Research Assistant, Research & Development Department

Job Description

Title: Research Assistant, Research & Development Department

Company Name: Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS)

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ MSS in Economics or a closely related subject from a well-recognized University (Degree from North America, Europe, and Australia is preferred).
∎ Extraordinary result holders (CGPA 3.5 or above, out of 4) in MSS and BSS will be given preference.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 2 year(s)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Working closely with Joint Secretary, Secretary, and BASIS EC in preparing policy responses to be sent to the Government.
∎ When required, conduct background research on various economic issues for policy formulation.
∎ Taking up action research works and conducting surveys frequently.
∎ Organizing FGDs on regular basis to address sub-sectorial challenges and opportunities.
∎ Representing BASIS in the relevant national and international webinars, seminars, etc.
∎ Drafting relevant Talking Points, Speeches, and PPTs for the President of BASIS.
∎ Writing Outcome Reports, Meeting Minutes, Meeting Summary etc., when required.
∎ Keeping track of important global, economic, and business indicators.
∎ Maintaining liaison with IBPC, Ministry of Planning, and Ministry of Finance.
∎ Taking ownership of the BASIS Newsletter to publish on regular basis.
∎ When required, providing support to the Editorial Team for preparing Annual Report, Software & IT Service Catalog, Exporters Directory, and other documents

Additional Requirements:
∎ At least 2 years of experience in a recognized chamber of commerce/trade association/economic research organization/ will be given preference.
∎ Having a good understanding of development issues faced by Bangladesh as well as those faced by other LDCs and developing countries.
∎ Translates technical knowledge into practical applications that contribute to country and sector strategies; e.g., able to translate technical analyses of macroeconomic, debt, fiscal policy, and growth linkages into policy recommendations and cross-country lessons.
∎ Strong communication skills, including the ability to speak persuasively which would be important for presenting ideas clearly and concisely to both internally to BASIS professionals as well as when required with government officials dealing with policy.
∎ Sound analytical abilities and Adept in Microsoft office package.
∎ In-depth knowledge of data analysis and ability to work with large datasets (Expertise in data analysis tool e.g. STATA, MS Access).

Salary: Negotiable

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ As per organization rules

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 15 Sep 2021

Company Information:
∎ 1 Sep 2021
∎ Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS)
∎ Address : BDBL Bhaban (5th Floor-West), 12 Kawran Bazar, Dhaka-1215
∎ Web :

Category: Research/Consultancy