Research Specialist, Advocacy for Social Change

Job Description

Title: Research Specialist, Advocacy for Social Change

Company Name: BRAC

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters preferably in Development Studies/ Economics/ Sociology/ Anthropology/ Public Policy/ Public Health from any recognised university/ institution

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ JOB PURPOSE: The Research Specialist takes the important role in research and evidence team to help the team assess research needs of ASC and prepare and execute research plans. S/he takes lead in conducting research, from preparing research design to drafting report. S/he also carry out the responsibilities to translate the research findings into different knowledge products and disseminate them with different stakeholders and knowledge seekers and most importantly the target audience of ASC.
∎ Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme`s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
∎ Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
∎ Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Assess research needs and prepare yearly operation plan for conducting research/studies for Advocacy for Social Change (ASC)
∎ Prepare appropriate design of every research with the guidance from the team lead
∎ Prepare data collection plan and ensure quality in data collection process
∎ Analyse field data using appropriate software and draft research report.
∎ Prepare PowerPoint slides and make public presentation for sharing research findings.
∎ Prepare appropriate knowledge products such as policy brief, infographics, summary, OPED, journal article etc. by using the research findings.
∎ Provide knowledge support to the policy and advocacy team and other BRAC programmes based on the research findings
∎ Represent ASC in external forums especially the knowledge events and present ASC research findings
∎ Prepare quality research proposals for external resource mobilisation
∎ Study and analyse national policy environment and situation to provide necessary and useful information to the Programme Head and Team Leads to take timely initiative for research to influence specific policies
∎ Provide any other support to senior management if needed and other units of ASC

Additional Requirements:
∎ Excellent training, facilitation and capacity building skills
∎ Excellent team player with good skills in team work and consultative approach to decision making
∎ Good skills and experience in all aspects of research cycle management-design implementation, monitoring data quality and writing report
∎ Excellent communication and presentation skills
∎ Knowledge of M&E and evaluative research
∎ Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including a good track record of report writing
∎ Commitment to the values, mission and policies of BRAC
∎ Minimum 5 years' of work experience in development sector with particular focus on research and policy advocacy

Salary: Negotiable

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Festival Bonus, Contributory Provident Fund, Gratuity, Health and Life Insurance and others

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 25 Jun 2022

Company Information:
∎ 16 Jun 2022
∎ Business : BRAC is an international development organisation founded in Bangladesh that partners with over 100 million people living with inequality and poverty globally to create sustainable opportunities to realise potential.

Category: NGO/Development

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