Regional Evaluation Specialist, Asia (Homebased in Asia)

The Opportunity

Save the Children International works in all contexts to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and create lasting change in children’s lives. Programe Quality, Evidence and Impact (PQEI) is a core function in all Save the Children International programmes globally, representing our commitment to accountability and transparency, and is crucial aspect of quality programme management within Save the Children. The primary role of the Evaluation Specialist will be to design and conduct evaluations of high priority programs, advocacy and campaigning work that Save the Children is conducting in the Asia Pacific region. This includes interventions both within and across countries, to inform Save the Children on the impact and efficiency of our programming and facilitate meta-analysis.

Key Responsibilities

Evidence-based programming and decision making

  • Design, conduct and commission systematic evidence reviews on effective programs and interventions, applying implementation science methodology and appropriate qualitative methodology, to inform the design and adaptation of Save the Children programs.
  • Lead project teams to develop evidence-based program logics and apply robust theory of change incorporating child-rights and lifecycle approaches, as well as causal pathways represented by Save the Children’s Global Results Framework, which measures success against our three Breakthrough ambitions: that all children survive, have the chance to learn, and are protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • Support technical advisors and project teams to use standardised indicators and measures that support meta-analyses across projects and are valid, reliable, sensitive and culturally appropriate in terms of acceptability and interpretability in different contexts and communities. 

Evaluation 

  • Project manage both short and long-term evaluations to ensure they are delivered on time and to a high standard.
  • Lead project teams to develop Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks, including Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) plans that detail process, output and outcomes indicators and measures, as well as data sources and operational requirements for collecting, analysing and reporting data for evaluation.
  • Design, conduct and commission complex program evaluations, including process/implementation evaluations, experimental and quasi-experimental outcome evaluations, and cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness evaluations to inform Save the Children on the impact and efficiency of our programming.
  • Design, conduct and commission evaluations of Save the Children’s policy, advocacy, and campaigning work to demonstrate impact and lessons learnt.
  • Lead project teams to develop data collection tools such as surveys and interview or focus group discussion questionnaires.
  • Develop sampling, participant recruitment and data collection implementation guidance for project teams to undertake.
  • Conduct quantitative data and qualitative data analysis.
  • Produce evaluation reports and learning products such as fact sheets, policy briefs, policy position papers, publications, etc. and, work with the Communications Team to identify attractive and child-friendly ways of packaging such products. 

Ethical research

  • Lead study submissions to the Ethics Review Committee, ensuring ethical, inclusive, gender sensitive research practices and child-safeguarding and protection are at the forefront of all activities throughout the study cycle.
  • Lead the development and approval of Data Protection Impact Assessments and Plans, ensuring responsible data management and GDPR compliance throughout the study cycle.

Partnerships, capacity building and training 

  • Work effectively with large and diverse project teams comprised of Save the Children staff and external partners located in different countries and with multidisciplinary areas of expertise.
  • Provide research and evaluation training, capacity building and technical advice to MEAL staff across Asia.
  • Work across country offices across Asia to promote robust use of evidence and a strong learning culture is built systemically into the design, approval, implementation and review of programmes.

Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences or relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience in designing and managing evaluation of programs
  • At least 7 years of experience in data collection, data management, and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to use MS-Office (in particular Excel)
  • Demonstrated ability to use STATA or other statistical software
  • Demonstrated ability to use NViVO or other qualitiative software (desired)
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Demonstrated report writing skills.
  • High level of fluency in English, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to give professional support and direction to others.
  • Strong remote-working abilities.
  • 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).

 Desirable

  • Experience working for an international humanitarian or development agency.
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant region/context.
  • Experience and knowledge of Save the Children’s structure, mandate and child focus.

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

Closing Date for Application: 20 June 2021

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.

 

 

Job description:

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Date advertised: 11 Jun 2021

Closing date: 20 Jun 2021 - 21:44 +0545

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Department: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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