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Strategy, Research and Learning Manager (SAVE THE CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL)

Job Summary

The Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC) partners with selected ethnic and monastic education providers to strengthen their capacity to deliver and sustain good quality learning opportunities for hard-to-reach children in Myanmar.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements



 Design and lead a new in-house Strategy, Research and Learning Unit, which will be responsible for

collating and integrating learning and research into strategic decision-making and adaptive management

processes, ensuring MEC is able to rapidly identify and respond to contextual changes.

 Manage the implementation and co-ordination of MEC’s complexity-aware strategies, ensuring an

effective and efficient cross-team approach e.g quarterly reviews, the annual reflection, learning and

planning sessions (RLPs) and mid-term reviews with partners.

 Manage the implementation of mechanisms for MEC strategic expansion, such as partner or thematic

scoping and/or support the implementation of the use of funding for strategic growth.

 Support cross-team and partner collaboration for healthy and effective co-ordination with external

stakeholders and interested parties


 Manage continual rigorous monitoring and analysis of the broader political economy to enable MEC

to navigate the complex environment and adapt programming and approaches accordingly and in line

with conflict sensitive principles.

 Support the design of, and manage MEC’s research projects, inclusive of thematic and operational


 Disseminate findings and research on the role of complementary education systems and an evidence

base to demonstrate their value.


 Design, and manage the implementation of processes to ensure learning and planning are linked and

used to enhance adaptive, performance-based management

 Design and implement the MEC learning agenda, utilising a key stakeholder- led appaorch, and ensuring

collaboration and co-ordination with broader stakeholders,


 Degree in a relevant field (such as social sciences, research, education, strategy, management) or

evidence of equivalent experience across the key areas of focus

 5 years experience in the development, education or humanitarian sectors, or strategic management

in a relevant sector

 3 years experience in a management role, with demonstrated experience in contributing to strategy

development in complex projects

 Demonstrated experience in the management and delivery of high-quality and targeted research

projects, including ensuring effective and efficient resource allocation

 Experience in the education sector highly desirable

 Substantial experience in steering and adapting a complex program, including ensuring relevant and

regular data collection, analysis and learning events in close collaboration with partner organizations;

 Significant experience of working collaboratively with a range of partners and stakeholders

 Experience in supervising multi-cultural teams and collaborating with inter-disciplinary teams;

 Demonstrated ability to analyse information, evaluate options, draw conclusions and to think and plan


 Ability to work on one’s own initiative with a proactive approach to problem-solving.

 Strong work-ethic, personal effectiveness and integrity;

 Highly proficient in English, Myanmar and one or more ethnic languages

 Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;

 Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including child


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