Terms of Reference
Research Implementation and Administrative Officer - EQUIP
War Child (WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. WCH strives 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.
The Research and Development department at WCH has developed a multi-year research agenda that combines work towards evidence-based, socio-ecological, integrated and multi-level care services with validated quality implementation standards. The research agenda therefore goes beyond simply demonstrating evidence for implemented interventions, but improving the understanding of how such interventions can be implemented with sufficient quality in real-world low-resource settings.
In support of the quality of programs, WCH is involved in a platform called EQUIP to develop and test assessment tools to test the competences of practitioners working with children and their caregivers. WCH is intending to conduct testing of the tool with facilitators implementing a psychosocial intervention with children, using the Early Adolescent Skills for Emotions (EASE) methodology.
WCH will test the use of the competency assessment tools with EASE Facilitators. EASE is an intervention developed by the World Health organisation, with input from War Child Holland. The intervention aims to reduce distress and improve wellbeing for young adolescents (aged between 10-14 years old) that are experiencing some difficulties with their thoughts and feelings at the moment. The reason for this intervention is because in most of the settings where we work, there are no services available for children with severe emotional difficulties. And especially in areas or conflict, we expect the levels of emotional problems to be higher – hence the need for an easy-to-access psychological intervention.
In phase 2 of the EQUIP study (January -March 2020) the competency based EASE implementation and the use of the competency measurements tools are pilot tested.
In phase 3 of the EQUIP study (April-August 2020) two different types of the EASE intervention will be implemented and the competencies of all EASE facilitators will be assessed.
The Research Implementation Coordinator and Administrative Officer will be essential to the success of the EQUIP research project and will assists in the overall implementation of the research.
- At least Bachelor level degree in relevant field (e.g. Accounting, Social sciences Education, Public Health, Psychology or Management).
- At least 2 years’ experience in humanitarian work in mental health and/or psychosocial interventions, with experience that includes direct implementation, as well as the training and supervision of implementation staff.
- Excellent communication skills in Arabic and English (oral and written).
- Willingness to be based in the Beirut and Mount Lebanon region and to travel to nearby field locations on a regular and frequent basis, including some evenings and/or weekend visits (with compensation time) as needed during implementation periods.
- Extensive experience working within Lebanon
- previous experience working within research or monitoring and evaluation in humanitarian settings
Skills and Competencies
- Strong computer skills, Microsoft office and especially Excel;
- Fluency in Arabic and English;
- Cultural sensitivity;
- Attentive to detail and cost-conscious;
- Works well in small team;
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before January 3, 2020. Make sure to upload your English CV and cover letter.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
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