Qualitative Researcher at TPO Nepal

Sports-based Mental heAlth pRomotion intervention for adolescenTs in Nepal (SMART) is a 2-year research project that aims to develop and test the feasibility and acceptability of the implementation of a sports-based mental health promotion program to promote mental wellbeing, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and emotion regulation of adolescents. The project is being implemented by TPO Nepal, under the technical and financial support of King’s College London. SMART will be implemented in selected municipalities/rural municipalities of Bardiya district of Lumbini Province.

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.

Sports-based Mental heAlth pRomotion intervention for adolescenTs in Nepal (SMART) is a 2-year research project that aims to develop and test the feasibility and acceptability of the implementation of a sports-based mental health promotion program to promote mental wellbeing, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and emotion regulation of adolescents. The project is being implemented by TPO Nepal, under the technical and financial support of King’s College London. SMART will be implemented in selected municipalities/rural municipalities of Bardiya district of Lumbini Province.

TPO Nepal seeks competent, committed, and result-oriented candidates for the following position:

Job Title                         :     Qualitative Researcher

Job station                     :     Bardiya District

Job duration                  :     6 months

Number of openings     :       2 (Two)

Start date                      :     At the earliest

Major responsibilities 

The Qualitative Researcher will be responsible for the following duties but not limited to:

  • Conduct qualitative research activities (e.g. interviewing, running discussion groups).
  • Independently coordinate with local communities, schools, government/non-government organization and other relevant stakeholders for research activities.
  • Transcribe, translate or summaries the interviews as per need.
  • Involve in qualitative data management and analysis using NVIVO or other qualitative software.
  • Assist in writing reports and publications
  • Provide regular updates to the project coordinator and other program staff.

Qualification, Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in public health, psychology, population studies, sociology, epidemiology, global health or related field.
  • At least one year of experience in qualitative data collection (i.e. individual interviews, group discussion) using participatory method.
  • Research experiences of working with adolescents and youth.
  • Experiences of mental health research is preferable.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn.
  • Willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali required.
  • Computer literacy – comfortable using Microsoft Word and excel.

Prior experiences in using NVIVO software and qualitative data analysis is preferable.

Prior experiences of working with adolescents in Bardiya or neighboring district is preferable.

Interested, qualified, and motivated candidates meeting the above requirements are encouraged to apply along with a cover letter, updated CV, and expected salary to: [email protected]. The last date for submitting the application is 05:00 PM, March 12, 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be informed for further process. Any activity intended to influence the selection process will lead to disqualification.