Research Coordinator Job Placement – War Child Holland (WCH)

Job Title:           Research Coordinator (TeamUp-TBD)
Organisation:  War Child Holland (WCH)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:       Programme Manager with Functional
accountability to Researcher for TeamUp in Amsterdam.
Salary Range Between: Monthly UGX Gross (4,190,416 to 6,502,809).
About US:
War Child Holland (WCH) is an
independent and impartial international non-governmental organization, with
programme offices in fourteen countries, investing in a peaceful future for
children and young people affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower
children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and
lasting change in the lives of conflict affected children and young people. In
the WCH strategy 2016 – 2025, WCH’s Research and Development department
(R&D) is responsible for the rigorous development and evaluation of a
holistic, multi-level and interconnected care system with interventions focused
on child protection, education and psychosocial support and supportive
approaches enabling accessibility and quality. WCH envisions to evolve towards
a globally renowned and recognised expert organisation in the field of
psychosocial well-being and resilience of children and youth affected by conflict,
where the evidence-based interventions of the care system are vertically and
horizontally scaled, implemented beyond WCH.

Project and research background
 The intervention “TeamUp” is a psychosocial
support intervention developed in 2016 in collaboration of War Child, Save The
Children and UNICEF Netherlands, to address the psychosocial needs of refugee
children, initially those children who fled to the Netherlands. TeamUp provides
refugee children between the ages of 6 and 18 with a variety of structured
movement-based activities, encompassing sports, games and body-movement
activities, to promote themes such as dealing with anger, stress and
interacting respectfully with peers. The movement-based activities are designed
to provide children with emotional support and vital stability – aiming to
improve both their resilience and psychosocial wellbeing. The intervention is
implemented weekly by trained volunteer facilitators, in child friendly spaces
and schools. Currently, the intervention is active in more than 25 asylum
reception settings and 15 school classes across the Netherlands, and a practice-driven
evaluation was conducted in 2018-2019. Since 2018, TeamUp has been implemented
in Uganda, Colombia and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The main role is the coordination of all aspects
of implementation of research activities. S/he will work in close collaboration
with the Researcher TeamUp, based in Amsterdam with frequent travel to
Uganda/field. Other direct contacts are the War Child Uganda staff, local
partners Save The Children and UNICEF Netherlands, local (academic)
contributors and local communities. The RCs will also be part of the global
R&D team.
The RC has 7 areas of
responsibility, in collaboration with the researcher TeamUp:
HR: Recruitment, selection, training of, and
coordinating/managing a local research team, including independent assessors
and data entry assistants, in research methods and ethics, amongst others;
Research implementation: Supervision and
coordination of the tasks of the local research team including planning,
logistics and transport, budget management, refresher training where required,
data management (quantitative and/or qualitative), monitoring of progress and
regular reporting to relevant stakeholders, and proactive problem-solving on
Ethics: Ethical research implementation,
including managing data collection, reporting and appropriately addressing
adverse events triggered by research or the intervention;
Analysis: Contribution to (quantitative and/or
qualitative) data analysis through support to data entry, cleaning, coding etc;
Dissemination: Contribution to a dissemination
strategy of the findings to the research participants and other stakeholders;
opportunity to join as a co-author on scientific outputs, including journal
Representation: Represents WCH at local level
i.e. government institutions, working groups, and coordination meetings  Other tasks that are identified to benefit
proper research implementation and advance the WCH research agenda.
          The contract is with the WCH Uganda
office, and the RC will be line-managed by the                                                                 Programme
Manager of War Child Uganda. Functional management is done by the Researcher

Skills and Experience:
At least Masters level degree in relevant field
(e.g. Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Education, Public Health, Social
At least 3 years’ experience in conducting
quantitative and/or qualitative field-based research with human research
participants in a relevant field (e.g. psychosocial support or child protection)
Experience in the supervision and training of
research assistants
Excellent communication skills in English (oral
and written)
Excellent communication skills in local
language/s of region TBC (possibly West Nile Region: Bari, Kukwa, Kakwa)
Ability to operate independently with remote
supervision, as well as strong ability to work in a team
Ability to work in Kampala and  based in the field TBC (possibly West Nile
Open-minded, eye for detail, critical thinking
skills, ability to reflect, proactive attitude and constructive mind
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and
coordination skills.
Ability to work with quantitative data analysis
Existing relationship/liaison with a
local/national university or experience collaborating with local research
institutes is desirable
How to apply
Interested and qualified
candidates are invited to apply online at the link below.
Make sure to upload your English
CV and motivation letter. WCH is an equal opportunity employer.
NB: Only shortlisted applicants
will be contacted for interviews.
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 Deadline: 3rd November 2019
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