Research Assistant

at War Child Holland
Published May 26, 2022
Location Amman, Jordan
Category Research  
Job Type Full Time  



Position in the organization

The Research Assistant will support the Research Coordinator with the data collection and entry related tasks for the Caregivers Support Intervention Project in Jordan, for ensuring that project’ research data is collected, processed, and stored with high quality, accuracy, timeliness and security, according to War Child rules and regulations and donor requirements. The Research Assistant will support with the data collection from all relevant stakeholders, ensuring accurate entry of all collected data before, throughout, and after the CSI implementation phase with the support of the project’s Research Coordinator.


Result Areas

Research Coordination


Supports the Research Coordinator to coordinate data collection in the field, including:

Phoning participants to invite to the study, schedule assessment days, follow up on anything needed.

Supporting with supervising activities data collection days, including ensuring needed materials are ready for use, data is collected and sent/stored safely at the end of the day, and reimbursements and refreshments are provided as planned.

Alerts research coordinator of any challenges faced in data collection and supports in problem-solving them.

Follows up and updates relevant data to produce accurate information and maintains reports up-to-date information as required in coordination with the Research Coordinator.

Other duties and assignments as deemed necessary by the Line Manager.

Capacity building:


Attend research assistant training days.

Date Collection:


At all data collection timepoints

Ensuring tablets are charged and allocated correctly.

Ensuring kobo forms are loaded correctly and working on each tablet.

Taking detailed and proper minutes of meetings and share it by end of each meeting.

In coordination with relevant teams

Collecting qualitative and quantitative data from family members, with high quality and accuracy.

Data entry of research data from each phase.

Quality checking of transcriptions and their translation.

Support in descriptive analyses of data.

Support the Research Coordinator and Senior Researcher with other analyses and writing as required.



Ensures compliance with the rules and regulations of War Child in all areas including data management and record-keeping.

Complies with financial, safety, Child Safe Guarding, and Child Protection policies and procedures of War Child, managed by the Project Manager.

Ensures that receipts and supporting documents are provided to the Finance Officer/Research Coordination in Amman, in accordance with the requirements of War Child.

Knowledge & Experience


At least 1 year of experience working as a research assistant in INGOs, with experience in conducting research with children and adults in Jordan.

At least 1 year of experience in the sectors of education and MHPSS

Has a university degree in mental health, education, development and social studies, project management, public relation, or any other related field.

Fluent in Arabic- written and spoken, good command of English language is preferred.

Familiarity with War Child policies and procedures including data security, child protection, and child safeguarding.


Ability to work well with vulnerable children and adults.

Demonstrated ability to respond well to challenges during data collection, including logistical challenges, participant distress, and equipment challenges.

Sound knowledge of participatory approaches

Excellent planning, organisational, analytical, and report writing skills

Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, etc.

Excellent drafting skills in Arabic

Team player, Accurate and systematic

Commitment to War Child’s aims, values and mission


How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV to the email address


Please reference “ Research Assistant*"* in the subject line of your email application. Failure to do so will withdraw your application.

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