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Research Associate

Job description

Position Code


Department / Program

Mental Health Program

Reporting To

Program Manager

Employment Type



Karachi, Pakistan

JOb Purpose

The incumbent will be responsible to assist Program Manager in the overall management of the project by collecting data through qualitative and quantitative techniques, analyzing data and presenting it. In addition, the Research Associate may also act as supervisor for field workers and mobilize them to collect data.


Program Management [90%]

  • Data Collection through qualitative (In-depth interviews and focus group) and quantitative (questionnaires/surveys) techniques.
  • Present data to Senior Management on a monthly basis.
  • Update data on a weekly or monthly basis.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data through statistical methods.
  • Data analysis using statistical software.
  • Mobilize field workers to collect data.
  • Write literature review through secondary research.
  • Responsible for petty cash for the project.
  • Filing and following up on Payment Requisitions of the project.
  • Managing inventory at different sites.
  • Hiring and training of field workers.
  • Prepare presentation slides for the managers meeting.
  • Any other task assigned by the Line Manager.

Miscellaneous [10%]

  • Act as departmental representative for internal and external partners in absence of Deputy Manager, Research.
  • Other activities pertaining to overall scope of the Mental Health Program as and when required.


Required Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree(s) in a relevant field including public health, social science, international relations.
  • Development or another relevant field.

Required Experience

  • 0-1 year of experience

Required Skills

  • Computer Literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Fluency in English/Urdu (oral and written) will be strongly preferred.
  • Hands on experience of SPSS and STATA (preferred but not mandatory
  • Analytical Skills