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Researcher Freelance at 60 Decibels in Nepal

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Posted on October 8, 2019

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We are currently looking for Researchers. Most work will be conducted remotely through phone interviews, which means you'll need access to a laptop or computer you can use, a stable phone and internet connection and somewhere quiet to work. Allowances for phone and internet use during projects will be given by 60 Decibels.

Successful candidates will be offered short-term contracts based on projects the 60 Decibels team is working on. The likely duration of the contracts will be between 3 weeks and 2 months; on average, they are 3-4 weeks. If you are interested but we do not have current projects, we can add you to our Researcher database and reach out if projects come up in the future. As a Researcher, you will be given training, as well as guidance on deliverables and deadlines.

Although Researchers will be hired on short-term contracts, there is a healthy pipeline of projects, and you may find there is regular work available.

KEY TASKS

  • Conducting interviews and surveys with stakeholders of clients (interview questions and surveys will be provided)
  • Inputting data from research conducted in a clear, concise and accurate way in template databases in Excel or online data entry forms
  • Communicate regularly with the 60 Decibels team to provide updates on progress and challenges faced, such as misunderstanding of questions or unavailability of data
  • Provide feedback on data collection methods and survey tool design
  • Entering all data into English - fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Analysis and pulling insights from data, as needed

 CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Based in Country of Origin - Madagascar, Nepal, Liberia, Mexico, Malawi, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Myanmar, Cote d'Ivoire, Bolivia, Egypt, and Ethiopia
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in Local country languages
  • Educated with an undergraduate degree and/or diploma (Masters will be a plus but not mandatory)
  • 1-2 years of research experience, preferably in surveying, interviewing, data collection and/or analysis

  • Computer literate: excellent Word, Excel, and email skills
  • Excellent listener, confident talking to people - polite, respectful
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills; any customer service experience is a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization and planning skills, critical listening, and attention to detail are key
  • Desire to learn takes initiative and good problem-solving skills
  • Interested in social impact research

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