Research Assistant – Democracy International

Job Description / Responsibility
DI has successfully developed and deployed multiple national public opinion surveys as well as other geographically or demographically targeted surveys. Under direct supervision of the Deputy Director of Research, the Research Assistant will work with DI’s research team to help manage all aspects of DI’s research program in Bangladesh.­
Key Responsibilities:
Assist DI research team in all aspects of research activities as required;
Assist in designing research instruments such as survey questionnaires as required;
Monitor and control the quality of fieldwork/data collection by research agencies commissioned and/or data collected by in-house researchers;
Assist in conducting in-house telephone survey;
Assist in conducting trainings, focus group discussions, and other events as required;

Job Nature

Educational Requirements
Bachelor degree in Social Science from a reputed university;

Experience Requirements
Minimum 1 year(s)

Additional Job Requirements
Research Assistant must have meticulous attention to detail and strong analytical skills;
Demonstrate an active interest and commitment to research activities;
Experience/knowledge in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research;
Basic knowledge on data analysis software (SPSS/STATA);
Ability to maintain confidentiality & neutrality;
Ability to travel to the regions independently;
Ability to communicate at all levels of personnel including vendors, trainees, experts, and consultants.
Bangladeshi Nationality;
Minimum 1 year of related experience with professional research organizations;
Very good command on Microsoft Office and internet;
Excellent command of Bangla and English, both verbal and writing;
Ability to work well within a multi-cultural environment;
Good interpersonal skill and problem solving abilities;
Well organized, strong filing and archiving skills;
Ability to multi-task and strong commitment to meet deadlines.

Interested and qualified persons are requested to:
Send an application letter/email addressing relevant skills and qualifications as highlighted above;
Attached updated resume;
Send these to or by mail Democracy International, House # 11/A, Road # 99, Apt. # 5/A, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212.
Please write “Research Assistant” as the subject on the email or on the envelope’s top left corner of your mail application. Our system will not process your application unless you write this accurately in the subject line of your email.
Emailed application and its attachment should be less than 300Kb. Please do not attach anything other than application letter and resume.
Deadline for application submission is 4 PM Dhaka local time, Thursday, April 23, 2015.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
No phone-calls, please