Research and Data Analysis Coordinator

The Opportunity - The Research and Data Analysis Coordinator, Belgrade, Serbia, National Post Only

The Research and Data Analysis Coordinator is a new senior role within the Balkans Migration and Displacement Hub (BMDH) team which will work to ensure that Save the Children has the top-level analysis of issues affecting displaced children enabling it to respond to emerging trends appropriately through evidence-based advocacy and by designing programmes based on learning and participative processes.

The role holder is responsible for developing, coordinating, and managing a portfolio of high quality, innovative research initiatives that extend learning and inform policy and programming of Save the Children when it comes to children on the move. 

Research and Data Analysis Coordinator will utilize their excellent understanding of current global migration and displacement trends and data to lead desk and field-based research, surveys and other activities oriented towards developing evidence-based positions. Role holder will be responsible for creating different qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, and will conceptualise, theorise, and ground abstract ideas in operational realities by creating high-quality policy briefs and reports.

Research and Data Analysis Coordinator will also help maintain a strategic overview of top-line child related migration and displacement research issues, broker research collaborations within the organization, for example with the Migration and Displacement Initiative, and proactively partner with academia and the wider research community to deliver research products, and ensure knowledge management and sharing of best-practices.

Research and Data Analysis Coordinator will also be expected to work closely with the North West Balkans PDQ team, particularly the monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning activities pertaining to BMDH and programmes supporting children on the move in the Balkans.

In order to be successful you will bring/have: 

•    Extensive understanding of research methodologies, tools and instruments, both quantitative and qualitative and ability to set up research methodologies independently.
•    A demonstrable ability to develop and lead desk and field-based research, surveys and other activities oriented towards developing evidence-based positions
•    Excellent understanding of current global, regional and local migration and displacement trends, policies and data resources and knowledge of child rights, child protection and child participation issues.
•    Knowledge of application of analytical methods for measuring program and project performance.
•    A flexible, independent and initiative-taking attitude.
•    An advanced degree in political science/sociology/law or related social science subjects or an advanced degree in data science/statistics/psychology/economy with previous experience in relevant social research. Relevant and demonstrable research experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. Postgraduate research on migration or child rights will be considered a distinct advantage.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

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 current remuneration and 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.
While we thank all the applicants for the expressed interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 16 Jul 2021

Closing date: 4 Aug 2021 - 17:59 EDT

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

Department: Business Support

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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