Research Implementation and Administrative Officer - EQUIP

  • Libanon

Research Implementation and Administrative Officer - EQUIP

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Research Implementation and Administrative Officer - EQUIP


  1. Background

    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.



  2. Purpose of the EQUIP Research Study

    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. 


  3.               Roles and responsibilities


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.


  • Core tasks include the following:



    1. Supervise EASE Cycle Implementation and Communication with ABNL project


      • S/he will supervise the outreach team responsible for outreaching participants into the study, and support in recruitment of outreach workers whose work s/he will supervise.
      • S/he will conduct on-site observation and coordination of the implementation.
      • S/he will assist in data collection and communicate with the Research Assistants.
      • S/he will initially be the lead contact for EQUIP project communication with ABNL project.  


  1. Support the Research Coordinator in Handling finances and logistics
    • Prepares monthly payments for the facilitators, competency raters and outreach workers in the field;
    • Follows up closely on monthly payments and cheque advances;
    • Support in weekly controls of the budget to ensure proper expenditure of each budget line;
    • Performs administrative tasks (photocopies, buying stationeries, scanning/faxing documents, minutes of meetings);
    • Manages minor procurement processes (stationary provision, utilities, minor purchases for all project activities);
    • Supporting in the organisation and logistics of trainings and meetings



  2. S/He will work within WCH’s Lebanon country offices, but will be primarily based in the Beirut office, close to the site of all research activities. Throughout the study period, s/he will work in close coordination with the Research Coordinator, the Principal Investigator, and our Lebanon-and-Amsterdam-based co-investigators.


  1. Reporting
    • The Research Implementation Coordinator will report to the Research Coordinator of the EQUIP study.


  2. Profile



    -          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;

    -          Result-oriented;

    -          Attentive to detail and cost-conscious;

    -          Tolerance;

    -          Works well in small team;

    -          Flexibility;



  3. Job Location: Lebanon (Beirut and Mount Lebanon area)


  4. Time frame:  The assignment is expected to start on January 15, 2019. This is a full-time position.


  5. How to apply


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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