Impact Advisor (3116)

  • Division:
    Global Programmes
  • Department:
    Programme Policy & Quality
  • Team:
    Programme Policy & Quality Directorate
  • Location:
    Farringdon London, with International travel
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Full / Part Time:
  • Salary:
  • Contract Duration:
    September 2018
  • Closing Date:
    30 April 2017

We are looking for a proactive and effective Impact Advisor to support and strengthen the generation, capture and use of high quality data to help deliver evidence-based, innovative and impactful programmes for children.

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 an Impact Advisor based in our London office, you will sit within the Business Partnerships Team at Save the Children UK. This is an exciting new team, which generates evidence and learning from our existing business partnerships to inform the development of innovative new programming, influencing how Save the Children as a whole engages with the private sector. Working with the Senior Impact Advisor, Country Office Teams, Health, Livelihoods and Education advisors, you will strengthen global evidence and learning processes across several of our high-profile business partnerships. These partnerships include GlaxoSmithKline, Reckett Benckiser and Unilever which support a range of multi-sectoral programmes focused on health and livelihoods across 25+ countries.

You will work with Country Offices to improve the quality of M&E systems at the project level, while also having the opportunity to design and lead strategic research aimed at generating evidence on 'what works' when engaging in these kinds of innovative business partnerships. You will also help ensure that this learning is put into practice. This is an exciting opportunity to help test new approaches to monitoring, evaluation and learning which respond to the opportunities created by innovative partnerships with business, putting in place best practice systems for turning evidence and learning into action.

You will:

  • Quality assure and strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems for partnership projects
  • Design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems for partnership workstreams
  • Lead multi-country comparative research and case studies to fill key evidence gaps
  • Build monitoring, evaluation and learning capacity of country and project staff across multiple countries
  • Support high quality global meta-analysis and maintain result databases for key partnerships
  • Support the management of global external evaluations or consultants
  • Engage with diverse internal and external stakeholders to share learning and advocate for best practice around learning and evidence for business partnerships.

To be successful in this role, you will have a postgraduate degree in international development, NGO management, research or equivalent. You will be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of monitoring and evaluation, as well as knowledge management and learning, and will have substantial practical experience of designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating frameworks in developing countries. A proven project manager and initiative-taker, you will additionally have:

  • Practical experience using evidence-based learning to improve project implementation and design
  • Practical experience leading evaluation research, using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Practical experience collecting qualitative and quantitative data in developing countries
  • High degree of self-motivation, top-notch communication and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, to diplomatically engage with a range of stakeholders on key activities, while still meeting tight deadlines
  • Working fluency in French
  • Practical experience in the fields of international development, health and livelihoods, including an understanding of issues surrounding corporate social responsibility and the role of the private sector in development.

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: 30th April 2017


 Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.


Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:


  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role


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