Consultant- Operational Research

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Location: Nepal
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2020-02-09 Deadline: 2020-02-20
  • Location : Nepal
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : Research and Development
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

International Organization for Migration (IOM) is looking for suitable candidate for the

position of Consultant - Operational Research according to the Terms of Reference

below. Interested applicants are invited to apply by 20.02.2020 at the latest, referring to the


Call for CV reference code.

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Reference Code: CFCV-04/2020

Position Title: Consultant - Operational Research

Duty Station: Home Based/Field Travel

Estimated Starting Date: As soon as possible

Type of Appointment: Consultant Contract, 6 months



IOM Nepal in coordination with National TB Center has been implementing the TB REACH project to cater the TB related services within the pre-departure health assessment process of labour migration program by establishing the TB care and prevention accessible to aspiring migrants with abnormal chest x-ray results. To evaluate the impact of artificial intelligence in early and improved detection of tuberculosis among the predominantly asymptomatic aspiring migrant population screened from different private health assessment centers of Nepal, the project has planned for the quasi experimental study in selected health assessment centers. IOM Nepal is seeking for a full time consultant qualified in the field of public health research to provide support in conducting the aforementioned study. S/he will be responsible to provide support in drafting proposal for ethical approval, research protocol and data collection tools, data management by mobilizing two dedicated data assistant and in coordination with IOM project team and finally draft a report and manuscript. S/he will also be responsible to provide technical support to conduct pre-and post-test of trainings, and technically oversee interval scale implementation effectiveness study outsourced to independent individual/research firms in line with a set of process indicators of the project.


To support IOM to conduct operational research, provide support to conduct implementation

effectiveness study and other research related activities in line with proposed project



Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Scope of Work:

Provide technical assistance to IOM Migration Health Unit to conduct operational research

and effectiveness implementation study and other research activities of TB REACH project

in line with proposed project indicators.

Specific tasks are as described below.

  • Provide support to develop research protocol and data collection tools in coordination with project team, National TB Center and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Provide support to obtain ethical approval from the Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC);
  • Provide assistance to manage research database in coordination with two dataassistants and TB focal persons identified in each private health assessment centre;
  • Coordinate with artificial service provider in relation to research related activities;
  • Coordinate with TB focal persons at each assessment centres, microscopic and GeneXpert centers to keep the record of outcome of TB testing related to research related information;
  • Provide support in research related other activities.
  • Conduct regular trips to the research sites; verify testing, referrals, reporting of the results and data collection and report any deviation from Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and protocols.
  • Support the organization, logistics and coordination of research related meetings, workshops, and training at the research sites.
  • Assist in the coordination with the Laboratory team at IOM Nepal, GeneXpert Centers of National TB Program and get support when conducting research activities.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the IOM team.

Job Specification

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Statistics, Social Science or any other relevant disciplines from an accredited institution with relevant professional experience; or Bachelor’s Degree in above field with three years of relevant professional experience


  • Proven experience to carry out public health research or operational research Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Confident use of statistical analysis software and social research methods
  • Good understanding of migration situations in Nepal and the sub-region (desirable)
  • Proven experience in gender analysis/mainstreaming
  • Abilities to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical, writing, editing and communication skills


  • Fluency in English and Nepali is required.



Interested candidates should attach the following documents;

1. Updated curriculum vitae (CV)

2. Any relevant documents as sample work

3. Three references

Apply Instructions

How to apply:

Interested Candidates are requested to submit their application indicating clearly the position applied, CFCV reference number to the following address: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Baluwatar, Kathmandu or email to by 20 February 2020. Only short listed candidates will be called for interview.

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Organization Summary

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the principal intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. We are growing rapidly and currently count 151 member states. A further 12 states hold observer status, as do numerous international and nongovernmental organizations. IOM’s programme budget for 2011 exceeds USD 1.3 billion, funding over 2,700 active programmes and more than 7,800 staff members serving in more than 470 field offices in more than a hundred countries.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepa
Organization Size 50-100
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