Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
As the Research Manager you will lead, deliver and support high quality research on Plan International’s focus areas set in terms of the new Global Strategy to 2022, in collaboration with research team members, MER Specialists from the 75+ Programme Countries, as well as external consultants who may be appointed from time to time.
You will, in consultation with the Director of Research, plan, lead and undertake global research needed in support of the development of guidelines, policy and position papers, programme development and organisational learning; publish in respected journals to inform and improve Plan’s programmes; and use research from across the organisation to increase Plan’s organisational learning and thought leadership in its focus areas both internal and external.
With demonstrable experience preferably in research methods, development studies or a related subject.
A good understanding of international development issues and experience of working in international development.
Considerable experience of and skills of mixed methods or quantitative research
Good project management skills, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work to tight deadline
Excellent interpersonal skills, working with people from different cultures and in different time zones, with integrity and honesty; experience working in a multi-cultural environment
Understanding and commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. As well as demonstrable experience in research ethics and data collection with children and vulnerable people
Fluent in English; excellent English writing skills, for both research and communication purposes.
Location: Global Hub, Woking. Where you must have the pre-existing right to live and work
Type of Role: Permanent
Reports to: Director of Research and Knowledge Management
Closing date: 17 June 2020. Interviews to take place w/c 22 June via Skype