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CHP, Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI)
Location: Patna, Bihar, with field work
Relevant Sectors : Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child

Research Assistant at CHP, ADRI
Call for Application

Brief of the Organization:
The Centre for Health Policy(CHP) at Asian Development Research Institute’s is a research and development institute supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationto strengthen the health sector in Bihar with multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary approach. Its aim is to engage in rigorous analysis of the health system and inform policy makers to fine-tune interventions for even stronger outcomes.It will strengthen the larger technical and implementation work that is ongoing through several partners in Bihar for several years. CHP primarily acts as a knowledge hub to support such ongoing work. It follows an inter-disciplinary approach, as health outcomes, depend on other development policies including education, urbanization, disaster risk reduction, gender equality and women’s empowerment, livelihoods, sustainable agriculture and the environment.

Position: Research Assistant
Number of position: 2 (Two)

Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate will possess some or all of the following characteristics:

Fluency in written and spoken English and Hindi;
Masters in Rural Development, Political Science, Economics, Development Studies and other Social Sciences.;
Data collection, management and analysis skills
Willingness and ability to spend extensive periods of time, (as and when required, to include weekends and evenings) in remote areas of Bihar often at minimal notice;
Experience in Program Management and logistics.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word/PowerPoint/Excel
Experience/ expertise in content writing

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Management Activities

Data Collection & Management;
Contribute substantial input to development of work plans, research questions, project concept notes, and field research guides;
Collaboration with government officials and other stake holders in respect of the study;
Represent the project in coordination meetings, staff meetings, workshops, and meetings with stakeholders;
Help to develop and coordinate research dissemination and follow-up activities,including providing substantive advice on the future direction of the program;
Other duties as required.

Field Research Management Activities

Conduct interviews with a variety of actors (government officials, mental health professionals, members of social welfare institution etc), using a full-range of qualitative research techniques;
Assist in the management of a local research team, including providing training, mentoring and on-site monitoring of researchers;
Provide insights into the findings of field research, using substantial local knowledge (political, institutional, cultural, etc); and
Other duties as required.

Remuneration:Remuneration will be commensurate with knowledge, experience and quality of publications. Maximum Rs. 50,000 per month will be offered for the deserving candidate.

Eligible candidates are requested to send their CV documenting their educational qualifications, research experiences and publications to Centre for Health Policy (CHP), Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), Patna at apurva.chp@adriindia.org
Email id: apurva.chp(at)adriindia.org