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National (only for Bangladeshi nationals) employment opportunities
Posted on : September 14, 2023 Application deadline : September 23, 2023

Field Research Officer (Adv#226/2023)

icddr,b is a Bangladesh-based international health research institute that strives to solve key public health problems through high-quality scientific research and innovation. As a values-based organization, icddr,b encourages women and people with disabilities.

Environmental Health and WASH Research Group under the Health Systems and Population Studies Division has focused on determining and mitigating environmental contaminants, evaluating WASH strategies for improved health, and generating evidence to understand the extent of environmental pollution and contamination in low-resource settings.

Position Description:
The Field Research Officer will report to the Research investigator and will be responsible for planning, organizing and implementing research with the objective of conducting high-quality research within the guidelines of the research protocol and organizational values. S/he will be involved in –
  • Understand protocols developed by the Principal Investigator, analyze protocol for the feasibility of field implementation and provide inputs on protocol and methodologies;
  • Implement the field activities through appropriate planning and execution
  • Provide training to field staff;
  • Organize training, meetings and workshops when necessary;
  • Match field site demographics and protocol requirements to identify target locations/households for the research study;
  • Monitor and ensure quality data/sample collection, Resolve field related issues etc. as per protocol;
  • Supervise data and sample collection activities of field staff and arrange proper sample transportation;
  • Mentor and train staff on the job in the field; Provide feedback to supervisor on team members' performance in order to have a strong and motivated team, conduct extensive field visits, if needed;
  • Prepare final report for submission to supervisor and revise the final report based on feedback received from supervisor.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Masters in any discipline with good academic records;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a relevant field;

Location: Dhaka.

Contract Type and Duration:

  • CSA basis for 4 months with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and performance.

Salary & benefits:

  • Tk. 57,048/-per month (consolidated) inclusive of house rent and conveyance allowances;
  • Festival bonus, income tax paid by icddr,b and subsidized canteen; Transport and daycare facilities are subject to space availability.

Notes of attention:

  • Only short-listed candidates shall be invited for written test/interview;
  • The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower than that advertised;
  • icddr,b does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Interested candidates who fulfil the requirements should submit online applications using icddr,b website: career.icddrb.org by September 23, 2023