Research Officer

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-03-30 Deadline: 2016-04-12
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Research and Development
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Research Officer - NPPP 2 (Open to Nepalese nationals only)

Location : Kathmandu, NEPAL
Application Deadline : 12-Apr-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 13d 19h 45m
Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract : Other
Post Level : Other
Languages Required : English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : One year with possibility of extension


Effective Development Financing and Coordination (EDFC) project is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Finance and United Nations Development Program. The objective of the EDFC is to further enhance the capacity of Ministry of Finance (MOF) and other relevant stakeholders with a strengthened enabling environment to effectively and efficiently plan, manage and coordinate Official Development Assistance (ODA). EDFC focuses on establishing and strengthening coordination structures in line with the 2014 Development Cooperation Policy and will also help streamline MOF’s standard operating procedures translating global policies and practices on ODA management into a single national system. EDFC will also help enhance the analytical capacity of MOF and other line ministries for the better alignment and prioritization of ODA with national development priorities.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Officer (RO) will work under the direct supervision of Deputy Project Manager (DPM) and Senior Advisor and s/he will be responsible to:

  • Lead and Provide data and information to concerned officers in International Economic Coordination and Cooperation Division (IECCD) and other donors producing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports including other relevant sectoral reports as per the need of the programme.
  • With the Senior Advisor jointly lead Analysis of ODA data and provide regular updated facts and figures in table, graphs and charts as per need.
  • Develop appropriate formats for collecting data for database development and management in coordination with IECCD Management Team.
  • Prepare and submit evidence based qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Draft ODA reports based on the information and data received from concerned donors and line ministries.
  • Provide structured training to IECCD counterparts on analysis (Quality and Quantity).
  • Ensure that GESI are mainstreamed in all analytical products and other knowledge products.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by programme management.


  • Promotes sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued personal learning and development;
  • Good practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues;
  • Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of projects;
  • Builds  strong relationships  with all partner, focuses on impact and results and responds positively to critical feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains  calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Proven networking, team building, organizational and communication skills;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment with a positive attitude;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
  • Knowledge of database handling, management and analysis applications is essential.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Completion of Master’s degree in Economics or relevant subject.


  • 5 years of strong professional background in analysis and the use of management information system with exposure in development field.
  • Teaching  and training experience will be an asset.


  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English and Nepali languages.


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.


Organization Summary

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 100+
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