Senior Research Associate


Multiple in all BIGD research clusters- Economic Development, Gender and Social Transformation, Governance and Politics, and Urban and Climate Change.

Job Context

BIGD is a post graduate institute of BRAC University. We believe that governance and development challenges are interrelated and needs rigorous evidence based search for smart entry points with a focus on implementation. We believe that solid research, quality capacity strengthening, and sustained advocacy need to work together and build on each other to create big impact. This is what we do and constantly strive to do better.

We are stepping up. We are looking for people at various levels to work with us in different functions. We need people with hunger to learn and improve, grit to work hard and not give up, and ambition to excel and build a new kind of knowledge institution that is relevant to our context and challenges.

Major Responsibilities

Senior Research Associate (SRA) is a mid level research position at BIGD. As an SRA, your responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with Cluster Heads/senior researchers in managing research projects. 
  • Assist in identification, planning and design of research projects.
  • Ability to do analysis with minimal supervision
  • Write up and deliver report/article from analysis.
  • Engage in discussion and debate with other researchers to promote peer to peer learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Organize seminars/workshops/conferences.
  • Additional task as and when they are assigned.

Educational and curricular requirements

  • The candidate/s must have post graduate with CGPA 3.5 and above in Economics/ Development economics/ Public policy/ Urban economics or studies/ Gender studies/ Social science from a reputed national or international university.
  • Interested and adept at analytical development work (qualitative, quantitative and/or experimental) and skills in relevant tools.
  • At least five years of research experience and three referred journal publication.
  • Active interest in national and global current affairs, economics and politics.

Other Essential Requirements

  • Excellent oral and written English skills.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in research methods. 
  • Knowledge in experimental research methods and project/program evaluation will be preferred.
  • Independent enough to work with minimum supervision and ability to work well within a team.
  • General ability to handle multiple concurrent projects and perform under pressure
  • S/he should have a practical and flexible approach to duties and have excellent time management skills.
  • Expected to maintain good interpersonal relations with fellow researchers and staff members.

Job Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh but frequent field visits will be required.

Salary (monthly): We are willing to pay a salary commensurate with your skills and qualifications.

Job Nature: Full time contractual

Application Information:

If you think, YOU are the person we are looking for please apply

Application deadline: November 30, 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please Note that BIGD is an equal opportunity employer.