Position: Research Associate
Number of vacancies: One (01)

Job Responsibilities:

  • The incumbent’s main responsibilities include, but are not limited to-

    • Assisting in the preparation of literature reviews, creation of research tools, data collection and analysis.
    • Drafting research reports, policy briefs, concept notes, policy paper.
    • Playing an active role in the design and planning of field-based and remote research, including focus group discussions, key informant interviews and household surveys.
    • Supporting coordination of enumerators and other research staff for field and remote research activities


    Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

    • Collecting, verifying, and reporting on different data points (e.g., training, translation, resources, advocacy) with particular attention to indicator progress and reporting according to project and donor requirements.
    • Organizing and maintaining files for all data, sources of verification and supporting documents as required by project and donors, including attendance records, training surveys, photos, presentation files, handouts, etc.
    • Working closely with the Principal Investigator(s) other researchers in the team to ensure all monitoring data is accurate and complete.


    Data analysis and visualization

    • Working closely with the Research and Creative teams to identify and produce data points, data analysis, and data visualization for donor reporting, special reports and other projects as needed.



    • Preparing materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations.
    • Assisting other researchers with various tasks, including data entry, sample care, and presentation preparation.
    • Assisting in organising IID’s various knowledge-sharing events and liaising with donors and stakeholders.
    • Managing various project deadlines.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Economics, Statistics or other Social Science disciplines from any reputed university.
  • A Postgraduate/Master’s degree will be a plus.
  • The requirements may be relaxed in the case of candidates with foreign master’s degree and publication(s) in reputed journals.

Skills Requirements:

  • Must possess excellent competency in basic computing, including MS Word and Excel.
  • Good knowledge of research and evaluation approaches, methodologies and tools.
  • Knowledge of designing and   conducting   qualitative   and   quantitative
  • Skilled in data analysis and producing analytical and study reports.
  • Good communication skill (written and oral) and ability to present findings, learning and best practices internally and externally.

Experience Requirements:

  • 2 to 4 years of demonstrated experience of working in the research field.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to think critically.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, pay attention to details, meet deadlines, maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing responsibilities.
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a team setting.
  • Willingness to work for and on behalf of the organization at the time of disaster within working areas or outside.
  • Comfortable in conducting interviews using Zoom/Skype/Google Meet.

Starting Salary:

  • BDT 30,000 during the probationary period
  • BDT 42,000 after the satisfactory completion of 3 months probation period

Duty Station:

  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • The job may also involve occasional travel outside of Dhaka if required.

Job Duration:

  • Full-time (after the satisfactory completion of 3 months probation period)

Application Deadline:

  • 20 May 2021.

Application procedure:

  • If you believe you are the right candidate for the position, please submit the followings as a part of your application to hr.iid.recruit@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Research Associate, IID’ on or before Thursday 20 May 2021:


    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the final selection process.


    IID is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate between sex, religion, age, ethnicity or disability.