TERMS: Fixed-term contract until March 2023
Are you a research professional with a deep understanding of the humanitarian sector? Are you committed to improving humanitarian outcomes and do you believe that research and innovation should be at the centre of efforts to improve humanitarian effectiveness? Could you oversee a portfolio of world-class research and learning products?
The UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub (the Hub) is looking to recruit a highly effective Research and Learning Lead to join our team and steer the Hub’s efforts to bridge research, policy and practice in humanitarian innovation. The role aims at supporting to accelerate high-impact innovation processes, convene strategic and operational learning and oversee a portfolio of world-class research and learning products. To be successful, you will need strong research skills and a real commitment to achieving effective outcomes for people affected by crises.
The UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub is a new initiative, so we are ideally looking for someone who is experienced in start-ups and feels comfortable in an evolving environment, as the work of the Hub continues to grow and develop. You will have excellent research, project management and communication skills, as well as a strong understanding of the humanitarian innovation sector.
The Hub is hosted by Elrha and is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). It is intended to be a convening mechanism to promote collaboration across the UK and provide a more coherent, accessible, and impactful innovation offer from the UK to the international humanitarian community. In doing so, the Hub facilitates a network of UK humanitarian innovators focused on new and improved processes and technologies that will make humanitarian action more effective and efficient.
If you feel you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, please review the full job description for further details. Please ensure you tailor your CV to highlight appropriate skills and experience to the role/ complete the personal statement to explain how you feel you meet the requirements of the role and why you feel this is the next career move for you.
Elrha Benefits & Rewards Summary
Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support projects that go on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis. We are based in the UK, but our roles have a global reach. We’re an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, working closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.
Elrha employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. In early 2022 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.
We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
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 such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
Salaries and benefits
Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees would normally be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Elrha is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.
Elrha also has a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday entitlement which increases year on year, 5% employer pension contribution (3% employee contribution) and life cover.
Any Employment with Elrha will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
Elrha is a wholly owned subsidiary of Save the Children. We are able to benefit from a range of support services provided by Save the Children UK, including recruitment systems. For this reason you will be directed to Save the Children UK’s job portal upon clicking ‘apply’.
Please ensure you read the full job description and complete the Personal Statement as requested in the application process. We look forward to hearing from you.
Closing date: 14 November 2021
Interviews: w/c 22 November 2021
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