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Head of Research - Data, Outcomes & Economics


Lumos is an international non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded by J.K. Rowling. Our vision is of a world where all children have the opportunity to grow up and thrive in loving, nurturing, protective families.  We believe that children belong in families not orphanages and we aim to achieve our vision by 2050. We will do this by casting light onto the causes of institutionalisation and producing high-quality, compelling evidence of our long term, sustainable solutions.

Leading the newly established Data, Outcomes & Economics function, you’ll play a crucial role in building our research capability, designing and implementing new data systems and delivering rigorous insights and evaluation. Alongside overseeing a central Research Team you’ll supervise the work of researchers across our demonstration countries, in our country programmes and regional hubs by nurturing a culture of learning and continuous improvement. Sharing findings with a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences and in a range of formats will be a core part of your role to demonstrate the impact of our vision.

Whether your background is in international development, economics, social research or academia, you will bring an unwavering commitment to child rights and significant applied research experience. Technical expertise in designing effective data collection strategies, including developing sampling frames, survey instruments and standardised measures, is also required, along with the ability to adapt and apply rigorous scientific methods to diverse systems, contexts and populations. We are looking for advanced quant skills, including multivariable modelling and longitudinal datasets, and a capability in economic appraisal, evaluation and financial analysis. A postgraduate degree or equivalent applied training in a relevant discipline is essential. 

To enable us to make safer recruitment decisions we use the Disclosure & Barring Service to vet candidates as part of our selection process. 

For more information and to apply, please visit the Apply button below.

Closing date: 7 October 

Lumos is an equal opportunities employer.

Location: London
Salary: £52,000 to £62,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th September 2018
Closes: 7th October 2018
Job Ref: HQ00173389
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