Research Officer

  • Contract
  • Somalia
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Save the Children

Title: Research Officer- Somali National

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection, and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


Role holder will work closely with SC Somalia/Somaliland Office ICCM, Nutrition and Health, Advocacy/Campaigns, Business Development, Awards and Supply Chain and Ops teams. The position is expected to work collaboratively with technical experts from Somalia/Somaliland Country Office, SC UK, Programme Operations, as well a local University in Somaliland, relevant government departments and the University College London of the UK. The post holder will coordinate research activities and deliverables across the different teams to efficiently implement a cluster randomized control trial of iCCM+ in selected districts from Somaliland. Save the Children works in all regions in Somaliland, with a current staff complement of approximately 180 staff and an expenditure of approximately US$30 million each year.

Location: Hargeisa


  • Undergraduate qualification in Nutrition or Health (essential), Statistics, Biostatistics, Research Methods, Data Science, or a related field
  • Postgraduate qualifications in similar related fields are an added advantage
  • At least 3 years’ experience in an international NGO preferably in research, monitoring and evaluations.
  • Experience with good nutrition background and quantitative research
  • Experience of running and collecting a continues data and managing the survey implementation and data entry process
  • Have a proven record in managing computer assisted personal interviews (CAPI) on platforms like ODK, Kobo Toolbox, and ONA etc.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Statistical packages like STATA or SPSS
  • Traceable experience in nutrition data management and cleaning on data from CMAM
  • Good computer skills including use of the MS Office package.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage relationships with partner organizations
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, along with excellent report writing skills,
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in Somali and English languages.
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

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


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.

How to apply

Please follow this link to apply:

Closing date: 9/7/2022