Research Lead (Re-Advertised) -Requires PhD - Gross Salary 104,500 per month


PHASE Nepal is a non-governmental, non-profit making, non-political and an equal employment opportunity providing organization, registered under Social Development Act, 2034 at District Administration Office, Kathmandu, and is affiliated with Social Welfare Council of Nepal. For the last 13 years, PHASE Nepal has been improving the livelihoods of poor communities in Humla, Bajura, Mugu, Gorkha, Dhading, Chitwan, Nuwakot, Kathmandu, and Sindhupalchok districts by providing immediate support through health care and education services, and creating opportunities in communities for self-empowerment.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

PHASE Nepal is a not for profit NGO that works on health, education and livelihood projects in remote Himalayan communities. We are currently seeking a qualified, organized, and energetic professional to contribute to a pilot study to prepare the ground for a funding proposal for a large multi-year, multi-country project. This pilot study in Nepal will be used to trial a series of participatory research methods (Participatory Video, Participatory Photo, and Participatory Mapping) to capture the experiences and perceptions of both newly-urbanized people and providers of health services, to bring these into dialogue with health planners and policymakers, and to learn lessons for a larger-scale funding proposal.

The project is being run in partnership with our partners at the University of Sheffield (UK), University of York (UK), ARK Foundation (Bangladesh) and University of Ghana (Ghana).

PHASE Nepal is currently looking for suitable candidates for the following position:

Position:  Research Lead

Required Number: 1 (One)

Duty Station:  Centre Office, Kathmandu (Travel to Pokhara and Kirtipur as and when required).

Tenure: 10 months starting from 1 March 2020 with the possibility of extension to PHASE’s other projects.


  • Gather and analyze relevant literature and documents.
  • Attend relevant methodological training
  • Work with the Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators and Research Assistants from Nepal, Ghana, and Bangladesh to organize and conduct 2-week participatory pilot studies in Pokhara and Kirtipur.
  • Contribute to analyzing and interpreting data generated by the project
  • Contribute to organizing project-related events, such as screening events and stakeholder workshops.
  • Contribute to the planning and development of a large scale follow-on funding bid.
  • Carry out administrative and other activities as requested.
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines.
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post.


  • Ph.D. in Public Health or any other disciplines of relevance to issues around Urban Health such as Urban Development Studies, Global Health, Migration or other relevant disciplines
  • Experience in qualitative research methods are essential.
  • Experience in community-level participatory research techniques would be preferred, but training will be given to the successful candidate on the specific methods being utilized in the project.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong problem-solving and attention to detail
  • High-quality communication skills, both written and verbal

Salary and Benefits:

Gross Salary: NPR. 1, 04,500 /- per month

In addition to the gross salary we provide Lunch in the office, Medical Insurance, and Accidental Insurance.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates meeting the above-mentioned criteria are requested to apply with a motivation letter explaining why you are the best candidate for this position, your most recent CV with a list of publications along with three references to no later than 12th February 2020However, we will close the vacancy if we find the appropriate candidate before the application deadline so please apply ASAP. Please mention Vacancy Code RL-UH-120 in the subject line. Applications without the Vacancy Code will not be considered. 

PHASE Nepal is an equal opportunities employer and strictly follows the merit-based selection. Qualified female candidates or those from disadvantaged communities are strongly encouraged to apply. PHASE reserves the right to qualify/disqualify applications in any case.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the further selection process.

No telephone inquiries will be entertained and any inappropriate recommendation will automatically disqualify the candidate from further processing.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Salary Rs. 104500 / M
Position Type Full Time
Position Level Senior Level
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Ph.D. / Doctorate
Posted Date 19 Jan, 2020
Apply Before 12 Feb, 2020
City Kathmandu