Researcher

Job Description

Title: Researcher

Company Name: Uttaran

Vacancy: --

Location: Dhaka, Satkhira

Salary: Tk. 50000 - 60000 (Monthly)

Published: 15 May 2024

Education:
∎ Master's degree or equivalent in anthropology, development studies, political science, or a related field.
∎ Master's degree or equivalent in anthropology, development studies, political science, or a related field.

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ Prior experience in conducting field research, particularly in rural or coastal settings, is preferred.
∎ Strong analytical skills and proficiency in qualitative research methods, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
∎ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams and engage with diverse stakeholders.
∎ Fluency in English and Bengali languages, both written and spoken.
∎ Demonstrated commitment to ethical research practices, including informed consent, confidentiality, and respect for cultural sensitivities.
∎ Flexibility and adaptability to work in dynamic environments, with the ability to travel between Satkhira and Dhaka as needed.
∎ Prior experience in conducting field research, particularly in rural or coastal settings, is preferred.
∎ Strong analytical skills and proficiency in qualitative research methods, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
∎ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams and engage with diverse stakeholders.
∎ Fluency in English and Bengali languages, both written and spoken.
∎ Demonstrated commitment to ethical research practices, including informed consent, confidentiality, and respect for cultural sensitivities.
∎ Flexibility and adaptability to work in dynamic environments, with the ability to travel between Satkhira and Dhaka as needed.

Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Duration: 6-month contractUttaran is an NGO that has been operating in Bangladesh since 1985 with the mission to uphold the rights and entitlements of the poor and disadvantaged communities and to improve their socio-economic conditions. Uttaran adopts a people-centred approach, utilising a rights-based framework to alleviate poverty, diversify livelihood opportunities, and empower marginalised communities across Bangladesh.
∎ In the coastal regions of Bangladesh, the construction of 139 polders since the 1960s aimed to control the volatile environment and support agricultural development. Initially, these interventions yielded increased agricultural output, yet by the 1980s, they inadvertently disconnected the delta floodplain from the river channel network, accelerating siltation in river beds and leading to water-logging issues. Recognizing the severity of the situation, local communities drew upon historical practices and traditional knowledge, notably by cutting dykes, to mitigate these worsening impacts.
∎ Tidal River Management (TRM) is a community based river management practice rooted in indigenous knowledge. It offers nature based solutions for climate change adaptation and tidal river management. It blends traditional wisdom with modern science, reflecting a deep cultural connection to the land and rivers. TRM empowers communities, fostering resilience and sustainability amid challenges like climate change.
∎ The researcher will conduct field data collection and analyse historical data to explore the socio-ecological dynamics of the southwestern coastal region of Bangladesh. They will collaborate with stakeholders to deepen understanding of the environmental and societal impacts of Tidal River Management, contributing to Uttaran's ongoing research efforts in the area. This role is crucial in bridging social sciences with environmental management, informing sustainable practices and policies for the region.
∎ Collate secondary data (published and grey) on the technical as well as socio-political dimensions of the tidal river management (TRM) approach
∎ Get detailed, critical insights on the history and processes leading to current local knowledge and practice of TRM through detailed discussions with Uttaran and other organizations/ people’s groups working on TRM
∎ Conduct primary research in 1-2 locations in the southwest region of Bangladesh where TRM is practiced/ implemented to get a detailed insight into the technical, historical and political ecological factors of TRM.
∎ Engage with local communities, stakeholders, and experts to gather insights and perspectives on tidal river management practices and their impacts.
∎ Assist in the organisation and facilitation of workshops, seminars and meetings to disseminate research findings and promote dialogue among relevant stakeholders.
∎ Contribute to the development of research reports, publications, and other knowledge products aimed at informing policy, practice, and academia.
∎ Maintain accurate records of research activities, data collection processes, and findings for reporting purposes.
∎ Duration: 6-month contract
∎ Uttaran is an NGO that has been operating in Bangladesh since 1985 with the mission to uphold the rights and entitlements of the poor and disadvantaged communities and to improve their socio-economic conditions. Uttaran adopts a people-centred approach, utilising a rights-based framework to alleviate poverty, diversify livelihood opportunities, and empower marginalised communities across Bangladesh.
∎ In the coastal regions of Bangladesh, the construction of 139 polders since the 1960s aimed to control the volatile environment and support agricultural development. Initially, these interventions yielded increased agricultural output, yet by the 1980s, they inadvertently disconnected the delta floodplain from the river channel network, accelerating siltation in river beds and leading to water-logging issues. Recognizing the severity of the situation, local communities drew upon historical practices and traditional knowledge, notably by cutting dykes, to mitigate these worsening impacts.
∎ Tidal River Management (TRM) is a community based river management practice rooted in indigenous knowledge. It offers nature based solutions for climate change adaptation and tidal river management. It blends traditional wisdom with modern science, reflecting a deep cultural connection to the land and rivers. TRM empowers communities, fostering resilience and sustainability amid challenges like climate change.
∎ The researcher will conduct field data collection and analyse historical data to explore the socio-ecological dynamics of the southwestern coastal region of Bangladesh. They will collaborate with stakeholders to deepen understanding of the environmental and societal impacts of Tidal River Management, contributing to Uttaran's ongoing research efforts in the area. This role is crucial in bridging social sciences with environmental management, informing sustainable practices and policies for the region.
∎ Collate secondary data (published and grey) on the technical as well as socio-political dimensions of the tidal river management (TRM) approach
∎ Get detailed, critical insights on the history and processes leading to current local knowledge and practice of TRM through detailed discussions with Uttaran and other organizations/ people’s groups working on TRM
∎ Conduct primary research in 1-2 locations in the southwest region of Bangladesh where TRM is practiced/ implemented to get a detailed insight into the technical, historical and political ecological factors of TRM.
∎ Engage with local communities, stakeholders, and experts to gather insights and perspectives on tidal river management practices and their impacts.
∎ Assist in the organisation and facilitation of workshops, seminars and meetings to disseminate research findings and promote dialogue among relevant stakeholders.
∎ Contribute to the development of research reports, publications, and other knowledge products aimed at informing policy, practice, and academia.
∎ Maintain accurate records of research activities, data collection processes, and findings for reporting purposes.

Employment Status: Contractual

Job Location: Dhaka, Satkhira

Read Before Apply:

Please send your resume/CV with a photograph latest by 22 May, 2024 via this email: [email protected] (subject - Application for the position - Research Associate) or bdjobs online applications. Only properly complete applications will be considered for short-listing and will be contracted for the Interview

Join Uttaran to make a difference in the lives of poor and disadvantaged communities in Bangladesh!



Apply Procedure:

Hard Copy:
∎ Note: Uttaran is dedicated to creating a secure and equitable environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. This applies to employees, partner organisations, participants, and other stakeholders, who are all entitled to be treated with respect and dignity and have equal opportunities at every level. Regardless of age, sex, gender, religion, ethnicity, color, physical and mental ability, we believe that everyone has the right to live free from sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment. To achieve this goal, we have a zero-tolerance policy towards any conduct that is incompatible with the objectives of Uttaran, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. All candidates who are selected for a position with Uttaran will be expected to adhere to our safeguarding policies, code of conduct, child protection guidelines, and other procedures. They will be subject to rigorous reference and background checks, which may involve verifying their academic credentials, employment history, and obtaining police verification if deemed necessary. Additional information may be required from selected candidates to facilitate the background check process.
∎ Uttaran`s contact address is House # 32 (Flat-B1), Road # 10/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, and our website is www.uttaran.net.

Company Information:
∎ Uttaran
∎ Uttaran Dhaka Office: Flat-B1, House-32, Road-10/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka- 1209
www.uttaran.net
∎ Uttaran is a national development organization working in the southwest Bangladesh since 1985 to uphold rights and entitlements and to improve the socio-economic condition of the poor and disadvantaged. Uttaran facilitates in getting access to and control over resources by the poor and disadvantaged to improve agricultural productivity and economic empowerment.

Address::
∎ Uttaran Dhaka Office: Flat-B1, House-32, Road-10/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka- 1209
∎ www.uttaran.net
∎ Uttaran is a national development organization working in the southwest Bangladesh since 1985 to uphold rights and entitlements and to improve the socio-economic condition of the poor and disadvantaged. Uttaran facilitates in getting access to and control over resources by the poor and disadvantaged to improve agricultural productivity and economic empowerment.

Application Deadline: 22 May 2024

Category: Research/Consultancy

Source: bdjobs.com