Associate Director, Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research

This position heads up the Livelihoods Department Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research team.  It provides leadership to the development of ME systems and processes, for building research and ME capacity in both the department and livelihoods programs in the field, and for developing our research program.  The position will build partnerships with universities and other research organizations to develop our evidence base and will write proposals to bring in funding to fund the department’s research agenda.


Lead the development of SC’s livelihoods research agenda:  Build partnerships with research organizations and design specific research projects for priority areas.
Work with Country Offices and Livelihoods Department staff to identify, define and document key indicators for monitoring and evaluating results within livelihoods programs in both development and emergency contexts.
Participate in and contribute to technical meetings in order to learn from key stakeholders as well as to share findings from SC’s DME efforts in livelihoods and food security programming.
Participate in the planning and delivering of DME training for Livelihoods staff and others in the field and in WWO.
Assist in program design and in developing ME frameworks and implementation plans for Livelihoods and Food Security proposals.
Write proposals, in conjunction with partner research organizations, to fund specific research projects within Livelihoods and Food Security.
Represent the Livelihoods Department on the DME Working Group and participate in advising on agency DME policy.


Master’s degree in international development or related field required
Requires 5-8 years of experience in international development, including three years of experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation of international programs;
Overseas experience a plus;
Knowledge of data analysis, including interpretation of program results indicators;
Excellent PC/database skills and knowledge of current statistical packages;
Knowledge of and/or experience with results frameworks, ME plans, and program evaluations;
Experience in designing research programs;
Experience in developing funding proposals;
Understanding of USAID and other donor programming priorities and technical requirements;
Experience in developing training programs including curriculum design, presentation and teaching skills, and training-of-trainers methods;
Ability to give effective and engaging presentations to groups and individuals;
Excellent writing and communications skills in English;
Ability to work under tight deadlines, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and effectively work with multi-cultural teams.

Employee Type

Full – Time

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In 2010, we improved the lives of over 64 million children in need in the United States and around the world. Our goal is to reach more than 74 million children annually by the year 2012.  Join our dedicated and diverse staff committed to improving the well-being of children.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more.

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity

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