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Research Associate

Job description

Position Code


Job Title

Research Associate

Job Grade

Senior Officer

Employment Type

Full-Time Contractual (Close-ended)



JOb Purpose

The incumbent will support the Country Site Coordinator in research project design, manuscript, and grant writing. He or She will be required to provide support and training to the existing teams in the development of new tools.


- Undergo training about the  protocol and procedures specific to the program.
- Travel to other project sites in Sindh Pakistan as per need.
- Research and Development: Conduct primary and secondary Research on community engagement principles, community psychology, participatory action Research, and other novel methodologies.
- Build and house a Research repository that can be availed by all IRD staff interested in community engagement. Support in the design and Development of innovations.
- Knowledge Management: Support in grant proposals, manuscript writing, conference presentation drafting, report generation, and others.
- Lead the Knowledge asset for all community engagement activities at IRD to consolidate findings and learnings across programs.
- Community Outreach: Participate in field visits across multiple community engagement projects for primary data collection, support visits, and others.
- Liaise with exisitng program teams to support community Outreach efforts through incorporation of PAR principles.
- Assist in building the training & learning aspect of all community engagement initiatives across IRD, including field officer trainings, module development, assessment design, and learning webinars for senior program staff.
- Support line-manager across multiple community engagement activities, such as attending meetings, taking notes, drafting MoUs, or other as required.
- Conduct qualitative analysis as needed for different projects.


Required Qualification

  • Bachelor's in Social Sciences or related field

Required Experience

  • 1-2

Required Skills

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc.)
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Communication Skills
  • Research Skills
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