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Vacancy Announcement for Qualitative Research Assistant
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Vacancy Announcement for Qualitative Research Assistant

by Public Health Update

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO) Nepal is one of Nepal’s leading psychosocial organizations. It was established in 2005 to promote psychosocial well-being and mental health of people in conflict-affected and other vulnerable communities through the development of sustainable, culturally-appropriate, and community-based psychosocial support systems.

Project information

ALIVE: Improving Adolescent mentaL health by reducing the Impact of poVErty is a 5-year project funded by Wellcome Trust UK that aims to develop and pilot-test an intervention that equips adolescents with skills to escape poverty and strengthens self-regulation, thus preventing adolescent depression and anxiety in urban setting in an underprivileged population. ALIVE is being implemented by TPO Nepal in Kathmandu valley.

TPO Nepal seeks competent, committed and result oriented candidates for the following position:

Position: Qualitative Research Assistant

Job station: Kathmandu

Job duration: 5 months with possibilities of extension

Number of opening: 2 (Two)

Start date: At the earliest

Major responsibilities

     The Research Assistant will be responsible for following duties but not limited to:

  •  Conduct research activities including recruitment of study participants, meetings with participants and family members.
  •  Conduct individual interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs).
  •  Co-ordinate with local communities, schools and government/non-government organization for research activities.
  •  Transcribe the interviews and FGDs immediately after data collection.
  •   Assist data entry into NVIVO software.
  •  Involve in data analysis and publication, and perform other tasks required for implementation of research activities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of public health, psychology, nursing, population health, anthropology, epidemiology, global health or related field.
  • At least one year of experience in qualitative data collection (individual interviews and FGDs) in the community setting.
  • Experiences of working with adolescents.
  • Experiences of mental health research.
  • Flexible to work beyond office hours when required.
  • Good command on both written and spoken Nepali languages.
  • Preference will be given to those who are experienced in using NVIVO software, and prior experience of qualitative data analysis and those with prior experiences of working with adolescents living in urban poverty. 

Interested, qualified and motivated candidates meeting the above requirements are encouraged to apply along with cover letter, updated resume (CV) and expected salary to: no later than 5:00 p.m., 20th January, 2022.

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