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Vacancy Announcement for Junior Research Officer

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal is one of Nepal’s leading organizations in psychosocial and mental health field. It was established in 2005 with the aim of promoting psychosocial well-being and mental health of people in conflict affected and other vulnerable communities through the development of sustainable, culturally-appropriate, and community-based psychosocial support systems. 

Project information:

Indigo Partnership research programme is a multi-site collaboration for anti-stigma interventions in low- and middle-income countries (China, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, and Tunisia) that aims to: 1) carry out research to strengthen the understanding of mechanisms of stigma processes and reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness in LMICs; and 2) establish a strong collaborative research consortium through the conduct of this work. The Indigo Partnership involves developing and pilot testing anti-stigma interventions at the community, primary care, and specialist care levels, with a systematic approach to cultural and contextual adaptation across the sites. TPO Nepal seeks competent, committed and result oriented candidate for the following position:

 Title: Junior Research Officer

Job station: Pokhara

Job duration: Until September 2021 with possibilities of extension

Number of opening: 1 (One)

Start date: At the earliest

Major responsibilities:

The Junior Research Officer will be responsible for following duties but not limited to:

  • Prepare, plan to conduct qualitative research activities (FGDs, KIIs etc.) as per the need of the project
  • Transcribe and translate qualitative interviews in both Nepali and English languages
  • Support Project coordinators and other project team for overall project/research planning, action plans and monitoring processes
  • Work together with Project coordinator and other project team for providing support to the research teams and report to the project coordinator and concern supervisor
  • Coordinate research activities with GOs, NGOs, and other stakeholders in the implementation sites
  • Initiate to manage logistical documents for research activities and provide logistical support to other research team
  • Coordinate and conduct the processing and analysis of data and keep all research data safely
  • Schedule periodical meetings with the Project Coordinator/Supervisor and other concern research team

Required Qualifications and Skills

  •     Completion of minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Development Studies, Anthropology, or related fields). Priority will be given to candidate with Master’s Degree.
  •          Minimum one year of experience in Research or/and Monitoring and Evaluation
  •         Proficiency in spoken and written English; word processing skills in both English and Nepali (Devanagri typing)
  •          Sound knowledge in research design, methods and analysis. Knowledge on SPSS and NVIVO would be an added benefit
  •      Preference will be given to the local candidates with experience in mental health research including transcription & translation of qualitative interviews

Interested, qualified, and motivated candidates meeting the above requirements are encouraged to apply along with cover letter, updated resume (CV), and expected salary to:, no later than 5:00 p.m., 14th February, 2021.



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