Field Research Officer – War Child UK

WCUK is currently implementing two main research studies in which the Field Research Officer would assist. The first one is part of the Can’t Wait to Learn Can’t Wait to Learn (CWtL) project. CWtL proposes new (cost-) effective solutions to the urgent challenges facing education for children in emergencies. By utilising innovative technological solutions with a focus on serious gaming, CWtL has ambitions to increase the number of children with access to quality education in mathematics and literacy in areas affected by conflict in Africa and the Middle East, specifically Jordan. Developing fresh, interactive materials based on the national curricula, and creating effective partnership structures to distribute these, creates new opportunities for making education accessible to those children who have been excluded from education. Thus, increasing children’s resilience and thereby, preparing them for a positive future. WCUK seeks to measure the impact of the CWtL intervention on children in Zarqa.
WCUK is also implementing a research study with the aim of measuring the impact of one of its Psychosocial Support interventions (iDEAL) in its sites in Zarqa and Mafraq. The Field Research Officer will be required to assist with this study from the field as well.
The purpose of this job is to assist in the successful completion of the CWtL and iDEAL research projects in Jordan, mainly through collection of data and the supervision of the collection of data.
The Field Research Officer will – among other tasks — lead a team of research assistants and data collectors to collect data for these two projects. The Field Research Officer and research assistants are critical to the success of any research project – they form the backbone of a research team. The main tasks of the job include overseeing research assistants in their tasks of research participant recruitment, data collection, and preparing data for analysis. The Field Research Officer and research assistants receive pre-project training in the specific research procedures and/ or ethical standards, and on the job mentoring by a Masters level Research Manager.
Key duties and responsibilities :
– Coordinate participant recruitment and consent process ;
– Coordinate logistics, timeliness, and quality of data collection;
– Prepare data for analysis: Responsible for safe transportation of collected data from the area where data was collected to the place where it will be stored. In this period, the field supervisor will make sure no data is lost or damaged; May be asked to assist in transcribing and translating qualitative data from records on tape, and uploading assessment data from tablets to servers.
– Training, supervision and reporting:
Participate in research training and refresher training as required;
Participate in regular supervision meetings as required;
Report any adverse events promptly;
– Data Collection:
Conduct observation visits to schools and learning support centers to collect data on implementation and ensure integrity
Conduct Focus Group Discussions with stakeholders to collect qualitative data on the experience of CWTL and the iDEAL program
– Other Duties
Transcribe and translate (from Arabic to English) FGDs and interviews to be shared with the Research Manager and analyzed
Any other field-related research tasks outlined in the CWTL and/or iDEAL Research Protocols
The Field Research Officer will report directly to the Research Manager based in War Child UK.
The Field Research Officer will be based in Zarqa where the bulk of the research studies and implementation will take place and will travel between research sites in Azraq Camp and in Mafraq.

Job Details

Date Posted: 2017-09-11
Job Location: Zarqa, Jordan
Job Role: Research and Development
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit; Education, Training, and Library; Other
Monthly Salary: US $2,000

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Nationality: Jordan
Degree: Bachelor's degree

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