Individual National Research Consultant

Coram Children's Legal Centre

Coram International is a research institution and consultancy based in the UK with over 30 years' experience in children's right and with particular expertise in child protection. Coram International has a strong track record of undertaking research studies and evaluations for and providing technical assistance to UNICEF other UN agencies and international NGOs

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 5+ years
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    Job Category Programme Management
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Jul 25, 2022

Job Description

Coram International is a research institution and consultancy based in the UK with over 30 years’ experience in children’s right and with particular expertise in child protection. Coram International has a strong track record of undertaking research studies and evaluations for and providing technical assistance to UNICEF other UN agencies and international NGOs. More information about our work can be found on our website: https://coraminternational.org/

Coram International has been selected to conduct a study on the impact of Covid-19 on child marriage determinants in South Asia, on behalf of UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (UNICEF ROSA). This research aims to analyse the changes in drivers and moderators of child marriage due to COVID-19, including adolescents’ attitudes, and assess the impact of the pandemic on girls already married. The research aims to contribute to strategies, policies, and programme interventions that will avert the negative impacts of COVID-19 on child marriage in South Asia. The detailed TOR for the study can be retrieved here.

Required services:

Coram International is looking to recruit a national research consultant from Nepal to assist with the organisation and collection of qualitative data, including:

  • Assistance in applying for ethical review and approval from the national ethical review clearance process;
  • Support in organising and arranging qualitative data collection;
  • In-depth qualitative interviews with adolescents, parents and caregivers;
  • Key informant interviews with government stakeholders, community and religious leaders, health workers, teachers and educators, policy makers and others;
  • Focus group discussions with adolescents, caregivers and community members; and
  • Participatory activities with adolescents.

Qualitative data collection will be carried out across two locations (to be determined) in Nepal, and will follow a training / orientation session and piloting of data collection tools. Outputs of the consultancy will include detailed transcripts from data collection exercises and a brief summary of key findings / observations. These outputs will be submitted in English at the conclusion of the data collection.

The assignment will require around 20 days of work in August – September 2022.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • University degree in child protection, gender, human rights, or related field;
  • Expert knowledge of Nepal country context and customs;
  • 5 years of research experience in field of human rights, children’s rights and/or child protection (child marriage research experience would be an added advantage);
  • Experience of carrying out qualitative research (interviews / FGDs etc.) with adolescents, community members and Government stakeholders (on child marriage or a related thematic area would be an added advantage);
  • Previous experience of producing high quality interviews transcripts;
  • Fluency (oral and written) in English and Nepali;
  • Confidence to translate transcripts from Nepali to English within tight timeframes;
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to meet deadlines; and
  • Experience of participatory research methods with adolescents would be an added advantage.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send your CV and cover letter of maximum 3 pages, indicating your suitability for the role, your daily fee rate and availability between August – October 2022 to international@coramclc.org.uk.

Deadline: 5 August 2022.