Progress Inc.

Research Officer

Progress Inc.

Research Officer

Progress Inc. specializes in research, monitoring and evaluations, assessments, capacity building and other managerial support (documentation review, training, data entry/analysis) to public, private and non-profit sectors in the social development sector. The organization works in various sectors including education, governance, livelihood, DRR, WASH, GESI and many more.

Research Officer

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Position Title: Research Officer (Initial 3 months probation contract)
Working Hours: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Sunday to Friday)

Job Description:

  • Support and/or lead different projects; prepare questionnaire alignment to log-frame, field work design, and lead the report writing
  • The candidate will work in the multi-sector areas such as DRR, WASH, livelihood, governance, agriculture, education, gender and inclusion etc. and not just one specialization
  • Able to format reports and notes in Microsoft Office within the provided branding guidelines of the organization
  • Communicate with clients; consultative meeting for debrief/clarification
  • Excellent planning and deadline driven individual
  • Should be open to travel for validation of data to remote areas of Nepal
  • Prepare and manage project proposals
  • Prepare qualitative and quantitative survey/questionnaire, guidelines, checklist, and other creative participatory tools etc.
  • Report writing and liaison with other team members; must be able to finalize the report
  • Other as assigned by supervisor


  • Excellent English report writing skills (An absolute MUST) and good oral communication skills in Nepali, specifically for field level work; Should possess true passion for writing
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft word, excel, powerpoint
  • Applicable Degree / Graduate (Master’s) in Journalism, Development Studies, Anthropology, Sociology or similar that is relevant in the development;
  • 2-3 years or more - experience specifically in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and/or research, in the social development sector or NGOs
  • Experienced in data collection methods like survey, interviews, and group discussions
  • Good understanding of statistical data analysis packages – SPSS, STATA or other similar
  • Should be willing to travel to rural areas of Nepal with basic amenities for research
  • Able to work efficiently within the stipulated deadline in a fast paced environment
  • Able to work independently with minimal to no supervision
  • Motivated to work as per need of the organization

Applying Procedure

Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit their updated CV by Sep 8, 2021 with the subject title of the email as “Research Officer” to [email protected]

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application at the earliest, as we will test and interview the applicable candidates without waiting for the deadline by immediately inviting potential candidates for a written test and interview for final selection.

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