Research Associate - Qualitative

Posted on November 10, 2022

Job Context

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) is inviting applications from Bangladeshi Nationals for the position of Research Associate - Qualitative, to be recruited for its new project titled, Participatory Action against Corruption: Towards Transparency and Accountability (PACTA) (January 2022 to December 2026). Upon joining, the incumbent will be regarded as a member of the team for TIB’s core project and will remain reportable to the Research Fellow (Research and Policy Division).


• Conduct/assist in research as a member of the team responsible for specific research project/assignment;
• Contribute to developing research concepts, methodologies, tools, techniques and processes of data collection;
• Collect primary and secondary data using various qualitative tools;
• Supervise and monitor field data collection process, ensure authenticity and objectivity of data, undertake analysis of data, and participate in data collection, both primary and secondary, as and when appropriate;
• Develop analysis plan and analyse collected data;
• Provide training to field enumerators/short term staff appointed from time to time for data collection;
• Write reports and/ or chapter contribute to report writing in Bangla and English, prepare and make presentations of research findings;
• Contribute to policy advocacy undertaken based on research findings s/he was involved - draft policy briefs/position papers and assist in preparing advocacy plans;
• Assist in developing and updating creative, innovative and effective designs of policy research;
• The position is Dhaka-based. However, the Research Associate (Qualitative) must have no hesitation to undertake frequent research-related field visits as needed;
• Perform any other relevant task assigned by the organization.

Special Instruction

Academic Qualification

• Masters with Honours at Bachelor’s level, preferably from a relevant subject (like subjects from Social Science discipline e.g. Economics, Sociology, Public Administration, International Relations, Development Studies etc.), and Law, Statistics, with at least 6 (six) years of experience in qualitative research in a reputed organisation;
• Candidates with a 3rd Division or a CGPA of less than 2.5 on a scale of 4 or 3 on a scale of 5 at any stage of their education need not apply;.

Other Qualification

• Experience of qualitative research on governance and/or anti-corruption issues, more specifically on institutions of democracy, diagnostic studies, household surveys and social accountability tools etc., will be given preference;
• Experience in use of software based analysis of qualitative data (like CAQDAS, Atlas.ti, Nvivo, etc.) are desired; experience in data visualization software like Tableau and a minimum level of experience with quantitative analysis (e.g. use of software like SPSS, etc.) will be an added advantage.

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Additional Requirement

• Excellent communication skills, written and oral, both in Bangla and English are necessary;
• Sound computer skills, good word processing skills in both Bangla and English, good command on the use of MS Word, PowerPoint, etc. are essential;
• Working experience in an organisation with a governance and anti-corruption focus will be an added advantage.

Gross Salary


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  • 26 Nov 2022
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  • Full time
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  • Dhaka
  • 6 years
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