Data, Evaluation & Impact Adviser

Save the Children

Wallsend, UK

30,000-£35,000

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We are looking for a proactive and solutions focused individual to join us as Data, Evaluation & Impact Adviser, working up to 4 days per week, to help establish the Wallsend Children’s Community as a centre of best practice for the sharing of data across local agencies and for the use of data to drive strategic decisions.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Data, Evaluation & Impact Adviser you will establish the Wallsend Children’s Community as a centre of best practice for the sharing of data across local agencies, for the use of data to drive strategic decisions, and for monitoring and evaluation. This will include the development and implementation of a data collection and evaluation plan for the Children’s Community, carrying out evaluations of individual interventions and supporting the Executive Lead to monitor impact. You will work closely with the external evaluation team, including supporting their national evaluation, building local evaluation capacity and maintaining a Client Monitoring System. In addition you will:

  • Build and maintain networks with data leads from across our local partner organisations
  • Develop data sharing agreements and data management protocols with a wide range of local organisations so that the Children’s Community can better track impacts and children’s needs
  • Collate and monitor localised data (to fit the Children’s Community’s geographical boundaries) and explore where child and family-level data can be linked across datasets to advise on current and future interventions
  • Draft reports for Governance Group materials and help produce other written materials
  • Use data and evaluation to create a culture of challenge and support across the Children’s Community
  • Work collaboratively with UK Programmes PDQ team on data collection, evaluation and impact and support other programmes in the Department.

To be successful you will be degree educated with equivalent postgraduate level training in statistics and data analysis. Resilient, flexible and proactive, you will have a good understanding of national and local child and family datasets with experience of using data management tools (such as Excel, R Statistics and / or SPSS) and of operating within the bounds of GDPR and Data Protection legislations. In addition you will have:

  • Experience of survey design and qualitative research and a commitment to helping children in disadvantaged areas to realise their potential
  • Experience of working with datasets in local public service systems and of developing and implementing data sharing agreements
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and representational skills in order to work with a wide range of people both internally and externally
  • Able to manage multiple demands with limited direction
  • A good understanding of the impact of poverty on children, families and neighbourhoods
  • Able to travel within the UK.

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.

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 2nd June 2019

Interviews will be held on Monday 17th June and/or Friday 31st June 2019. Candidates selected for interview will be notified by email by Wednesday 12th June 2019.


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