Behavioral Science Research & Experimentation Manager

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 03 March 2021
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 16 March 2021

The Opportunity

The Center for Utilizing Behavioural Insights for Children (CUBIC) is a new Save the Children initiative that is guiding Save the Children country offices and Members in learning and applying a new approach, namely Behavioural Insights (BI), to increase the effectiveness of our programs and enhance impact for children. CUBIC's Behavioral Science Research & Experimentation Manager will lead behavioural insights projects in collaboration with Country Office staff, design trial process and evaluation methods, conduct power analysis and randomization, carry out formative behavioural research, and lead on data analysis.

Key Responsibilities

The Regional Behavioral Science Research & Experimentation Manager, Asia will:

1.) Lead design of experiments and evaluation methods. This will involve leading on the drafting of trial protocols, including determining which evaluation method is most appropriate (e.g. RCT, matched controlled trial, A/B test), conducting power analyses and randomization, and determining outcome measures and how data will be collected.

2.) Drive trials/projects, in collaboration with country office staff. Collaborate regularly with country office staff to help trouble shoot and make sure projects/trials are on track.

3.) Oversee the production of primary and secondary research and problem analysis to better understand and diagnose behavioural issues and barriers. This includes "on the ground" formative research (where travel is permitted and appropriate as per pandemic developments).

4.) Lead on the identification and analysis of large data sets to derive learnings and guide project/trial design.

5.) Help facilitate country office trainings, particularly sessions focused on formative research, experiments and trials. These workshops involve both an introduction to behavioural insights and behavioural science, as well as hands-on design sessions to develop the prioritized approaches for testing.

6.) Oversee the drafting of reports, case studies and academic papers to promote results of trials and advise on potential scale up.

7.) Contribute to organizational growth by supporting the development of proposals and concept notes.


* Strong quantitative, research, and data analytic skills, including demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with data analysis software such as STATA, R or Python
* Experience designing and implementing Randomized Controlled Trials in the field
* Over 5 years of previous work experience in a related field, including at least 2 years of experience working in a behavioural science-focused organization or team
* Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks and projects efficiently and a team player
* Ability to succeed, drive projects, and collaborate via a remote working structure
* Experience managing research projects in developing countries
* Excellent management, organizational, and interpersonal skills
* Embodies and promotes a growth mindset
* Fluency and excellent communication and writing skills with a mastery of English.

* PhD in related field, eg. Behavioural science, psychology, neuroscience, behavioural economics, Data Science, etc.
* Experience and/or certification in project management systems such as PMDPro, Agile, or PMP
* Proficiency in French and/or Spanish

The position is remote/home-based, however candidates must be able to join remote meetings in Asia and Africa, and may need to travel to countries in these regions when it is safe to do so. Candidates already based in Asia or Africa may be preferred.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

Closing Date for Application: 16 March 2021

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

This vacancy is archived.

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