Senior Research Assistant - Tenders Global

Senior Research Assistant

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research




icddr,b is a Bangladesh-based international health research institute that strives to solve key public health problems through high-quality scientific research and innovation. icddrb as a values-based organization encourages women and people with disabilities.

Around 35 million people live in the coastal regions of Bangladesh, where water salinity is a major problem contributing to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and other environmental health hazards. The project will investigate whether strengthening primary health care for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and implementing low-cost solutions to mitigate drinking water salinity can contribute to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney diseases among selected coastal areas in Khulna and Satkhira districts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Research Assistant will report to Senior Research Investigator and will be responsible to conduct field set up, field survey, record review, data collection, supervision, analyze and manage data   with the objective of supporting research studies within the guidelines of project-specific field research procedures and organizational values and guidelines (such as Institutional Governance Framework – IGF and Gender Diversity Guidelines).

He/ she will be responsible for:

  • Attend all kinds of training/orientation sessions to understand data collection, questionnaires, standard operating procedure, survey methodology;
  • Prepare weekly/monthly work plan and submit to the concern staff;
  • Collect quantitative/qualitative data;
  • Seek supervisor’s guidance to resolve issues in interacting with respondents and collecting data;
  • Submit collected data to supervisor timely;
  • Communicate with the supervisor for solving problems/questions related to data collection and any issues related to field implementation; 
  • Maintain liaison with allied GoB, NGO and community representative in order to support research;
  • Share experience and learning within the team in order to improve the productivity of the team.

Required qualification and experience:

  • Masters in Environmental Science or Masters in Hydrology/Hydrogeology.
  • 03 years of experience in relevant field.




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