Children International (SCI) across multiple programmes and countries. In addition you will:
To be successful you will have a postgraduate qualification in development economics or related quantitative/qualitative discipline, such as economics, development evaluation, operations research or research methodology. You should also have proven skills in impact evaluations, cost-benefit/effectiveness analysis and/or value for money studies with international development projects. In addition you will have:
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.
Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.
To apply please visit our website. Closing date: 5th May 2019
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