Female Research Assistant

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 941
Date Posted:May 10, 2017
Reference:04/2017
Closing Date:May 14, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Female
Functional Area:Research/Survey
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:96,90,66

About BBC Media Action:

BBC Media Action BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, we partner with civil society, local media and governments to: strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity, and produce creative media outputs which inform and engage audiences around key development issues. Background: BBC Media Action has been working in Afghanistan for over 20 years, delivering media and communications projects on governance and health themes. We are in the start-up phase of a three-year project funded by Global Affairs Canada, ‘Her Voice, Her Rights’. The project will, through media, support women and girls to claim their rights and take part in public discourse. It involves capacity-strengthening of provincial radio stations and civil society organisations and will be delivered in partnership with a national media and a women’s empowerment organisation.

Job Summary:

1.The Research Assistant will assist the Senior Research Officer to design, coordinate and conduct a variety of qualitative and quantitative research activities which will inform, guide and evaluate project activities through key audience and media insights.
2.Formative audience research will inform the content of the debates by identifying the major concerns of the audience and investigating priority topics for the audience. Research will also monitor audience reaction to the programme outputs. In addition, audience research activities will guide the development of programme marketing and assess its effectiveness through pre-testing.
3.Content analysis and monitoring of social networking sites will be used to monitor audience response and engagement with programming.
4.The Research Assistant’s work will be supervised by the Senior Research Officer based in Kabul.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

1.Fluency in spoken and written English, Pashto and Dari.
2.Demonstrated qualitative research experience (including moderating focus group discussion and conducting in-depth interviews)
3.Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately with colleagues, research participants and managers.
4.Ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and work as a member of a team demonstrating good interpersonal skills.
5.Good computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
6.In-depth knowledge of the culture, media environment and politics of Afghanistan.
7.Ready to travel outside of Kabul with colleagues for data collection in the field.
8.Self-motivated and willing to learn on own initiative when opportunity allows.
9.Ability to apply a flexible approach to work.
10.Ability to operate effectively in a difficult environment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1.Assist in research activities including design of questionnaires, data collection and analysis, oversight of field researchers and focus group facilitators and analysis and reporting.
2.Transcription and translations of focus groups and interviews, and manage data using excel data framework.
3.Assist in the analysis of data and synthesising findings into insights.
4.Assist in writing reports on research activities and other topics as instructed by line manager.
5.Travel throughout Afghanistan when necessary and as possible.
6.Follow and adhere to BBC health and safety regulations while undertaking research activities.
7.Perform other duties as required in the establishment and management of the Project.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Three years experience in field of research
Bachelors Degree

Job Keywords:

Female Research Assistant
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