Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. With its head quarter in Ireland, Concern has been working in Bangladesh since 1972.

Currently, Concern Worldwide invites applications for the following position :

Title of the Position: Research Coordinator
Number of Position: One (01)
Type of Contract:  Fixed Term Contract till 31st  December 2021
Gross Annual Salary range (inclusive of Festival Bonus & Gratuity): As per organization’s policy
Duty Station: Head Office, Dhaka with frequent field visit

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • To develop and deliver Concern’s Research Plan through the design, coordination and oversight of research studies aligned to Concern’s programme interventions.
  • Support programme teams to develop research Scope of Work in collaboration with research partners, defining the research objectives, questions, research methodology and methods, ethics, work plan, budget and dissemination plan.
  • To ensure the quality of data collection and analysis of data to produce insightful and informative research findings.
  • Provide technical input into the development of appropriate research methodology and ensure that the research methods and data collection tools are applied correctly, comprehensively and with rigour and integrity.
  • Provide training and guidance to enumerators and field researchers where required.
  • To ensure the quality of data collection and analysis of data to produce insightful and informative research findings.
  • Strengthen Concern Bangladesh position as an organisation for the elimination of extreme poverty through effective and far-reaching dissemination of Concern’s research findings, by producing high quality publications and exciting, interesting and insightful public events.
  • To support programme/ project teams and partners in designing, planning and revising project strategies and activities using research findings and learning captured from research.
  • To work collaboratively with team members to ensure excellence within Project and Concern work is captured, promoted and disseminated.
  • To contribute in the process of implementing quality programme by ensuring that the CHS standard of accountability is conceptualized and effectively implemented throughout the organization, and at the country programme level.
  • To engage in emergency response operation as and when required by Concern Worldwide.

Key Requirements:

  • Masters in Social Science (Development Studies, Demography/ Economics/ Sociology/ Anthropology are preferred)
  • At least five (05) years progressively responsible work experience in the area of research in development with a strong understanding of research principles, methodologies and process.
  • Prior experience of research in two of Concern Bangladesh priority research areas of urban extreme poverty, resilience and health.
  • Experience of managing and overseeing a diverse and multi- disciplinary research portfolio.
  • Experience in working with and managing relationships with international research institutes and researchers, head office advisers, and local research organizations.
  • Experience of developing quantitative and qualitative research tools and overseeing data collection. Experience of survey design, data collection and analysis is essential.
  • Strong track record of producing research publication in the development and humanitarian sector.
  • Knowledge and understanding of EU data protection laws (GDPR) and ethical approval process in Bangladesh, is considered an advantage.
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.
  • Willingness to travel to field offices frequently as per need.

Job Description: Click here to download

Job Application Form: Click here to download

Qualified, skilled and experienced professionals are requested to forward the completed Concern Worldwide Job Application Form along with an updated CV to: or Concern Worldwide, Human Resources Department, House # 15 SW (D), Road # 07, Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212.

Please use the prescribed Concern Worldwide Job Application Form. BDJobs Profile will not be accepted as an application. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Closing Date for Applications: 22 October 2018

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies

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