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Senior Research and Learning Manager

Save the Children


Posted 2 weeks ago


Join the UKHIH as a Senior Research and Learning Manager to shape the future of humanitarian innovation


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£46350 - £49955

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London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester or homebased in the UK - Hybrid

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Expires at anytime

The UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub (UKHIH), a pioneer in bridging the gap between research, policy, and practical humanitarian innovation, is looking for a Senior Research and Learning Manager to join their team. This role offers the unique opportunity to contribute to a dynamic organization dedicated to fostering learning and informed, evidence-based humanitarian practices. UKHIH operates in a high-energy environment, making it an exciting time to come aboard and drive transformative initiatives within the humanitarian sector.

  • Lead and manage research projects in humanitarian innovation.
  • Enhance learning and integrate evidence-based practices into our work.
  • Provide technical expertise in innovation and systems change.
  • Build and coordinate networks to promote new methodologies.
  • Develop advocacy and communication strategies.
  • Substantial experience in research and innovation.
  • Technical expertise in innovation practice and systems change.
  • Strong ties within the humanitarian research community.
  • Skilled in partner outreach and network building.
  • Must have the right to work and reside in the UK.

The UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub (UKHIH ) is seeking a highly skilled Senior Research and Learning Manager on a fixed term basis until end March 2025 to join our dynamic team and contribute towards our efforts in bridging research, policy, and practice within the realm of humanitarian innovation, working in a fast-paced environment.

The role entails leading cutting-edge research initiatives, fostering learning, and ensuring that our work is informed by evidence-based practices. You will be providing technical expertise in research and innovation, particularly in the areas of innovation practice and systems change. You will also be building and coordinating networks and using various advocacy and communication strategies to promote innovative ways of working.

Job requirements include extensive experience in research and innovation, technical expertise in innovation practice and systems change, strong connections in the humanitarian research community, and proficiency in partner outreach and network building.

Candidates must have the independent right to work in UK and be resident in the UK at the time of appointment as we are unable to support visa sponsorship for this role.

Elrha is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Elrha is a remote first organisation and aims to promote flexible working practices wherever possible. Other than the expectation to attend occasional team meetings in person at our office locations in Cardiff and London, employees can choose to work either in their designated office base or at their home within the UK.

As well as our flexible working ethos, our staff benefit from all of the SCUK rewards and benefits listed on the careers page. These include minimum 5% employer pension contribution (3% employee contribution) , life cover, organisational sick pay, family friendly pay and leave schemes; incremental increase in annual leave (25 day basic entitlement) depending on length of service, opportunities for learning and development, a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and retail discounts platform.


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