Job Description

Title: Anthropologist

Company Name: Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB)

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh

Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master's degree in Anthropology from recognized national or international university (MPH is desirable)

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 6 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Background : Drowning is a leading cause of death worldwide. It`s a serious, neglected public health threat, claiming the lives of 236,000 people every year. More than 90% of drowning occurs in low- and middle-income countries.
∎ In Bangladesh, drowning is the leading cause of deaths in children over the age of one. Globally, the country has one of the highest rates of drowning, especially among newly mobile children. The risk of drowning in rural areas is twice that in cities, because there are significant numbers of water bodies like ponds and ditches, creating natural drowning hazards for very young children. Moreover, parents and caregivers have the constant challenge of supervising small children while working, preparing food, or doing household chores. This means that young children are often cared for by older siblings. In addition, despite the death toll, action to reduce and prevent drowning in rural areas has been not adequate and/or even absent.
∎ A new project to reduce the number of drowning deaths amongst newly mobile children in Bangladesh is being coordinated by Bournemouth University in collaboration with the University of the West of England, Bristol, and the Poole-based Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The UK organisations will be working with the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) to identify and trial methods to reduce drownings among newly-mobile children, generally under two years old. The project is funded by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) using UK aid from the UK government to support global health research.
∎ The team will be working with communities in Patuakhali and Sherpur districts of Bangladesh. Utilising human-centred design techniques, they will identify and prioritise potential solutions, develop the ideas into prototype interventions, and assess the acceptability and usability of the interventions with communities in these two regions.
∎ The role : CIPRB are seeking an experienced Anthropologist to support Research Manager, for conducting various research and evaluation of the interventions of the projects related activities. Moreover, s/he will be work closely with both Bangladeshi and international researchers, and CIPRB`s finance, communications, and safeguarding team.
∎ Job Nature : Contractual
∎ Contract Length: 4 years
∎ Work Location : Dhaka with frequent field visits to the project areas
∎ Expected Start Date : At Earliest

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Design, plan, conduct and coordinate various research activities
∎ Develop qualitative research tools and guideline relevant to the objectives of the research including but not limited to survey questionnaires, focus group or interview guides, Key Informants Interviews, audio and video data capturing, observational study, and risk mapping tools based on the objectives of the research
∎ Evaluate, select, and apply standard techniques and methods of the research
∎ Keep detailed records of data in accordance with the project and organization's data storage policies
∎ Perform data analysis and technical evaluation of research experiments and results
∎ Summarize results for inclusion in scientific publications
∎ Prepare project reporting documents and ensure that quarterly and annual reports will be delivered on time
∎ Support researchers with the analysis of qualitative data and provide contextual and technical input to inform accurate interpretation of the results
∎ Work closely with multi-discipline team members to conduct research within the project requirements
∎ Perform other tasks assigned by the Research Manager and Senior Management Team

Additional Requirements:
∎ 06 (six) years and more experience in conducting qualitative research in
∎ Experience of community-based research to design possible interventions and evaluate proposed designs
∎ Excellent verbal and written communication in English and Bangla
∎ Able to follow project workplan, budget and meet the deadlines
∎ Experience of producing quarterly and annual activity plans with appropriate budget forecasts
∎ Proficiency in facilitation, motivation and leadership to coordinate field staff to conduct data collection, community-based design, and intervention testing
∎ Proficient in computer skills, including use of email, internet, Microsoft Office programs: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
∎ Proficient in qualitative and quantitative data analysis and technical expertise on data software, for example Nvivo/Atlas.ti/MAXQDA
∎ Knowledge or experience of human-centered design approaches, injury prevention and/or relevant sector will be an advantage
∎ Able to work with and communicate across different levels of project staff from director team to field staff, including international members of the research and design teams
∎ Experience of project coordination or management in Govt. institution, national or international development Organizations (UK government) will be an advantage
∎ Good understanding of GoB's relevant rules, regulations
∎ Willing to travel in project areas frequently.

∎ Tk. 75000 - 90000 (Monthly)
∎ Negotiable based on experience and academic qualification.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Other benefits as per policy of the organization.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 2 Apr 2023

Company Information:
∎ 23 Mar 2023
∎ Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB)
∎ Address : House-B-162, Road-23, New DOHS, Mohakahali, Dhaka -1206, Bangladesh.
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) is one of the leading organizations dedicated to public health research in Bangladesh.

Category: NGO/Development


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