Chief Analyst

The Opportunity 

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Chief Analyst - Maternity Cover at any existing Save the Children International office location (home based).


Overall lead for Save the Children’s Humanitarian Information, Data and Analysis team. This includes leadership of the Context Analysis and Foresight Unit (CAFU) through direct management of two global analysts and the networked management and coordination of a team of regional, country, and ‘surge’ analysts. The CAFU team delivers high quality and insightful analyses. CAFU also provides methodological support to Country, National and Regional teams on analytical tools and techniques (e.g., scenario building and planning) and thought leadership on key humanitarian issues, contributions that are essential to the delivery of Save the Children’s humanitarian strategy. 

In addition, the Chief Analyst is responsible for the strategic direction and workplan implementation of Save the Children’s Humanitarian data team. This team is responsible for the systematic collection, collation, review and dissemination of humanitarian data, both to accurately capture humanitarian needs and trends, and adequately document the humanitarian work we are implementing to inform resource allocation and decision-making.

Jointly, under the Chief Analyst’s leadership, CAFU Analysts and the Humanitarian data team provide Save the Children’s movement with a wide range of products building upon both external and internal data and insights to ensure that our humanitarian work is data-informed and context-specific, allowing for pro-active and strategic decisions. 



  • Higher level education degree, Masters or above, in a relevant field

  • Record of research, peer reviewed publications and writing on humanitarian and development issues 

  • Good knowledge of analytical methodologies, approaches and tools 

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills 

  • At least 5-7 years direct experience working at country or regional level humanitarian and development structures 

  • Superiour ability to work across a network of internal and external stakeholders to build a common vision and coordinate actions 

  • Demonstrated experience mobilizing resources for humanitarian or development programming, including developing concept notes to full proposals

  • Excels at project management, including establishing systems and processes to promote consistent implementation and timeline follow-up to deliver in scope, on time, and within budget 

  • Experience managing staff and teams to drive high performance and results, while fostering a supportive and positive remote work environment

  • Wide experience and comfort in external representation and strategic collaboration with partners, institutional and private donors, as well as international multilateral organizations 

  • Significant ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt work plans depending on external opportunities; ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple demands while maintaining high-quality standards 

  • Demonstrated commitment to the Save the Children mission and values 

  • Fluent spoken and written English 

We can offer circa £60,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply. 

This role can be based in 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. 

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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 copy of the full role profile can be found 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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Date advertised: 20 Sep 2022

Closing date: 17 Oct 2022 - 05:44 +0545

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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