Research Analyst NGO Jobs – Street Child

Job Title:   Research Analyst

Organisation: Street Child

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda with regular field travel

Reports to: Head of M&E

Gross salary: 4m UGX (dependent on experience)


About US:

Street Child works towards a world where all children are safe, in school and learning. We specialise in supporting children and communities in low-resource environments and emergencies: recognising that the complex, compounded challenges that affect them require innovative, integrated interventions. Our interventions are informed by robust, rigorous evidence and results-oriented, optimised to create maximum impact for children at minimum cost. Globally, Street Child operates in 35 countries among which is Uganda in which we are operating in both the refugee and development contexts. Street Child has a strong, sustained commitment to localisation and works in partnership with 80+ local level actors and organisations, underscored by close consultation and collaboration with local communities.


The Project:

The project is research based and will be integrated into Right to Learn that seeks to increase access to learning and accelerate learning outcomes for refugee learners in Uganda. The project will work with 20,000 children (aged 6 to 12) across 200 classrooms in 75 schools situated in Palabek, Kyaka, and Kyangwali settlements. The initiative assesses child-level learning outcomes against the national curriculum using the Annual Status of Education Report and the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) and assesses holistic outcomes through the Child and Youth Resilience Measure and Social Emotional Response and Information Scenarios tools. PLAY 2.0 will conduct tool testing in close coordination and collaboration with the Education Sector; the Education in Emergencies Working Group (EiEWG), Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES), and Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in Uganda.


Job Summary:  The Research Analyst leads codification, standardisation and strategic coherence of our data collection, collation, and analytical approaches towards increased impact at Street Child Uganda. The role will help to strengthen evidence-based analysis and respond to information management needs in line with the global strategy. This role reports to the Head of M&E in Uganda and the Global Data Analyst (with dotted lines) and will work in close collaboration with programmes teams. The Research Analyst is responsible for developing, reviewing, piloting and implementing research tools, data analysis and developing reports to provide proof of impact and has an instrumental role in ensuring engagement with evidence of effectiveness across our projects. Outstanding analysis, synthesis and writing skills are critical for success in this role.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Data Collection and Analysis [60%]

  • Establish and embed rigorous, robust data collection, collation and cleaning protocols and databases for rapid data processing to assure availability of rich data for analysis;
  • Engage in regular data analysis, applying qualitative and quantitative analytical approaches to assess impact, as well as improvement of data collection processes, collation, and cleaning
  • Engage in regular reporting that provides in-depth analysis and insights into programmatic impact and areas of improvement;
  • Explore and embed innovative approaches, including digital approaches to assist data analysis and visualisation
  • Assist and assure adherence to appropriate ethical protocols and safeguarding policies and procedures across all aspects of data handling;
  • Assist the design and development of appropriate situation monitoring tools
  • Assist and assure adherence to appropriate data storage policies and procedures, to protect the confidentially, integrity, and privacy of participants and participant information; and

Evidence Dissemination [20%]

  • Ensure enumeration activities are informed by expertise and experience from previous programmes and reflect recent research and evidence on enumeration approaches, including approaches appropriate for enumeration in emergencies;
  • Ensure excellent presentation of evaluations and evidence of impact to the organization, and programme participants, using a range of verbal and visual tools to communicate impact, including digital tools;

Capacity Strengthening [20%]

  • Provide capacity strengthening and surge support on data handling for enumerators to assure integrity and quality of evaluations and evidence.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


  • Post graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Substantial experience in processing large quantities of data with tight turnaround times
  • Substantial experience working in humanitarian and development contexts
  • Capabilities using statistical software [NVIVO, SPSS, STATA, KOBO, KOBO DEEP, etc]
  • Comprehensive understanding of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and methods, and analytical approaches
  • Comprehensive understanding of reporting requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, especially in analytical writing
  • Excellent ability to cope with conflicting priorities and pressure
  • Commitment to our vision, mission and values
  • Commitment to protecting the rights of children in all circumstances
  • Commitment to localisation and local action
  • Credibility and a high degree of responsiveness and reliability
  • Reflective, responsive and respectful towards communities and colleagues
  • Resilient in challenging circumstances



  • Accreditation or certification in specific areas relevant to role
  • Substantial experience in measurement and monitoring programmes in comparable contexts
  • Experience in [quasi-] experimental evaluations



Street Child is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the communities we serve, our partners, our volunteers, and our staff. As part of this commitment to safeguarding, all offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate background checks. Street Child also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.


How to Apply:

Please send a CV and cover letter to


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and so interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.


Deadline: 6th July 2023 at 11:59pm


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Date Posted 2023-06-07
Valid Through 2023-07-06
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Street Child Uganda
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala, 0256, Uganda