Research Manager- Randomized Controlled Trial

HERD International
Location: Nepal
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2021-01-20 Deadline: 2021-01-27
  • Location : Nepal
  • Qualification Degree : Masters Degree
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : Research and Development
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Position: Research Manager- Randomized Controlled Trial


  • Duration of Employment 2 years contract with possibility of extension

  • Working nature Full-time assignment

  • Working hours 40 hours a week

  • Duty station Central office with frequent visits to district office in Kapilvastu

  • Supervisor Country PI/Managing Director

Key responsibilities of the Research Manager are as follows:

Core technical functions

1. Lead development of detail research implementation plan in the district in coordination with

district CAPPT team, ensuring alignment with trial protocol, project log frame and indicators

2. Provide technical input to the development of effective data collection tools and methodology

at various stages of the project

3. Sound knowledge of RCT and randomization techniques would be an added advantage to

guide district team in planning and implementation of trial activities

4. Should lead recruitment process and training of field team to create a common level of

understanding to generate quality evidence using designed tools and techniques

5. Undertake technical supervision of the trial team (district based intervention team and

surveillance team) to ensure timely completion of planned activities with high quality work and


6. Engage with district and central CAPPT team to develop and implement a monitoring,

evaluation and learning strategy by developing theory of change, log frame and indicators to

track progress of the projects

7. Make routine trips to trial sites to ensure effective and efficient implementation of trial activities

in accordance with Trial Protocol and provide supportive supervision to generate quality


8. Act as focal point of contact and liaison between country PI, technical partners, central and

district based team and with national and sub-national level stakeholders

9. Ensure quality of evidence, engaging with data team, by on-site visits and through real-time

monitoring of data uploaded from field into organization’s server

10. Ensure the confidentiality of all collected data for the research purpose including other

sensitive data

11. Supervise regular data management functions to comply with standardized data management

practice of the organization

12. Ensure proper documentation of project activities by designated staff, and reporting of all

activities with sufficient proof documents

13. Prepare regular reports (progress report, activity reports, etc.), with support from district based

intervention manager and surveillance manager, based on requirements of projects

14. Ensure an effective feedback mechanism is implemented within the team

15. Engage with team to communicate research findings and produce scientific papers for

publications in national and international journals

16. Envision potential risks to the project, develop and routinely update a project risks register in

coordination with district and central team and ensure implementation of timely prevention or

action measures, when needed

17. Undertake any other task as required by the organization




Job Specification



  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Applied Epidemiology or related studies with strong

  • knowledge and experience in research implementation

  • At least 5 years of demonstrable experience in managing trial or research projects and team

  •  Sound theoretical knowledge of various research methods including RCTs

  •  Strong track record in an applied research context, proven analytical skills

  • Proven ability to analyze data and write comprehensive reports

  • Proven track record of timely and quality delivery

  •  strong leadership and motivational skills as well as effective communication, organizational and time management skills

  •  Excellent spoken and written English and Nepali


  • Experience of working with government and development agencies

  • Sound knowledge of the health systems in Nepal and elsewhere

  • Knowledge and experience of working in nutrition sector

  • Knowledge of Awadhi language is an asset

  • Proven ability of confidence and an ability to work well as a team member whilst demonstrating a genuine appetite for personal learning

Apply Instructions

Submit your CV and a cover letter along with the duly filled application form to mentioning the position that you are applying for in the subject line of the email before 5 PM, Wednesday, 27 January 2021.

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Organization Summary

HERD INTERNATIONAL is a research and development agency, promoting evidence informed policies and practices for sustainable development and contributing to improve quality of life of people. It is legally registered as a service company under the Office of the Company Registrar, Ministry of Industry, Nepal. HERD INTERNATIONAL functions with the principles of Youth-Centric Empowerment, High Regard to Human Subjects, Partnership and Collaboration, Integrated Development, Innovation for Impact, Translating Evidence into Policy and Practice and Zero Tolerance on Corruption and Misappropriation. All members of this organization embody in principle and practice these principles.

We function with 3E approaches of EFFICIENCY, EXECUTION and EMPOWERMENT.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu , Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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