Research Analyst - Tenders Global

Research Analyst





The role will focus on one main program, yet it is expected to support other projects on a need’s basis. The inclusive Nutrition-Sensitive Fisheries Management (NSFM) project work within local food systems to explore the flow of benefits from diverse fish production systems, as well as the factors enabling and limiting fish consumption. This program pays particular attention to the nutrition of mothers and young children and consider gender relations as integral to improve nutrition outcomes.

This position will be based in Dili with frequent travel to project sites. The geographic focus of the position includes Timor-Leste, and NTT province, Indonesia.

The successful candidate will be responsible to:

  • Facilitate meetings, workshops, and training with project focus communities, including engagement with local authorities, external agencies and NGOs as necessary.
  • Plan and organize research activities and partnership events/meetings, acting as a liaison for communities and other partners.
  • Support the development of innovative and rigorous research approaches and tools for qualitative and/or quantitative data collection, and support data quality assurance and analysis.
  • Carry out data collection in the field (including supporting a team of data collectors) and facilitate activities at the community level.
  • Prepare information materials for government and community stakeholders, contribute to project reporting for donors and provide input to scientific publications.
  • Ensure quality communication and engagement with national, municipal and community stakeholders, including government and NGO partners, on research implementation and findings.
This job might be for you if you have the below skills and qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in public health nutrition, community or rural development, agricultural or fisheries sciences, food technology, social sciences or related field.
  • Experience in research or development programs in Timor-Leste, relating to nutrition, agriculture, rural development, or natural resources (including research methods).
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate program activities and organize events (workshops, demonstrations, trainings).
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and working with national, municipal, and local partners. Previous engagements with MoH and INS are highly valued.
  • Sound knowledge of Timor-Leste society with a clear understanding of food security, gender, and social relations and how these influence nutrition outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging communities and facilitating activities and trainings.
  • Must be proficient in data collection and data management.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office 365 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to draft research concepts, reports and publications.
  • Comfortable and confident working within a diverse international team, with good interpersonal and communication skills to a broad range of colleagues and partners.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake travel within Timor-Leste, and possibly internationally.
  • Good verbal and written English language skills, with evidence of previous report writing in English desirable.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of fisheries and/or aquaculture.
  • Experience applying participatory and gender-sensitive research methods that are fun and engaging.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze quantitative and/or qualitative data to a high standard.
  • An interest in nutrition and the potential of fish to improve diet quality among vulnerable groups.
  • Experience developing information and education materials for government and community stakeholders.
  • Fluency in a main language of Baucau, Lautem or Viqueque: Makasae, Fataluku or Naueti.




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