The Marie Collins Foundation – Job Vacancy – Research Analyst (Global Protection Online Network)


The MCF is an influential charitable organisation with an enviable reputation for working tirelessly in support of children and their families to help them recover from the effects of child abuse and sexual exploitation both online and offline.

As part of their expanding reputation and global reach, MCF are developing a Global Protection online Network (GPN) of resources and support. GPN will be created for, and accessed and shared by, an international community of practitioners, policymakers, and academics. Its function is to bring this community together into a single online space, so they can collaborate, learn from each other’s experiences, and share contemporary academic research and emerging new or best practice.

This is an exciting and progressive time to join the foundation as a Research Analyst who will be responsible, as part of a team, for ensuring the GPN platform product meets the needs of the GPN user through research and analysis of user requirements and through working with technical and subject matter experts within MCF and amongst its international partners.

If you have a genuine passion to make a positive difference to children’s lives, want the opportunity to experience unrivalled job satisfaction from helping others, can demonstrate flexibility and are willing to travel overseas occasionally in sometimes challenging environments we would be delighted to hear from you.


Job Title Research Analyst (GPN) – Child Abuse and Sexual Exploitation
Location Flexible, subject to negotiation
Salary £28,023 – 29,500 (depending on experience)


Working hours This is a full-time position (37.5 hours a week). The opportunity for flexible working and or condensed hours by agreement will be considered.  The pattern of hours may vary according to operational needs and international travel requirement where appropriate.
Contract Type Fixed term contract for 12 months with the potential to become permanent subject to future donor funding.

In addition to two satisfactory references, the post requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Annual Leave 27 days per annum plus statutory holidays
Closing date 26th August 2020
Interview date and information 1st September 2020 (interviews may be conducted virtually, to be confirmed) – in addition to a formal interview you will be asked to deliver a 15-minute presentation (10 mins for presentation and 5mins for questions and discussion).


  • Support CEO, Programme Director, and project team formulate and deliver a Global online Protection Network (GPN)
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative research and consultation to facilitate development of content for the GPN platform;
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of emerging CSAE subject matter and have experience in collection and interpretation of key CSAE data;
  • Understand the needs and requirements of MCF in order to identify and develop appropriate content for GPN platform;
  • Engage and collaborate with external partners to encourage sharing of suitable content for the GPN platform;
  • Work with technical experts to shape development of the bespoke user interface within the GPN platform;
  • Research differing country legislation, policy and procedures to help inform pre- deployment risk assessments and invitations to bid for donor funds
  • Research donor organisations highlighting interdependent strategic objectives that are consistent with MCF’s five-year strategy to assist with donor funding applications.
  • Assist in undertaking and evaluating in country program work undertaken by MCF and its partners


  • Experience in conducting research analysis and interpretation of data
  • Some experience in developing IT solutions
  • Knowledge of child sexual abuse and exploitation and awareness of emerging trends and challenges
  • Ability to communicate requirements clearly with internal and external partners
  • Work as part of a wider team with varying expertise
  • Flexible and willing to travel to host countries occasionally including developing countries
  • Skilled in the use of IT packages, systems and databases involved in analysing, interpreting, storing and presenting data
  • Experience of working with international partners
  • Demonstrable ability to think and plan strategically
  • Experience of working collaboratively with external organisations
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrable commitment to equality and diversity and a sensitivity to issues of children, gender orientation, race and religion
  • Education at degree level or equivalent relevant professional training

For further information, informal discussion or to request an application form please e-mail [email protected] or telephone 01765 688827.  All applications must be made by completing an application form, CVs will not be accepted.  The Marie Collins Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.