Research & Evaluation Coordinator  (1900055E)

Title: Research & Evaluation Coordinator – Global Malnutrition Initiative Project – Somali National


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Role Purpose:

The Research & Evaluation Coordinator will lead the delivery of Somalia Country Office’s Evidence and Learning agenda in health and nutrition project focusing o on Global Malnutrition Initiative project specifically the implementation of research and evaluation studies at the target district for the project including in Mataban, Beletweyne and Gibeley field level in Somalia, and additional districts added to GMI project if emerged during the course of the year He/she will work closely with other members of the Program Development & Quality (PDQ) department to extract learning from wider research and practitioner communities to promote innovation, and ensure that learning from research and evaluations is used to improve program quality, inform evidence-based program design, drive innovation, and inform policy and advocacy work in both the humanitarian and development sectors to deepen the impact of our work on children’s lives






  • Bachelor’s degree public health epidemiology, Statistics, Economics or related field required
  • At least 4 years’ experience in designing and implementing rigorous research is required
  • Prior experience in publication research papers in per reviewed journals is added advantage.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of designing and managing researches and evaluations
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, strategically and analyze complex information and offer creative, practical and effective solutions
  • Experience of conducting mixed-method research with strong quantitative background and competent in analysing qualitative data.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing data collection Computer Assisted Personalized Interview tools such as ODK, Kobo or/and CSpro.
  • Demonstrated experience in using statistical data analysis packages such as STATA, SPSS, R or NVivo is a requirement.
  • Experience in participatory action research (PAR) is highly desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills both in English and Somali languages
  • Strong inter-organisational skill such as networking, negotiation and communication
  • High level of fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
  • Commitment to Save the Children International values.
  • Strong passion to bring changes in livelihood of children


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Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

How to Apply

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