Senior Research and Learning Manager


Are you a research professional with a deep understanding of the humanitarian sector?

Are you committed to improving humanitarian outcomes with a strongly held belief 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?

Founded in 2020, the UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub (UKHIH) is an initiative hosted by Elrha, a global organisation committed to solving complex humanitarian challenges, and is funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO).

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.

This role is critical in shaping and implementing our agenda by leading cutting-edge research initiatives, fostering learning, and ensuring that our work is informed by evidence-based practices.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Extensive Experience in Research and Innovation: You should have a strong background in designing and delivering research and/or innovative solutions, ideally with experience in communicating complex research findings to diverse stakeholders, though a record of published work is not a prerequisite.
  • Technical Expertise in Innovation Practice and Systems Change: Your role will involve providing technical expertise in research and innovation, particularly in the areas of innovation practice and systems change. You should have the ability to drive impactful strategic collaborations involving various stakeholders, including government bodies, public and private sectors, academic institutions, and NGOs.
  • Strong Connections in the Humanitarian Research Community: You should have well-established connections within the international humanitarian research community. Knowledge of existing evidence, emerging research trends, and the evolving research landscape is crucial.
  • Proficiency in Partner Outreach and Network Building: You should be adept at building and coordinating networks and have the capability to persuade others to embrace new methodologies and approaches. Your role will involve using various advocacy and communication strategies to promote innovative ways of working. If you want to be part of an organisation that creates positive change in the humanitarian sector then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed.   

Note for applicants: 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. When applying you will be taken through the Save the Children UK recruitment system. UKHIH is hosted by Elrha which is an independent subsidiary of SCUK. Please read through the job description for a detailed list of requirements, and ensure you complete the personal statement to explain how you feel you meet the requirements of the role and why you feel this is next career move for you.

DEADLINE: Sunday 7 July

INTERVIEW DATES: 17 & 18 July (online)