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World Vision International - Jordan
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Research specialist – Consultancy contract

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Research specialist – Consultancy contract 

World Vision International - Jordan:

Join and be part of a global relief, development and advocacy NGO, dedicated to work with children, families & communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision International was established in 1950 & operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide.World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we do not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicablebackground checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

About the project:

The “Livelihoods Planning and Guidance for Youth in Amman, Mafraq, Irbid and Zarqa” project is a two year project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by World Vision international in Jordan.

This project aim to contribute to the enhancement of Syrian and Jordanian youth’s employability through skills development and career counselling.

The project will strengthen the capacity of 451 youth with needed skills for better livelihood opportunities. 50% of the targeted youth beneficiaries will be Syrian and 50% Jordanian; the same ratio will be for the Female and Male target group. 

As a further component, World vision will also conduct a youth-led research that will include trainings to 75 youth on the methodologies of conducting researches and advocate for policy changes.

In cooperation with a university, young people will be trained and supported in the implementation of a participative research project. The focus of the study are topics that influence the daily lives of young people and should strengthen them, to stand up for their concerns in the public discussion. The exchange between the Syrian and Jordanian participants should also reduce prejudices and reduce potential conflicts. 

Youth led research:

Debates in the international development community argue that youth-led research is an emerging approach to enhance young people’s participation in the public sphere by giving them a voice on issues that are relevant to their lives. The l skills that participants will gain in conducting data collection and analysis, critical thinking, public speech, report writing, survey and interview, are expected to benefit them also in their life decisions making process, at work, and in community-based leadership activities.

The planned research is a participatory research that is youth-led, youth-designed and conceived from youth perspective. Using the findings, youth participants will have the opportunity to take life’s decisions, which are based on real factors.

World Vision will select 75 young women and men from four governorates (Irbid, Amman, Zarqa and Mafraq) to attend a 3-months accredited research course provided by a Jordanian education institution.

•             Amman governorate: 20 youth students

•             Irbid governorate: 20 youth students      

•             Zarqa governorate: 18 youth students      

•             Mafraq governorate: 17 youth students       

World Vision will select the youth based on a selection criteria, which include

1. Youth that have a university or diploma degree.

2. Youth at the age of 18-25 years old, living in the four-targeted governorates.

3. Youth that are currently unemployed and have not been employed during a period of six months or more.

4. Youth motivation and possibility to dedicate time to the research during both the theoretical and the implementation phase

Purpose of the position:

The Research specialist consultant will Lead the overall implementation of the youth led research component under the BMZ project. S/he will lead a team of 75 youth aged between 21 and 25 years.

The specialist will be responsible for the selection of the youth, enrolling them into the research methods course, and leading the data collection/analysis and data integration phases. The research specialist will also support the research reporting and lead the presentation of the key findings. 

Major Responsibilities:

1.       Lead the selection of the youth who will attend the research methods course.

2.       Coordinate with PSUT regarding the revision of the research methods training course curriculum.

3.       Develop research work plans according to project needs.

4.       Prepare and, or as required, contribute to the preparation and delivery of written and oral reports, papers and briefings.

5.       Perform day-to-day supervision of youth for assigned projects.

6.       Act as a primary contact for the research team and provide them with guidance as needed.

7.       Supervising, tutoring and acting as a mentor to junior/external researchers.

8.       Liaising with, advising and answering enquiries from the Project Officer and PM.

9.       Analyze and resolve research issues in a timely and accurate manner.

10.   Lead and assist in maintenance of research database.

11.   Ensure regular reporting on activities.

12.   Contribute to other reports and documentation as required 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1.       A graduate degree and completed a PhD degree in a related field (Social Research, sociology, engineering & economic).

2.       Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is a must.

3.       At least Five years of experience in research, and a minimum of 1 year experience in field/team supervision.

4.       Proven record of written essays and papers.

5.       Carrying out quantitative data analysis of existing secondary data sets and primary quantitative data, using Excel and other data analysis methods/software (SPSS, SQL, ..etc.).

6.       Proficient data Analysis.

7.       Good research, information, organizational, numerical, analytical, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  1. Ability to translate complex and complicated ideas into easily accessible and understandable concepts and/or messages;
  2. Ability to work in the field

10.   Ability to work autonomously and in teams, and in a multi-cultural work environment.

11.   Ability to translate complex and complicated ideas into easily accessible and understandable concepts and/or messages;

12.   Ability to work in the field 

Preferences:

1.       Previously managed a team.

2.       Published papers or to be published are preferred.

3.       Able to lead work packages and deliver work in different areas on time

4.       Experience of having designed and conducted participatory research

Contract period:

Six Months, renewable based on performance