Field Researcher and Translator Position – B (Female)

TPO Nepal

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) is one of Nepal’s leading psychosocial organization. It was established in 2005 with the aim of promoting psychosocial well-being and mental health of children and families in conflict affected and other vulnerable communities. TPO Nepal is a knowledge-driven, innovative organization working in areas disrupted by violence and poverty. We strive to develop local psychosocial, mental health and conflict resolution capacity and systems that promote community resilience, quality of life and self-reliance through education, research, service delivery and advocacy.

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Field Researcher and Translator Position – B (Female)

TRANSCULTURAL PSYCHOSOCIAL ORGANIZATION (TPO) NEPAL is a leading NGO, established in 2005, working on psychosocial and mental health research, intervention design and implementation, capacity building and service provision.

TPO-Nepal announces one opening for a position as a female research assistant and translator with activities in the area of mental health and climate change research using PhotoVoice methodology. The position is full time for approximately 2-3 months from mid-May 2014 to Mid-August 2014. The position is based predominantly in Jumla with an anticipated training and field-preparation period in Kathmandu. The selected candidate will work closely with the Research Officer and will independently conduct Photovoice focus group discussions and qualitative research interviews about the Mental Health and Psychosocial (MHPS) impacts of climate change. The candidate will lead interviews and focus group discussions, translate/transcribe the recorded interviews into English, and assist with qualitative data analysis. Required competencies include:

·         Proficiency in spoken and written English.

·         Proficiency in interview translation Nepali-English and English-Nepali.

·         Proficiency in written translation Nepali-English and English-Nepali.

·         Proficiency in using basic office package – Microsoft Word, Excel.

·         Proficiency in typing in Nepali – Preeti, Shreenath Bold font.

·         Experience in qualitative data collection and analysis.

·     Minimum of Bachelors degree in a related field (e.g. Clinical psychology). Candidates with Master's degree will be given higher preference.

Prior experience in research, especially qualitative methods and working and living in rural areas of Nepal, is preferred. In addition, the applicant should have an interest in mental health and psychosocial issues. Prior experience with qualitative software such as NVivo and Photovoice methodology is preferred but not required. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a Master’s degree in clinical psychology or a related health or social science field. Salary will depend on prior research experience and level of education completed. 

To apply, please send a curriculum vitae and a letter of intent with subject head as "Application for the post of Field Researcher and Translator – B (Female)" to by 22nd April, 2014.

Job Overview

Category Research
Openings 1
Experience 1+ years
Education B. A. (Bachelors in Art)
Posted Date 09 Apr, 2014
Apply Before 22 Apr, 2014