Research Coordinator

Research Coordinator

Job summary

Title:              Research Coordinator, Inclusive Education

Location:       Liberia Contract:       Fixed Term Contract 1 year (Please note that this post is subject to                          contract finalisation) Salary:           Local Terms and Conditions apply

Purpose of role

Sightsavers are recruiting a Research Coordinator, Inclusive Education (IE) to lead and provide technical support for a research study on inclusive education in Liberia. The study will be a community-based survey of disability and participation in education among school-aged children. The role will be based in Liberia working with Sightsavers’ global Research team and Liberia Country Office, and Liberian Government agencies, including the Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), and Ministry of Education, and Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs)

About the role of Research Coordinator

  • Working with multiple non-governmental and governmental stakeholders to agree detailed study objectives and methods; to develop the study protocol and tools; to obtain ethical and administrative approvals appropriate to the local context.
  • Liaising with the Liberian Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Ministry of Education, and research team to develop fieldwork procedures and plans, and a training package and materials for fieldworkers.
  • Coordinating and implementing data collection, including fieldworker supervision and quality control of collected data.
  • Reviewing and managing the quality of data to ensure a complete and accurate dataset for analysis.
  • Supporting with data cleaning and analysis processes.
  • Setting-up processes and leading on the communication and dissemination of research findings.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Statistics/Epidemiology/Education, or similar field.
  • Significant experience coordinating community-based surveys focusing on health, education, and/or disability in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Understanding of research governance and ethical principles particularly in relation to research with children and vulnerable people.
  • Experience in developing research protocols and survey tools.
  • Experience in submitting research protocols to ethical review bodies and navigating ethical and administrative review processes.
  • Good experience of quantitative survey methods, including digital data collection and management.
  • Knowledge of disability measurement tools, such as Washington Group questions and the UNICEF/ Washington Group Child Functioning Module.
  • Strong statistical analysis skills.
  • Experience working with governmental and non-governmental partners and coordinating multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Candidates should have the right to work in Liberia

The Research Coordinator, Inclusive Education is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.

Closing date: 26 November 2021

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 6 December 2021

To apply

As an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader therefore qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply