Research Assistants

TPO Nepal

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) is one of Nepal’s leading psychosocial organization. It was established in 2005 with the aim of promoting psychosocial well-being and mental health of children and families in conflict affected and other vulnerable communities. TPO Nepal is a knowledge-driven, innovative organization working in areas disrupted by violence and poverty. We strive to develop local psychosocial,…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 4 openings
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 1+ Years
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Aug 02, 2022

Job Description

ALIVE is a 5-year project aiming to develop, and test the feasibility, acceptability and appropriateness of intervention modules (economic/anti-poverty intervention modules and self-regulation intervention modules) for preventing common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety among adolescents aged 10-19 years living in poverty affected urban settings such as squatter settlements in Nepal. The effectiveness of the interventions would be assessed by using various self-report mental health tools and neuropsychological assessments. These tools and assessments would be developed/adapted and validated via a series of steps which includes translation, review, Focus Group Discussion (FGD), back-translations, cognitive interviewing, pre-testing, validation against diagnostic interview, evaluation of psychometric properties, and standardization.

TPO Nepal seeks competent, committed and result oriented candidates for the following position:

Position: Research Assistants

Job station: Kathmandu

Job duration: 1 year with a possibility of extension

Number of opening: 4 (Four)

Start date: At the earliest

Major responsibilities:

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

  • Conduct qualitative interviews with research participants and transcribe the qualitative interviews from the audio recording
  •  Administer various self-report research tools to the research participants
  • Regular debriefing and sharing the experience and learning from the qualitative interviews and tool administration to the supervisor and the principal investigator
  • Conduct research activities including recruitment of study participants, meetings, and consultation workshops with participants, family members and other stakeholders
  • Carrying out focus group discussions (FGDs) with key stakeholders such as mental health experts, adolescents, and community members for finalizing the contents of modules of the intervention within the project
  • After training perform neuropsychological tests among adolescents
  • Assist in data entry, data analysis and publication, and perform other tasks required for implementation of research activities as assigned
  • Co-ordinate with research participants, local communities, schools and government/non-government organization for research activities.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of psychology, nursing, public health, population health, anthropology, epidemiology, global health or related field
  • Minimum of one year of experience in both qualitative (individual interviews and FGDs) and quantitative (administration of structured questionnaires) data collection
  • Experiences of working with adolescents
  • Prior experience in mental health research
  • Flexible to work beyond office hours when required
  • Good command on both written and spoken Nepali languages
  • Preference will be given to those who have earlier experience in administering standardized structural mental health tools and working with adolescents
  • Prior experience of conducting survey using KOBO, ODK or other similar platform would be an added advantage.

How to Apply

Interested, qualified and motivated candidates meeting the above requirements are encouraged to apply along with cover letter, updated resume (CV) and expected salary to: hrtponepal@tponepal.org.np no later than 5:00 p.m. of 15th August, 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be informed for further process. Any activity intended to influence the selection process will lead to disqualification.

TPO Nepal is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourage individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. TPO Nepal does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination.