Research Officer

Location: Kathmandu
Posted Date: 2019-10-18 Deadline: 2019-10-26
  • Nos. of Opening : 2
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Qualification Degree : Masters Level (MPH Preferred, or Masters in Development studies, Nursing)
  • Salary : 70000
  • Category : Research and Development
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

PHASE Nepal is a not for profit NGO that works on health, education and livelihood projects in remote Himalayan communities. We are currently seeking qualified and energetic professionals for Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and the University of Sheffield funded GCRF NGO Secondary Data Analysis Research Project: “Determinants of health in rural Nepal: Utilizing PHASE Nepal data to investigate social inequalities in health and health care amongst under-5s.” The research project’s objective is to create a new academic knowledge on the relationship between various forms of inequalities for major determinants of health, utilization of health care services, and treatment adherence in common childhood illness. 

The overall purpose of following positions is to compile, digitize and analyze existing paper based patient records of Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) to generate an important new digitized dataset (over the last 5years) from 25 PHASE working health centres in Humla, Mugu, Bajura, Sindhupalchok and Gorkha districts of Nepal. This will help the Research Department at PHASE Nepal to pursue further research questions and address a series of research questions related to uses of health services based on Nepal’s various socio economic and geographical diversities. 

PHASE Nepal is currently looking for suitable candidates for the following position:

Position:  Research Officer

Duty Station: Central Office, Kathmandu with extensive field visits during first four months

Required Number: 2 (Two)

Duration: 15 months with possibility of extension 

Job Description

The Research Officer will play a leading role and will be responsible for collecting overall research data from the primary source. S/he must take pro-active role in data compiling, digitizing, coordinating, and processing of overall research data and support statistician and research investigators for producing high quality analytical reports. Following are the key job related requirements for the position but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and communicate with district and local level stakeholders for gathering the secondary data of IMNCI from the 25 health centers since past 5 years.
  • Collect photographic record of past IMNCI record and coordinate with statistician and data entry personnel
  • Finding the right information and speak and write clearly about the findings.
  • Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary.
  • Manage and respond to project related email
  • Attend project meetings, seminars and other meetings as necessary
  • Prepare progress reports, articles, presentations
  • Support in data input, data processing and  analysis and report writing
  • Support Research team of PHASE Nepal in data processing & analysis

Job Specification

Required Qualifications and skills

  • Masters Level (MPH Preferred, or Masters in Development studies, Nursing)
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in public health research (preferably in IMNCI or  Maternal& Child health)
  • High quality communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Willingness and fitness to travel remote areas
  • Good command over digital data collection tool (KOBO, CSPro, ODK etc.)
  • Strong problem-solving and attention to detail
  • High quality communication and coordination skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to meet urgent deadlines

Apply Instructions

Salary and benefits: Upto NPR 70,000/-(Gross) per month depending upon the qualification, skill and experiences.

We offer Provident Fund (10% of Basic Salary), Gratuity (8.33% of Basic Salary), Festival Allowances (Pro-rata basis), Food and Field Allowances (in accordance with the remoteness of the workstation). We also enroll all our staff in Medical Insurance worth Rs. 2,00,000 (Two Lakh Only) along with dependent (Spouse, 3 children or Parents) and Accidental Insurance worth Rs. 20,00,000 (Twenty Lakh Only)

How to Apply:

Interested candidates meeting above-mentioned criteria are requested to send their updated CV along with a cover letter to  no later than 26th Oct 2019. Please apply only if you meet the required criteria and clearly mention which position you are applying for.

PHASE Nepal is an equal opportunities employer and strictly follows the merit-based selection. Qualified female candidates or those from disadvantaged communities are strongly encouraged to apply. PHASE reserves the right to qualify/disqualify applications in any case.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the further selection process.

No telephone inquiries will be entertained and any inappropriate recommendation will automatically disqualify the candidate from further processing.

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Organization Summary

PHASE (Practical Help Achieving Self-Empowerment) Nepal is a non profit making organization established in 2006. It has been implementing integrated community development projects in remote villages of 5 districts with a vision of self empowered and self sustained society where all kind of discrimination is absent. PHASE seeks to recruit following positions for its’ new expansion area

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location PHASE Nepal Dadhikot-9, Bhaktapur, Nepal Postal: Post Box No. 12888, Kathmandu, Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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