ARCED Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide quality tools and services on research, training, monitoring and result management support through comprehensive consulting and research services at home and abroad. Since 2013, ARCED has been utilizing its state-of-the-art tools and approaches in collecting and applying better data, consecutively impacting better decision making. Learn more about ARCED Foundation

Why Working With ARCED Is Fun?

At ARCED we focus and thrive on the quality of the work we do and believe everything and everyone else will join. Our work constantly keeps us on our toes and motivates us to connect with young professionals/talents, exposing them to work in a like-minded environment with relentless competition and challenges. We facilitate regular learning sessions through workshops, we call “Baithhak” where you get to learn from each other in the hope of building better and more skillful resources. In ARCED, you can make money with smart and impactful work, and you can be taken seriously without wearing a tie — who wouldn’t want to work in a casual environment where you can make a difference?

Research Coordinator

Roles and Responsibilities

Research Coordinator will be expected to lead project implementation and client engagements.

Specific job description includes:

  • Manage research projects like creating project plans, timelines, and budgets, as well as monitoring and tracking project progress.
  • Designing research studies and developing study protocols.
  • Providing necessary inputs for designing methods and preparing project execution plans.
  • Creating reports and dashboards by analyzing lots of data relevant to projects.
  • Organize research materials including tools and questionnaires, protocols and manuals, training manuals, translations of the documents, ODK/SurveyCTO questionnaire etc.
  • Oversee the collection, organization, and management of research data.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including principal investigators, researchers, and other staff members.
  • Assist in grant and proposal writing to secure funding for research projects.
  • Guide national and international clients/partners/PIs (Principal Investigators) to implement their research and intervention activities in Bangladesh.
  • Providing necessary inputs for designing methods and preparing project execution plans.
  • Ensure compliance and protocols of the project according to ARCED data management policy.
  • Need based troubleshooting in the process of project implementation and developing generalized policy guidelines for ARCED Foundation.
  • Required skills and interests
  • Minimum graduation, preferably in Economics; Business, Social Science and other relevant graduates with relevant experience can also apply.
  • At least five years of work experience is required. Strong preference for experience in managing field employees.
  • Knowledge and experience of data management and analysis, skill in Stata/R/Python and SurveyCTO/ODK/KoBoToolbox is required.
  • Strong communication ability is required
  • Professional writing and presentation abilities, as well as attention to detail, are necessary.
  • Excellent managerial and organizational skills are fundamental, as well as the ability to complete assigned tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Structured management, automation and efficiency driven
  • Desired skills and interests (these are a plus but not required)
  • An interest in political economy, development economics, public health, environmental impact, supply chain and business models
  • LaTex coding experience
  • Experience with GIS software or GIS analysis and mapping using Stata or R or Python
  • Knowledge of econometrics and economic models
  • Experience with web scraping and/or coding in python or other languages
  • Location
    Dhaka (Project based field visit)
    How to apply:

    Interested candidates are requested to fill up the application form properly. Please send your resume [not more than three pages], a cover letter, clearly explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, along with the best work of yours (Stata do file, SurveyCTO/ODK XLSForm or any other work sample).

    Please apply on or before September 20, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.