Field research officer

Public Affairs Centre Research Officer
Location Bangalore, India
Application deadline 15 June 2018
Contract type Fixed term
Hours Full-time
Salary Based on education, experience and skill sets
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Public Affairs Centre (PAC), Bangalore, is looking for three experienced field research officers to work on social surveys and community engagement projects in Karnataka. PAC is a national non-profit organization founded in 1994 and headquartered in Bangalore. The focus of PAC’s work is on school education, primary health care, women and child development, and skills and livelihoods.

The role

Field Research Officer

Key roles and responsibilities

The Field Research Officer will work as a team member in specific action research projects and support the project teams in all field related project activities. The responsibilities include:

  • Co-ordinating and conducting field surveys and monitoring the progress of projects;
  • carry out community engagement and focused group discussions to assess the gaps in awareness and compile a gap analysis that will be the basis for community advocacy and action;
  • writing high quality reports periodically and in time;
  • help keep Research Team databases up-to-date;
  • implement IEC campaigns and advocacy initiatives;
  • implement capacity building and training programmes, including training of trainers;
  • other duties as assigned.

Experience and skills

  • A first-class MSc/MA degree in the science or social science streams from an academic institution of repute with strong computer skills (MS office suite and SPSS).
  • A minimum experience of 3 years in field research and surveys in community engagement projects; good Kannada and English language skills, both spoken and written.
  • Strong networking and advocacy skills and good organizational and reporting skills.
  • Willingness to undertake frequent travel