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Job Context

Research Director will lead the Research Team in achieving the desired research plans. S/he will
be responsible for research planning, resourcing management, development research capabilities, team
development and providing research-based report for policy related advancement and reforms. The
post is offered as a three-year contract initially with a strong expectation of extension for the right

Job Description

  • Develop and recommend research designs and solutions that best meet the objectives and
    mandate of the organization. Drive the development of practical initiatives with resultoriented
    outcomes that benefit the partners, private sector and the economy;
  •  To initiate, lead, undertake and oversee research work for policy reform and advocacy.
    Identify potential partners (development agencies/partners and others, etc.) and provide
    suggestion on research strategies and approaches;
  • Deploy a proactive approach, and demonstrable research development work related to
    Private Sector Development Policy Coordination Committee (PSDPCC) at the Prime
    Minister’s Office and assist in developing better coordination on research, dialogue and
    advocacy efforts. Help strengthen BUILD’s engagement in PSDPCC by contributing with
    effective research work and support to various areas;
  •  Identify new areas, develop and explore funding opportunities (including academic, private
    and public sector funders), supporting policy-relevant research projects that employ a range
    of economic and social research methods; assist other team members in designing future
  •  Organize Thematic Working Committees of BUILD and guide Research Team to prepare and
    present effective policy paper the working committee meeting;
  • Provide high level research advice and expertise to key internal and external stakeholders,
    professional bodies and working committees to better inform policy development and
    implementation. Also to be engaged in the project implementation work within the
  • Produce high quality reports, working papers and articles on various economic analysis with
    key focus on economic indicators, fiscal and monetary policies, trade impact etc from time
    to time. Prepare and conduct policy analysis/impact reports for implementable policy
    reforms. Also conduct policy impact studies by doing deep dive/due-diligence on policies
    from time to time;
  • Manage external relationships with donor organizations and public and private sector
    bodies, foster research partnerships across organizational programs and projects to
    capitalize on funding and resource opportunities. Identify potential partners (other
    organizations/NGOs, universities, etc.);
  •  Work independently on a number of research and policy projects simultaneously, as
    required. Analyze quantitative data using robust methods, and interpret, describe and
    publish findings. Also, engage stakeholders and provide recommendations on appropriate
    scientific research strategies and pathways;
  •  Develop research and analytical tools and practices that better enable research and
    education and that target research programs to meet the needs of industry/community;

Job Nature

  • Full-Time

Educational Requirements

  • Post Graduate

Additional Educational Requirements

P.hd. will be an added advantage. 

Experience Requirements

  • Experience Required 12 to 15 Year(s)

Job Requirements

  • Both Male and Female can Apply
  • PhD or Master’s degree from reputable institutions (home and abroad) Minimum 15-20 year
    experience in leading research work in various capacities with two years of relevant
    experience working within a public policy or policy-making environment (e.g. government,
    NGO) required;
  • Research experience in areas of economic data analysis, national economy, knowledge and
    experience in sector/community-based research, and have experience in program
  •  Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision to meet deadlines
    and produce high quality results in an environment with competing priorities and deadlines
    with diverse areas of professional backgrounds;
  • Experience working with a variety of public, private, non-profit and grassroots organizational
    structures and do multi-task, meet deadlines and be persistent, and solve problems as they
  • Knowledge and experience in qualitative data analysis, including narrative analysis to sort
    and organize large data sets and thematic coding to organize themes and concepts for
    analytical interpretation, as well as the ability to interpret and synthesize data sets, draw
    inferences, and arrive at conclusions;
  •  Strong planning, coordination, and project management skills with exceptional oral and
    written communication skills in Bangla and English;
  • Highly proficient and knowledgeable in the use of current computer software and tools such
    as Microsoft Office Suites, word processing, spreadsheets, database systems and the
    internet to research and prepare materials;
  •  Knowledge and experience of program evaluation principles, theories, concepts and
    practices. Demonstrated expertise in successfully designing and carrying out quantitative
    and qualitative research and evaluation processes including Participatory Action Research.
    Demonstrated ability in designing and manipulating data using a computer database;
  •  Experience working with governing bodies, including boards of directors, advisory boards,
    various agencies etc.


  • Dhaka

Salary Range



  • April 27 2021


Published on: January 06, 2021
Vacancy: Undifined
Employment Status: Full-Time
Experience: Experience Required 12 to 15 Year(s)
Gender: Both Male and Female can Apply
Job Location: Dhaka
Application Deadline: April 27, 2021
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