Design Research Specialist, Open CRVS
(based at the Country Office in Dhaka)

All over the world girls are at risk because of their young age and their gender. They are at risk of being denied the opportunity to access a secondary education, to gain the skills and training they need to work and to exercise control over their sexual and reproductive health. They are at risk of being married before the age of 18. They are at risk of violence and harassment from men and boys in every space they occupy, including their home, their school, their refugee camp and their city.

Civil registration (CR) is a process by which a government records vital events occurring in a population, such as births, deaths and marriages. It provides data on life itself and for governments it provides the sole continuous source of vital statistics (VS) for evidence-based policy and decision-making.

Plan International is leading the development of OpenCRVS, a standards-based, open source software product that provides for the CRVS needs of all countries as a global good. It is a solution that responds to the needs of its users, both those that will be working with it on a daily basis and those people and institutions that stand to benefit from its functionality. The Government of Bangladesh have positioned CRVS as a key strategic priority and foundation of the “Digital Bangladesh” strategy, recognising it’s foundational capabilities to provide a unique identity through birth registration with which the population can access all e-Government services. Under the leadership of a2i in the Prime Minister’s office, the Government of Bangladesh have requested that Plan pursues an in-country implementation of OpenCRVS. This will be in line with ongoing work that has already been planned to develop a new CRVS system, and in partnership with a local technology firm with whom they have already engaged to build a digital CRVS solution.

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT GIRLS RIGHTS AND ENDING GENDER INEQUALITY? 

DO YOU HOLD THE COMPETENCY TO WORK WITH MODERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND TRANSFORM CRVS PROCESSES FOR PROPER TRACKING AND RECORDING OF VITAL EVENTS OCCURRING IN A POPULATION, SUCH AS BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES?

ARE YOU INTERESTED TO SUPPORT DESIGN RESEARCH SUPPORT ON OPENCRVS APPLICATION AND FUNCTIONALITY AS WELL AS DERIVING QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE DATA FROM RESEARCH, ANALYSE DATA AND EXTRACT ACTIONABLE FINDINGS?

IF YOUR ANSWERS ARE YES, THEN THIS IS THE JOB FOR YOU

The role

As a Design Research Specialist, you will be responsible for providing all types of design research support to Project including Testing of OpenCRVS application and functionality with key stakeholders in the community and GoB on an ongoing basis. You will coordinate run bi-monthly (or as required) calls with the design team to feedback insights from end-user testing as well as working with teams to define and plan the research and conduct the research. Moreover, you will interpret qualitative and quantitative data from research, analyse data and extract actionable findings. You will need to communicate findings to relevant stakeholders effectively using the appropriate materials and will consolidate feedback and insights document from design research activities including updated user journey maps

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a ‘to go’ and a passionate team member who is competent in working in design research-based methods, navigation structure and interaction design of user interfaces. A Postgraduate degree holder with 3 to 5 years of qualitative research experience in Bangladesh culminating in a sound ability to scope a research process and  lead fieldwork.

About Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. This is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Its girls who are most affected.  Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls by implementing an integrated programme and influence approach.

How to apply:

To find out more details and apply visit: Career Opportunities: Design Research Specialist, Open CRVS and should apply online by 15 June 2019. Plan International Bangladesh is committed to ending gender inequality, and achieving a gender balanced workforce. Women are strongly encouraged to apply      

We promote competitive salary, female friendly workplace, outstanding co-workers (who are respectful, professional, unbiased and easy to work with); equal opportunity that mean equal access to promotion, leadership role or incentive programme.
  

Attractive salary will be offered to deserving candidate along with other benefits as per organization’s policy.

As an independent development and humanitarian organization, We strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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