Research Officer - Colombo

Posted a month ago by World Vision Lanka, Classification: Charity & Voluntary

Research Officer (Location: Colombo)

Job Profile

This position will create a solid evidence base through research that feeds into organizational strategy and programming decisions making processors

Major Responsibilities

  • Design and implement research studies that feed into organizational strategic decision making.
  • High quality analysis and collaborative research work with internal stakeholders for effective technical programming and implementation of the country strategy.
  • Effective management of knowledge.
  • Collaboration with external research stakeholders.
  • Resource acquisition through research partnerships.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Five (5) years of experience in research in development sector. Master's Degree in Social Sciences, International development, Statistics, Community Development or any relevant professional qualification with independent research work, demonstrates the capacity for critical analysis and application of specialist knowledge.
  • An understanding of the developmental context and related contextual issues.
  • Excellent conceptual thinking and analytical skills.
  • Excellent use of statistical packages and presentation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge about research philosophies, principles, definitions, scientific tool and techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Sinhala or Tamil.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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