TPO Nepal

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) is one of Nepal’s leading psychosocial organization. It was established in 2005 with the aim of promoting psychosocial well-being and mental health of children and families in conflict affected and other vulnerable communities. TPO Nepal is a knowledge-driven, innovative organization working in areas disrupted by violence and poverty. We strive to develop local psychosocial, mental health and conflict resolution capacity and systems that promote community resilience, quality of life and self-reliance through education, research, service delivery and advocacy.

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Research Assistant (RA)

Human Resource/Organization Development

Apply Before : 2020-02-21 (Closed)

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    Mid Level
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    1 Years
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Job Description:

About Organization

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO) Nepal is one of Nepal’s leading psychosocial organizations. It was established in 2005 to promote the 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:

EMILIA project (e-mhGAP Intervention Guide in Low and middle income countries: Impact and Acceptability) is a 3-years research project which aims to carry out a proof-of-concept study to use the e-version of clinical guidelines for the integration of mental health into primary health care on a mobile device, which aims to support in assessment and management of mental health problems. This will be implemented in few Municipalities/Rural Municipalities in the Jhapa district from February 2020.

TPO Nepal seeks competent, committed, and result-oriented candidates for the position of Research Assistant (RA)

Station:  Birtamode, Jhapa

Duration: One Year (with possible extension for 3 months)

Time: March 2020 to February 2021

Key Responsibilities

  • RAs will be responsible for following duties but not limited to:
  • Attend and be actively engaged in RA training for 2-3 weeks in March 2020
  • Assist in translation of research instruments into local language
  • Travel different health facilities to conduct screenings for potential participants and conduct baseline interviews
  • Involve in pre-post training evaluation of health workers
  • Involve in data coding, editing, and data entry
  • Work closely with Research Supervisor and Project Coordinator in other project related activities 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be a resident of Jhapa district during research period
  • Preference for understanding and speaking local languages
  • Prior work experience in NGOs, INGOs, and community development will be preferred
  • Knowledge on research (both qualitative and quantitative methods)
  • Preference for previous research experience
  • Preference will be given to those having experience on psychosocial and mental health research
  • Preference for those with two-wheeler license 

Education + Experience

  • Must have completed Bachelor’s Degree in social science, psychology, or any relevant discipline

Apply Instruction

Interested qualified, and motivated candidates meeting the above requirements are encouraged to apply along with cover letter, and updated CV:  no later than 2 February 2020.

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