The Center for Global TIES for Children in the Research Institute at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint two Research Associates starting September 2018. The successful applicants will provide research and project management support to achieve the mandate of Sesame Seeds. More specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for developing project reports and concept notes; supporting the Human Subjects Review/Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process; identifying and liaising with partners and academic collaborators, especially from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 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; oversee on-the-ground data collection by IRC in-country research staff, including providing support for tablet programming and technical issues, training of enumerators, and data quality assurance; and disseminating findings through convenings, presentations, reports, academic publications, and multimedia.
Sesame Seeds: Restoring Hope and Opportunity to a Generation of Syrian Refugees is a partnership between Sesame Workshop, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and NYU Global TIES for Children to develop, provide and evaluate high-quality early childhood development services and mass media for young children in Syrian refugee families. The project focuses on four countries in the Middle East — the epicenter of the crisis –specifically, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Syria. This unique partnership was awarded a USD $100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation, the first to be given under the 100&Change initiative. NYU Global TIES for Children will be leading the external evaluation of this project, including formative and implementation research as well as impact evaluations.
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