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Research Analyst

Job Category:
Governance
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP-Support to National Elections in Pakistan
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
24 December, 2006
Last Date to apply:
06 January, 2007
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

At least 3-5 years experience in research related assignments. Understanding of different research methodologies including qualitative and quantitative research methods, sampling, research design etc. Having been part of the research team or have lead an independent research assignment.

Description:
 

Background

The Election Commission of Pakistan and several donors expressed a strong interest in ensuring coordinated support to the next elections. UN/UNDP and several donors undertook an assessment of the environment within which the next elections will take place, with a view to identifying the needs for technical assistance. In light of the findings and recommendations of the assessment missions, Support to National Elections in Pakistan has been formulated to support a free, fair and transparent electoral process. The project would be implemented using the UNDP Direct Execution (DEX) arrangements under the supervision of Project Steering Committee (PSC).
Description
Responsible to the Project Manager the Policy Research Officer will undertake the following duties:
1. Undertake systematic and organized research on project issues, on a regular basis as prioritized in the work plan of the project and study reports.
2. Collect and analyze data from newspapers, articles, journals for development of concept notes, issue briefs, and policy papers.
3. Support the project in identifying and producing research projects, which are directly related to decision-making needs.
4. Draft policy briefs, reports and other materials as may be requested by the CTA and Project Manager
5. Act as the focal point for developing networks with experts, institutions on policy research
6. Liaise with civil society organizations.
7. Prepare Quarterly Work Plans and quarterly progress reports on work plans


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeAt least a Masters degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university

Skills
Must Title Level Description
 Computers, Communications, Language etcExcellent   Computer skills (MS-Word, Excel and PowerPoint) Excellent written and spoken English/Urdu Strong legal background Knowledge of gender issues. Developing of research proposals, research design and questionnaire development. Undertake focus group discussions. Able to analyze data through computer software preferably SPSS. Can write research report