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Job Description

Consultancy - Terms of Reference (TOR)


PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant

Total number of consultants


Country Program

PlayMatters Regional Team | Uganda

Proposed Dates

May 6, 2024 – July 31, 2024* (Possibility for Extension)


3 months/60 days

Background of the project

Scope of work

Evidence generation and use are central to the PlayMatters project, and the PlayMatters consortium is committed to building the evidence base on Learning through Play interventions. The PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant will support the project’s production of high-quality evidence to inform policy, practice, and further research. The PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the PlayMatters Research & Learning Agenda through data cleaning, analysis, and visualization. The PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant will also support the uptake of evidence by creating additional products from PlayMatters studies and executing dissemination activities for Consultantal and external stakeholders. The PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant will be supervised by the PlayMatters Regional Research & Learning Coordinator, based out of NYC, NY. The PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant may be based in Kampala, Uganda or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. If based in Kampala or Addis Ababa, this is an in-person position with remote technical supervision and an in-person focal person will be assigned.

The PlayMatters Research & Learning Consultant will support a broad range of research and learning activities to advance the PlayMatters Research & Learning Agenda, including:

1. Data cleaning: cleaning both quantitative and qualitative data sets for analysis in software. 2. Data analysis: conducting preliminary analysis of data, such as descriptive statistical analysis for quantitative datasets and initial codebook creation for qualitative datasets. 3. Study design: support the design and review of study tools. 4. Ethical clearance: support the documentation and submission of Institutional Review Board ethical clearances for studies. 5. Report reviews: review and copyedit technical research and learning reports. 6. Evidence product development: support the development of additional evidence products, including blog posts, infographics, and briefs to increase the uptake of PlayMatters evidence in accessible formats. 7. Evidence dissemination: support the planning and execution of evidence dissemination in Consultantal and external forums.


- 2 evidence products reviewed and disseminated. - 1 evidence dissemination event completed. - End of Consultantship Reflection Report – A 2-page document summarizing personal and professional growth from the Consultantship.

Payment Rate and Schedule:

- Monthly stipend of a rate of $500 USD/month.




- Current Masters’ or doctoral (PhD or EdD) student in Education, Psychology, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Policy Studies, or other related Social Sciences-Related discipline.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

- At least one year of experience working in education in a low resource environment. - Experience analyzing qualitative data using Dedoose, nVivo or other qualitative data analysis software is a plus. - Experience analyzing quantitative data using SPSS, Stata, or other statistical analysis packages is a plus. - Graphic design and data visualization experience is a plus. - Experience working in East Africa is a plus.

Language Skills: Strong writing skills (in English) and significant writing experience

Working Environment****: The successful candidate will have experience working in cross-cultural contexts and must be able to work remotely without significant technical support from IRC.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity

We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request reasonable accommodation.

Professional Standards

IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

NB: Students (You will be required to provide proof of admission) currently pursuing a Masters’ and or a PhD are greatly encouraged to apply. This advert will close on 24th July 2024

Those who had previously applied for this position are not encouraged to do so again as their applications will not be considered.

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