Qualitative Research Officer


ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW Possible is a collaboration that develops and tests innovations to improve health in Nepal. Our partnership is between an independent Nepal-based non-governmental organization and a US-based non-profit. Possible envisions a world where everyone, everywhere has access to high-quality healthcare rooted in evidence, inclusion, and equity. As such, we engage in rigorous and collaborative research and innovation to address evidence, implementation, and policy gaps in the equity, quality, and accessibility of healthcare. Our research endeavors and partnerships aim to address challenges in context and from stated or established needs rather than for the novelty of research. We partner with community-based organizations, public and private sector academic institutions and research organizations to leverage research and evidence to inform and implement innovative solutions to healthcare challenges in Nepal. For the last 15 years, we have been a leader in healthcare innovation in Nepal, with partnerships spanning several international institutions such as Harvard Medical School, University of California San Francisco, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and University of Washington. POSITION DESCRIPTION Possible, a non-governmental organization registered in Nepal, is seeking a Qualitative Research Officer who will be responsible for providing research and analytics support to the organization’s application of qualitative methods across their research and innovation. The Qualitative Research Officer should see themselves as an advocate for Possible’s mission, vision and values. Reports to: Qualitative Research Manager Direct Reports: N/A Works closely with: Possible staff, advisors, and partners Location: Kathmandu with 30-50% travel to the partner sites AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY The Qualitative Research Officer will chiefly be responsible in carrying out the following areas of responsibility: 1. Qualitative research preparation, including capacity building. Ensure the tools for qualitative research are drafted, updated and piloted; coordinate and align with multiple team members prior to data collection; and conduct training on qualitative methods where relevant. Assist in drafting relevant tools (e.g. In-depth interview (IDI) guide, Focus group discussion (FGD) guide, observation guide) for qualitative research; Assist with translation of tools and instruments from Nepali to English and English to Nepali (e.g.,surveys, questionnaires, consent forms, etc.); Pilot tools coordinating with partner sites, support in finalizing the tools prior to actual data collection; Liaise with different team members to align on the research timeline and plan for qualitative data collection; Work with Qualitative Research Manager to provide regular and re-fresher qualitative methods trainings and workshops to team members involved in qualitative data collection at Possible and partner sites; Manage and coordinate logistics for qualitative data collection and training working collaboratively with multiple team members; Support in preparing submission of IRB applications and other materials conducted by Possible, as needed. 2. Qualitative research implementation. Collect qualitative data, provide feedback for ethical data collection; assist in ensuring integrity of qualitative data, including recording, transferring, storing and usage of data. Collect data using qualitative research methods, oversee data quality and data management, including appropriate storage and data management protocols; Maintain regular field notes from observation and interaction relevant to the research and program; Ensure ethical conduct of research by following protocols approved by institutional review boards, and also guide the organization to think critically about putting people at the center of our work and research; Engage with multi layers of stakeholders to ensure the smooth implementation of research in the field Qualitative data analysis and dissemination. Support in analysis, and write-up of qualitative data; and assist in disseminating the findings, and highlighting impact and personal experiences and stories from our work. Work closely with vendors and ensure that transcription and translation work is of high quality; Conduct preliminary qualitative data analysis together with Qualitative Research Manager; Support write-up findings and results for Possible teams, government partners, donors and funders, and for publications; Summarize field observation from qualitative data collection, provide feedback to the team to strengthen data collection process and program delivery. Support in disseminating the research findings to our internal team, partners and external audiences, including contributing to manuscript drafting, finalization and re/submission process to academic journals. The above list of responsibilities is not comprehensive, and the Qualitative Research Officer may be required to take on additional responsibilities, as determined by the Qualitative Research Manager. Must Haves: Below are the qualifications that are necessary for someone to be considered for the position: Commitment to Possible’s values, mission and vision Understanding of Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Passionate about qualitative research and A strong motivation and flexibility to travel to urban, semi-urban, and remote areas in Nepal Qualification: A Master’s degree in a social science, public health, or related field with at least one year of experience in core qualitative research in the healthcare sector, conducting data collection and supporting analysis with and without computer software packages (e.g., coding in NVivo, Atlas.ti, Dedoose). Candidates with a strong career goal in qualitative research, and experience in conducting qualitative research in reproductive and maternal and child health, or non-communicable disease, vulnerable population or mental health research will be given preference. Fluency in written and spoken Nepali and English. This position is only open to Nepali citizens.

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    April 12, 2022

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