Research Associate (Environment & Climate Finance)

Posted on May 9, 2024

Job Context

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) is inviting applications from Bangladeshi nationals for the position of Research Associate (Environment & Climate Finance), to be recruited for a project titled, Promoting Integrity in Solid Waste Management and Climate Finance in Bangladesh. The Research Associate-ECF is expected to join in July 2024 and serve until June 2027, renewable subject to extension of the project and mutual agreement. The incumbent will be based in Dhaka, subject to field work.
Project objectives in brief: The project objective is to increase demand for greater transparency, accountability and integrity in climate finance for a sustainable environment with a special focus on waste management. To this end, project activities will include evidence-based research, policy advocacy, capacity building, campaigns, and awareness-raising.


- Conduct/assist/outsource qualitative and quantitative research on governance issues in sustainable environment management especially in waste management and climate finance considering global and national climate pledges and progress.
- Contribute to develop research concepts, methodologies, tools, techniques and processes of data collection and prepare terms of reference (ToR) for outsourcing research and assessments
- Collect primary and secondary data for research using different tools and techniques as and when required
- Supervise and monitor field-level data collection, ensure authenticity and objectivity of the data as and when appropriate.
- Develop data analysis plan and analyse collected data.
- Provide training on data collection to field enumerators/short term staff appointed from time to time.
- Write research reports and/or contribute to research report writing in Bangla and English, prepare and make power-point presentations of research findings.
- Draft policy briefs/position papers based on research findings.
- Assist in developing and updating creative, innovative and effective designs for policy research.
- Provide necessary research/technical support in project activities including workshops, capacity building training, dialogues, and campaigns engaging relevant actors and decision-makers in coordination with TIB stakeholders, where appropriate.
- Assist the design, planning and management of research, programme and advocacy activities of the project.
- The position is Dhaka-based. However, the Research Associate-ECF must have no hesitation to undertake frequent research-related field visits as needed.
- Perform any other relevant task/s assigned by the organisation.

Special Instruction

Academic Qualification

- Applicants must have a Master’s degree with Honours in Social Science discipline (in subjects like Environment, Economics, Development Studies, Geography and Environment, Climate Change, Governance and Public Policy, Sociology, Public Administration, Law, and Statistics or any other related subject).
- Candidates with a third division or a GPA below 2 in SSC/HSC or a CGPA below 2.5 as applicable, are not considered to meet the necessary requirements.

Other Qualification

- Candidates having experience or understanding on governance, anti-corruption and integrity in general and environment and climate change in particular will have advantage.
- Working experience in organisation/s with a governance and anti-corruption focus will be an added advantage.
- Experience in large-scale survey-based data collection using open-source application like KoBo and Google format etc., will be an added advantage.
- Experience in conducting Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) in rural and urban settings with diverse stakeholders.
- Good command on data management and data analysis by using computer software, especially Access, SPSS/STATA, and/or Atlas.ti/Nvivo etc.

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Professional Certification

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Additional Requirement

- Sound computer skills for quantitative data processing and analysis as well as good word processing skills in both Bangla and English, good command of the use of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
- Integrity, team works and due regard to professionalism are some core attributes which the candidate needs to possess.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in both Bangla and English and teamwork & leadership qualities.
- Strong organisational and time management skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Self-motivation and orientation towards set goals, demonstrating accountability, initiative, creativity and focus in a rapidly changing and intellectually stimulating environment.

Gross Salary


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  • 25 May 2024
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  • Full time
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  • Dhaka
  • 4 years
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