Research Officer Mid Level

BBC Media Action
Location: Sanepa, Lalitpur
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-07-01 Deadline: 2015-07-07
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Sanepa Lalitpur
  • Working Position : Mid Level
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelor/Master Degree in any Field
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Research and Development
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

DESIGNATION: Research Officer

DEPARTMENT: Research and Learning

OBJECTIVE OF THE JOB: To conduct high standard research to support programme teams and to monitor and evaluate the Projects




Accountable for: Research and Learning Department

Reporting to: Research Manager

Coordination with : Production Teams, Capacity Building and Training and Networking, Admin, Finance & Account, Team Leaders and other R&L colleagues

With external Institutions: Audience and other relevant external institutions and individuals



A. Research and Monitoring

1. Work closely with all the production teams, capacity building and training and network team for smooth operation.

2.To support the commissioning of all audience research in coordination with production teams, negotiating and liaising with research agencies and key users of the research to ensure the results are suitable to meet project needs.

3. To implement and deliver all audience research in order to ensure that activities meet quality standards and are completed within budget and deadline requirements.

4. Be involved in formulating research design, preparing and circulating RFPs/research brief (where appropriate), evaluating proposals, finalising and commissioning the research in consultation with the line manager.

5. Liaise with the teams in designing of research tools and finalization of the reports.

6. To analyze and synthesize audience research results, applications and innovations with a view to identifying lessons learned and defining best practice. Share the research findings and strategic recommendations in the most appropriate methods with internal and external stakeholders.

7. Supporting the pretesting/piloting of research instruments, as needed. Training the research agency and enumerators prior to field work. Monitoring and controlling the quality of fieldwork/data collection, project timeliness and budgets for the research projects being handled.

8. Moderating focus groups and conducting depth interviews when necessary.  Continually looking at ways to improve data collection both feeding into research design, moderation and analysis of data.


B.     Cooperation

1. Possess good understanding of management’s reporting requirements in terms of providing analysis and recommendation for quick understating and decision making. This includes designing ways of reporting figures in an effective and strategic way.

2. With Research Manager liaise with internal clients to determine audience research needs.  Be involved in formulating research design, and using data to inform business development/new opportunities.

Working with other research team members to design and draft research instruments, particularly those used for quantitative work and monitoring and evaluation. Input and help draft research design – sampling, recruitment and logistics.

Job Specification


1.     Strong experience in qualitative and quantitative market/social research.

2.     Experience using qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

3.     Strong IT skills, including Excel and PowerPoint, and experience with data analysis software packages such as SPSS or Atlas.

4.     Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Nepali and English.

5.     Strong report writing and presentation skills, communicating complex technical ideas using non-technical language to a wide range of audiences from journalists, production staff and development practitioners.

6.     Ability to plan and conduct work with minimal supervision

7.     Track record of delivering research findings to deadline

8.     Able to type in Nepali



Strategic Thinking – Can identify a vision along with the plans that need to be implemented to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, issues in the short, medium and longer-term

Analytical Thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem-solving and/or development

Managing relationships and team working - able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.  Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively

Resilience - manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterized by commitment, motivation and energy

Planning and organisation - able to think ahead in order to establish and efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.  Priorities and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources

Communication - able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information. Good negotiating and diplomatic skills

Flexibility - adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.  Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements

Apply Instructions

Please e-mail your application to no later than 7th July 2015. All applications should include a CV and a cover letter providing evidence that you have the skills and experience required for this position. Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted within 1 week of the deadline.

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Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location 2 Cha, Sanepa Chowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
Organization Size 20-50
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