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  • Research Associate

    Location BD-Shahbagh, Dhaka
    Posted Date 4 days ago(11/9/2018 9:49 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1962
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Country Office - Bangladesh
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Research Associate-II is responsible for providing technical and managerial support for Ipas Bangladesh’s research, monitoring and evaluation efforts. S/he will work with the Ipas R&E team and its partner organizations and will provide scientific and administrative support for quality implementation of different routine and special studies. The Associate-II will also develop and maintain routine recordkeeping systems and procedures. S/he will work for full spectrum of data management will also work in preparing program/study reports, presentations and other dissemination materials.   

    Responsibilities

    • Provide technical and managerial support during implementation of routine and special R&E activities, including data collection, data management and documentation, and results reporting
    • Assist in developing study design specially in developing tools, questionnaires, data management plan and other relevant activities.
    • Translation/back-translation of study tools, questionnaires and pre-testing of study tools
    • Prepare transcription of qualitative data including its translation.
    • Actively monitors the progress of research activities through field visit
    • Organize training and program review meetings to ensure quality implementation of study activities.
    • Organize partners/stakeholders meeting and workshop for dissemination of R&E findings, both internally and externally, report preparation
    • Ensure quality control and consistency with Ipas standards for R&E
    • Maintain regular and ongoing communication with technical and program unit staff in Ipas country office, headquarters office and partner NGOs.
    • Carry out other duties as requested

    Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Masters in Statistics/Bio-Statistics/Applied Statistics or in related field.
    • 3+ years of experience conducting evaluation and research in health-related programs. Experience in sexual and reproductive health would be preferred.
    • Strong data management skills, including experience in developing data entry screen, data entry, cleaning and analysis.
    • Strong quantitative research experience including demonstrated ability in the collection, management, analysis and presentation of quantitative data.
    • Capacity in statistical computer software program specially STATA and Epidata in managing quantitative datasets.
    • Skills to create reports and documents with tables, figures and other embedded elements and preparing presentation with use of technical visual aids including maps.
    • Experience in developing and pre-testing of study tools and questionnaires and translating study materials from English to Bangla or V/V.

     

    Skills and Behavioral Competencies.

    • Demonstrated ability in word processing, spreadsheet (Excel) and powerpoint.
    • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills both in Bangla and in English;
    • Integrity: Honest, above reproach and appropriate in actions / behavior and transparent in conduct.
    • Result Oriented/ Focused: Ability to consistently meet set goals. Focused and goal oriented and takes initiative.
    • Professionalism: Application of ethics, principles, standards and expertise in all areas of work.
    • Teamwork, Interpersonal Relations: Works well with others and listens to their opinions to achieve the desired goals.
    • Multi-cultural fit & Respect for Diversity: Ability to work effectively, respectfully and inclusively with people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives is critical for all staff members.
    • Communication: Ability to express oneself, share and exchange information clearly and in a timely style.
    • Innovation & Creativity: Ability to generate new ideas and ways of working to continuously improve existing work processes, practices, concepts
    • Attitude: Positive attitude for rapid learning and adopting Ipas Core Values in all programmatic work

     

    Desirable

    • Sound understanding and experience in quantitative research including study design, sampling.
    • Capability to use mapping softwares

     

    Salary & Benefit

    Annual salary for the position will be BDT 660,000 - 720,000 depending upon experience and qualification. The other admissible benefit for the position will be as follows:

    • Contributory Provident Fund
    • Festival Bonus
    • Gratuity
    • Health insurance coverage, including spouse
    • Life Insurance
    • Professional development opportunities

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