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 Manager/Coordinator

Roles and Responsibilities

The Research Manager/Coordinator will have responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, overseeing multiple projects, managing client engagements, ensuring quality control, conducting data quality audits, and developing new processes.

Specific job description includes:

  • Manage research projects like creating project plans, timelines, and budgets, as well as monitoring and tracking project progress.
  • Ensure adherence to research design, research and data quality protocols, and project timelines
  • Keep country leadership apprised of all developments on projects within their portfolio and serve as a key link between the field office, project staff, and Principal Investigators.
  • Directly supervise Research Associates, Research Assistants, onboard new staff, and lead transitions while maintaining institutional memory.
  • Manage grants and ensure project deliverables, such as reports and financial statements, are submitted to donors and partners on time.
  • Build systems and structures to build staff capacity and lead training on data management and general project management.
  • Promote inter-project best practices and take the lead in sharing best practices with projects through formal and informal training and knowledge management systems.
  • Represent ARCED in regular meetings with government officials, donors, and other partners to ensure the success of programmatic activities.
  • Support the development of new projects in the region through PI, partner, and donor outreach and writing grant proposals.
  • Conduct capacity-building workshops in impact evaluation for government, NGO, and private sector partners
  • Prepares and maintains all Institutional Review Board (IRB) and regulatory paperwork to comply with institutional regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinates the day-to-day activities of any technical support staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research/RCT protocol, as appropriate to the position; may perform aspects of the research protocol, as required, in accordance with specified program objectives
  • Organize research materials including tools and questionnaires, protocols and manuals, training manuals, translations of the documents, ODK/SurveyCTO questionnaire etc.
  • 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
  • Masters in development economics, public policy, global health, international education or a related field: At least five years of experience in managing multiple projects with increasing responsibility.
  • Experience supervising data collection, teams of field workers, survey design and implementation and data management background in randomized control trials.
  • Advanced knowledge of quantitative data collection relevant to measurement and instrument development. Advanced skills in Stata or any statistical packages preferably R and/or CSPro.
  • Strong quantitative, budgeting and financial management skills
  • Experience interacting with partners, government officials and other key stakeholders in a developing country context;
  • Experience with presenting research findings at public forums, including to non-research-focused audiences
  • Experience with data management, econometrics, and electronic data collection platforms. Knowledge and experience in SurveyCTO/ODK/KoBoToolbox are required.
  • Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset
  • Ability to work independently and problem-solve, as well as enlist the support of other teams within the organization
  • The ability to work collaboratively and effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and a wide range of groups.
  • 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
  • Experience with GIS software or GIS analysis or mapping using Stata or R or Python, LaTex coding experience.
  • Knowledge of econometrics and economic models
  • Experience with web scraping and/or coding in Python or other languages
  • A wide range of skillsets cover various measurement methods, data collection, and scraping, including the utilization of IoT, health-related markup metrics, and more.
  • Location
    Mirpur DOHS, Dhaka (with occasional field visits)
    BDT 150,000.00 to BDT 250,000.00
    How to apply:

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

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