Research Assistant I
Detailed Job description / requirements:
The Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (GIIS) is an independent, not-for-profit research institution based in Kathmandu, Nepal. GIIS promotes and conducts interdisciplinary research to generate credible, salient, and legitimate knowledge that catalyzes a transformative change in the developmental policies and practices in Nepal and elsewhere. Through deep engagement with decisionmakers and multiple stakeholders, GIIS aims to shape developmental agenda that is socially just, environmentally sustainable, and economically viable. GIIS generates and disseminates interdisciplinary knowledge for shaping sustainable developmental pathways, trains and nurtures a new generation of innovative leaders and thinkers in sustainability science, initiates and promotes multi-level collaborations to enhance policy and governance mechanisms, as well as technological change and embraces and fosters globally-relevant and locally-applicable innovative practices.
GIIS is currently implementing various research projects supported by, and in collaboration with, USAID, National Geographic Society, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, USAID-PAANI, University of Barcelona and others.
Position: Research Assistant (1)
Job Location: Kathmandu based (occasional travel within Nepal)
Nature of Employment: Fixed-term Contract (initially for six months with the possibility of extension)
Key Job Responsibilities:
- Collect, curate, prepare, analyze, and manage data for research projectsConduct literature reviews
- Write research proposals,
project reports and scientific manuscriptsParticipate in seminars,
training, and workshopsManage fieldwork and travel to
field sites (occasionally)Deliver instructions and
training to internsProvide
technical inputs and critical feedback to the research team
- Master's degree in any interdisciplinary fields Minimum two-year experience in interdisciplinary researchSolid analytical (STATA/SPSS, R/Python) and research abilities, with practical application experiences in conducting qualitative and quantitative researchAbility to independently conduct and design surveys, focus group discussions, and key informant interviewsStrong motivation, self-starter and organizational/time management skillsFocused and willing to follow the ethics of research work, able to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary environmentProven ability to handle multiple tasks at a time within deadlinesWillingness to learn new things, conceptsExcellent oral and written communications skills in English and NepaliFlexible in working hours
GIIS believes inclusion and diversity foster excellence and efficiency. We aim to build a diverse and inclusive work environment for researchers and staff.
Application Procedure: To apply for this position, email your current CV (3-page max) and a letter of interest as a single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line RA_TheGIIS1
Salary and benefits: Highly competitive
Deadline for application: September 25, 2020 (5 PM NPT)
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.