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Sesame Seeds Research Associate Position, July 2018

The Global TIES for Children (Transforming, Intervention Effectiveness, and Scale) Center in the Research Institute at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint two Research Associates starting September 2018 on the Sesame Seeds Project. The researchers will work to fulfill important evaluation roles in the Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee project to provide ECD home, center, and mass media programming for Syrian refugee families in the Middle East. The successful applicant will provide research and project management support to achieve the mandate of Project. More specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing project reports and concept notes
  • Supporting the Human Subjects Review/Institutional Review Board submission process
  • Identifying and liaising with partners and academic collaborators, especially from the Middle East and North Africa region
  • Identifying measures and tools to assess child development, mental health, and contextual factors and processes with a focus on work done in the MENA region
  • Overseeing on-the-ground data collection by International Rescue Committee in-country research staff, including providing support for tablet programming and technical issues, training of enumerators, and data quality assurance
  • Disseminating findings through meetings, presentations, reports, academic publications, and multimedia.

The link to apply is the following: