Regional Behavioral Science Specialist, Asia

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The Opportunity

The Center for Utilizing Behavioural Insights for Children (CUBIC) is a Save the Children initiative 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 Behavioural Science Specialist will co-lead behavioural insights-focused projects with Country Office staff. Tasks include: carrying out formative behavioural research, designing, implementing and evaluating behaviourally informed interventions, conducting behavioural science workshops, and writing results for both technical and non-technical audiences, among others.

Key Responsibilities

The Behavioural Science Specialist will:

  • Carry out responsibilities for leading projects, in collaboration with country office staff such as behavioural diagnosis, and the design, implementation and evaluation of behaviourally informed interventions. He/she will coordinate regularly with country office staff to trouble shoot and make sure projects/trials are on track from beginning to end. He/she will develop the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) for each project.
    1. Behavioural diagnosis to better understand and diagnose behavioural issues and barriers. This includes leading primary and secondary “on the ground” formative research (where travel is permitted and appropriate as per pandemic developments) and the analysis of large datasets to derive learnings and guide project/trial design.
    2. Design, implement and evaluate behaviourally informed interventions. This will involve supporting the development of trial protocols, and working with country office staff to design and implement experiments that balance rigor with practical considerations. He/she will determine which evaluation method is most appropriate (e.g. RCT, matched controlled trial, A/B test), conduct power analyses and randomization, and determine outcome measures and how data will be collected.
  • Other tasks include:
    1. Support 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.
    2. Draft reports, case studies and academic papers to promote results of trials and advise on potential scale up.
    3. Contribute to organizational growth by supporting the development of proposals and concept notes.

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: 25 October 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.

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