Research Coordinator Career Jobs – War Child Holland (WCH))

Job Title:   Research Coordinator – RCT (South West)

Organisation: War Child Holland (WCH))

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

War Child Holland (WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization (INGO), 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 (R&D) department 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.


Job Summary:  While positive evidence for Can’t Wait to Learn exists, a rigorous evaluation of its effectiveness is still needed. The appropriate design for this is a randomised controlled trial (RCT); the ‘gold standard’ research design to evaluate the effectiveness of a programme. The research coordinator forms the backbone of the research team for the implementation of the RCT study planned in Uganda. Prior to the RCT, it is necessary to test the programme and research processes and tools which will be done through a feasibility and validation study, also coordinated by the research coordinator.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: The research coordinator will specifically carry out the following responsibilities;

  • Contribute to development and contextualisation of research documents and data collection tools.
  • Coordinate and communicate with in-country partners including focal person in the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) in Uganda.
  • Support in research ethical approval and other approval procedures.
  • Manage recruitment, selection and induction of research assistants.
  • Lead/co-lead research assistant training.
  • Coordinate and supervise all data collection and research activities.
  • Comply with data management and protection regulations and adverse events reporting.
  • Coordinate closely with national programme team and global research team.
  • Contribute to data cleaning, analysis and research publications.
  • Contribute to donor and other reports.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor in fulfilment of the tasks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate diploma in Education, Social Sciences, Health or any other related field.
  • A Master’s degree in Education, Social Sciences, Health is an added advantage
  • Five years of research experience, including 2 years’ experience in coordinating field-based research with human subjects in a relevant field (i.e. psychosocial support, education, and/or child protection).
  • Experience with conducting and coordinating randomised control trials (RCT).
  • Technical expertise within the Ugandan education sector or similar and working with local authorities.
  • Proven track record in implementing research activities and data management for research projects with human subjects.
  • Experience in recruitment, training and supervision of research assistants.
  • Demonstrable experience in coordinating smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities and acting as the primary administrative point of contact for the local research team.
  • Good leadership skills
  • Managerial skills
  • (creative/interactive) training skills.
  • Good supervision, coaching and communication skills.
  • Good planning skills
  • Able to quickly and with attention to detail identify needs / gaps and work towards solutions.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Result-oriented.
  • Willing and able to travel regularly.
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
  • Strong research communication skills and experience in research dissemination.
  • Ability to operate independently and as part of a team.
  • Available full-time.



  • Experience in (basic) analyses of data sets in SPSS or similar software package.
  • Collaboration experience with governmental bodies and international organisations.


How to Apply:

All interested applicants should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 20th July 2021


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