PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:   PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant (Re-advertised NGO Data Jobs)

Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About Organisation:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education, and power.


Job Summary: The PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the PlayMatters Research & Learning Agenda through data cleaning, analysis, and visualization. The PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant will also support the uptake of evidence by creating additional products from PlayMatters studies and executing dissemination activities for Consultantal and external stakeholders. The PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant will be supervised by the PlayMatters Regional Research & Learning Coordinator, based out of NYC, NY. The PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant may be based in Kampala, Uganda or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. If based in Kampala or Addis Ababa, this is an in-person position with remote technical supervision and an in-person focal person will be assigned.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   The PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant will support a broad range of research and learning activities to advance the PlayMatters Research & Learning Agenda, including:

  • Data cleaning: cleaning both quantitative and qualitative data sets for analysis in software.
  • Data analysis: conducting preliminary analysis of data, such as descriptive statistical analysis for quantitative datasets and initial codebook creation for qualitative datasets.
  • Study design: support the design and review of study tools.
  • Ethical clearance: support the documentation and submission of Institutional Review Board ethical clearances for studies.
  • Report reviews: review and copyedit technical research and learning reports.
  • Evidence product development: support the development of additional evidence products, including blog posts, infographics, and briefs to increase the uptake of PlayMatters evidence in accessible formats.
  • Evidence dissemination: support the planning and execution of evidence dissemination in Consultantal and external forums.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


  • Current Masters’ or doctoral (PhD or EdD) student in Education, Psychology, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Policy Studies, or other related Social Sciences-Related discipline.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • At least one year of experience working in education in a low resource environment.
  • Experience analyzing qualitative data using Dedoose, nVivo or other qualitative data analysis software is a plus.
  • Experience analyzing quantitative data using SPSS, Stata, or other statistical analysis packages is a plus.
  • Graphic design and data visualization experience is a plus.
  • Experience working in East Africa is a plus.
  • Language Skills: Strong writing skills (in English) and significant writing experience


Students (You will be required to provide proof of admission) currently pursuing a Masters’ and or a PhD are greatly encouraged to apply. This advert will close on 24th July 2024


NB: Those who had previously applied for this position are not encouraged to do so again as their applications will not be considered.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 24th July 2024


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Date Posted 2024-07-10T13:00
Valid Through 2024-07-25T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization International Rescue Committee
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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