Research Specialist – National Position

Winrock International

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a global problem that is multidimensional and multisectoral and thus is a complex issue that requires multi-disciplinary solutions with many stakeholders. Nepal is a source, transit, and destination country for sex, labor, and organ trafficking. The 2018 “Walk Free Foundations Global Slavery Index” revealed that two-third out of 40.3 million people around the world who…

Job Information

  • icon
    Duty Station Kathmandu
  • icon
    Type of Appointment Full time
  • icon
    No. of Openings 1 opening
  • icon
    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
  • icon
    Job Level : Mid-Level
  • icon
    Job Experience : 5+ years
  • icon
    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
  • icon
    Job Qualification : Master
  • icon
    Posted Date : Jan 28, 2022

Job Description

Position Title: Research Specialist (national position)
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, with travel to districts
Department: MERL
Report to: Senior MERL Manager
Project: Hamro Samman

The Research Specialist will provide technical guidance and oversight to Hamro Samman’s research  projects implemented by research grantees, consultants, CSOs and international partners to provide  evidences and inform policy around counter trafficking in persons (CTIP) efforts in Nepal. The  Research Specialist will provide technical guidance to design, implement, reporting and dissemination of national and international research studies to contribute to evidence-based policy advocacy and  global learning.

Position Overview:  

The Research Specialist will have a deep experience and understanding of guiding and managing of research projects and producing excellent research reports, preferably in human trafficking and  migration. The Research Specialist will have an enthusiasm for generating evidence and sharing  learnings from the research studies of Hamro Samman to inform and influence key decision makers  to achieve meaningful and sustainable impact that reduces human trafficking.


Major Responsibilities 

Research design and implementation 

  • Oversee and provide technical guidance to research grantees, consultants, national partners (CSOs, Govt.) and international partners to ensure overall research quality, reporting and  dissemination of all research projects of Hamro Samman
  • Coordinate and liaise with Winrock Home Office, Hamro Samman team, research advisory  committee, CSOs and Govt. agencies for the effective implementation of all research projects  of Hamro Samman
  • Provide technical guidance and support both on qualitative and quantitative data analysis to  research grantees, consultants and CSOs
  • Provide technical review and critical insights to ensure quality standard of research concepts,  proposals, assessments, and reports of Hamro Samman and CSO partners
  • Provide technical guidance and edit research reports and products of Hamro Samman and  CSO partners
  • Provide update and progress on research works to Hamro Samman team and Winrock Home  office
  • Provide training on research design, data collection, and data analysis as needed to national  partners (Government and civil society) and staff

Knowledge management: 

  • Produce process documentation of all the research projects of Hamro Samman
  • Produce best practices and success stories, and engage in Community-to-community learning initiative to maximize the results of Hamro Samman in Nepal
  • Coordinate to design and implement research learning and dissemination events at federal,  provincial, and local levels
  • Share and update on the latest research works and learning experiences in CTIP to Hamro  Samman and CSOs

Data management and reporting: 

  • Contribute to quarterly and annual reports to USAID.
  • Keep up to date on information related to research works of Hamro Samman and CSOs and  keep the project team informed.

Team collaboration and coordination: 

  • Collaborate with other project staff, stakeholders to deliver excellent research and learning products in line with program expectations.
  • Provide technical guidance on research and learning activities to ensure the quality, timeliness,  and efficiency of all products and activities.
  • Guide and support Hamro Samman team and CSO partners on activities related to research,  assessments, and learnings

Other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualification & Experience


  • Master ’s degree in social science, research, statistics or other related field.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in social science research, data analysis and producing high  quality research report

Computer/Technical Skills: 

  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, preferred skills in SPSS,  STATA

Communication Skills: 

  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills, with the ability to represent the project in public  forums
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Nepali and English are required

Required Travel:  

  • Readiness to travel.

Position-Specific Skills: 

  • Excellent research designing, data analysis and reporting skills preferably in human  trafficking and migration research field
  • Excellent report writing and editing skills with a sound understanding of use and writing of  literature review
  • Experience of coordination and liaise with internal and external agencies for the effective  implementation of research projects
  • Excellent process documentation skills and experience
  • Experience in organizing learning and dissemination events of the research findings

Physical Demands: 

Office environment with continual sitting including some travels to districts.

Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity  for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes, and  compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual  orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition,  family care status, or any other basis protected by law. 

At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and  sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity, and transformation. 

Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse  workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion, and equity across the entire  organization. 

All employees should adhere to USAID, UK aid and Winrock International’s code of ethics, and specifically  child safeguarding and trafficking in persons provisions covered in the project agreement.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your application by email, referencing in the subject line “Research Specialist” to on or before 09 February 2022. Your application must include  a cover letter and C.V. Hard copies of applications will not be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will  be contacted. No phone calls please