Research Associate

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Job Description

GDRI is hiring “Research Associate”
Global Development & Research Initiative Foundation (GDRI) is a non-profit research organization that has been working in diverse areas since 2009. It is the first research organization in the southwest region of Bangladesh, collaborating with world-class universities and national and international NGOs. GDRI works in the areas of public health, education, climate change, and agriculture. Through field-based action research, it aims to make positive changes in society, providing evidence-based solutions and promoting social well-being.GDRI is seeking a Research Associate for the ongoing evidence-based policy research.
Job Title: Research Associate
Job Responsibilities:
• Supports data cleaning, management, and analyses for investigators conducting evidence-based policy-related research.
• Assists with data design and analytic strategies for primary and secondary research projects, program evaluations, and implementation evaluations.
• Develops and maintains databases, syntax, and data dictionaries for research projects.
• Preparing weekly reports of survey data by producing summary statistics which may include tables, graphs, charts, maps, and other forms of data visualization.
• Setting up the questionnaire in the KoBocollect toolbox and maintaining it.
• Translating the questionnaire from Bangla to English and English to Bangla
• Providing training to the enumerators and assessors for the ongoing research project.
• Visiting, supervising, and monitoring field activities.
• Performing other activities assigned by the principal investigator of the project.
• Proficiency and knowledge of statistical software packages, particularly STATA.
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Attends and contributes to study team meetings to provide updates on data-related tasks and flag issues with ongoing data collection or analysis.
• Experience in setting up survey questions in online data collection tools, particularly in the KoBocollect toolbox.
• Good leadership, supervisory, multi-tasking, communication, staff management, and problem-solving skills and capacity.
• Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills in both English and Bangla.
Educational Requirements:
• Candidates with a Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, and Development Studies.
• Knowledge and expertise in Econometrics will be given priority.
• At the regional head office, 2nd Agrani Bank Town, Sher-e-Bangla Road, P/O: Gallamari-9208, Sub-district: Khulna Sadar, District: Khulna, Bangladesh
Employment Status:
• Full-time: Six months (The duration of the position may be extended based on the performance)
• 25,000 BDT
Compensation and Other Benefits
• Transport allowance.
• Mobile talk time and internet data.
• Entitled to one weekly holiday (Friday).
• Festival bonuses twice a year (Each festival bonus will be equivalent to half of the basic salary).
Application Procedure:
Apply online by 25 March 2024. Send CV, certificate, and cover letter to this email