Senior Research Officer

  Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Committee(MEC)
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1949
Date Posted:May 10, 2017
Reference:MEC-0202
Closing Date:May 25, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Research/Survey
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Committee(MEC):

 

Joint Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of Anti-Corruption. An Afghan organisation operating since May 2011 in order to help Afghanistan wtih its efforts to fight corruption.

Job Summary:

The primary responsibility of the Senior Research Officer will be to support the Vulnerability to Corruption Assessment (VCA) Team Lead in conducting vulnerability to corruption assessments by conducting desk studies to map business processes in chosen sectors or institutions and collecting qualitative data through interviews and focus groups.

The secondary responsibility of the VCA Officer is to provide research support to the various teams of the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee Secretariat, including the collection of primary evidence through site visits as required.
He/she supports the Research Unit by conducting primary and secondary research through desk studies and collecting qualitative data through interviews and focus groups and coordinates research tasks with the team, the Technical Director, the Legal Advisor, the Senior Policy Advisor and the Executive Director.

Duties & Responsibilities:


Supporting vulnerability to corruption assessments

Support the Technical Director & VCA Team Lead in the conduct of vulnerability to corruption assessments as directed. Support will specifically include legal and regulatory research to identify formal frameworks for the business processes being assessed.

Support the conduct of interviews and focus groups, including the collection of qualitative data.


Providing research support to MEC Secretariat Teams

Support MEC Secretariat teams by identifying documents and evidentiary sources for policy issues under consideration.

Conducting web based and documentary research on issues identified by MEC Secretariat teams.

General research responsibilities

Develop research tools such as questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussions.

Conduct field research and data collection by conducting interviews and focus group discussions on a variety of issues.

Ensure the quality of interview transcripts and field notes are up to standard and to ensure that they meet the research goals.

Review research methodologies in identified reports to assess their appropriateness, effectiveness, and validity of findings.

Provide training in research methodology and methods to staff as required.

Maintain relationships with various research bodies and think tanks, particularly AREU, to stay current on the release of studies that may be relevant to MEC and to facilitate the collections of data when required.

The officer will support Research Unit by conducting legal and regulatory research and report writing in Dari and English.

The officer may be required to edit and re-draft Dari reports done by other team members.

The officer is required to deliver high-quality documents, often under tight deadlines and may require some overtime / after-hours work.

Perform any other tasks assigned by the Technical Director, VCA Team Leader or MEC Executive Director;

Job Requirement:

Education:

Minimum Bachelor Degree in Law, Economics, Social Sciences or any other relevant field.
Experience:

Minimum 2 - 3 years of professional experience in the related field.
Language:

Excellent Dari, Pashto & English language skill is required.

Excellent presentation and report writing skill.

Proficient in MS Office, MS Project, and internet applications.

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate.

Experience of similar donor funded projects is preferred.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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