Research Officer
Sunaulo Parivar Nepal- Marie Stopes International
Sunaulo Parivar Nepal (SPN) is a well-established NGO delivering Family Planning and Sexual Reproductive Health services through-out the country via centers, mobile outreach teams to remote areas and social marketing. It works in partnership with Marie Stopes International UK (MSI), a global social business providing reproductive health services across the world with a mission of ensuring individual's fundamental right to have children by choice not chance.

Support for International Health and Family Planning Organizations 2 (SIFPO2) is a cooperative agreement funded by USAID and implemented by Marie Stopes International Nepal/Sunaulo Parivar Nepal in 11 districts of Nepal of Nepal: Sankhuwasava, Siraha, Rautahat, Chitwan, Dhading, Kaski, Parbat, Myagdi, Syangja, Rupandehi and Darchula from 2015 to 2018. In Nepal, SIFPO2 is a Family Planning Service ,Strengthening Program (FPSSP) and works for strengthening the FP services delivery system of DoHS/MoH to increase voluntary use of family planning services by increasing accessibility and availability of high quality comprehensive family planning services to the hard to reach, disadvantaged, migrants and adolescent population to achieve universal coverage in the districts and increase district level CYP.

We seek candidates who want to embrace new ways of working, take on multiple tasks, be a team player, and deliver sustainable results to ensure expansion of our services to reach more men and women in Nepal. The positions require frequent travel to monitor project activities. We are looking for qualified and competent candidates for following positions:

Research Officer

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Basic Job Information

Job Category: NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level: mid
No. of Vacancy/s: [ 1 ]
Job Location: Baluwatar, Kathmandu
Offered Salary: None
Apply Before(Deadline): Jul. 08, 2017 00:00 (7 months, 2 weeks ago)

Job Specification

Education Level: Bachelor
Experience Required: Not Required
Other Specification


Job Description

Reporting to: Research Manager    

Probationary Period: 4 months

Sunaulo Parivar Nepal (SPN), an implementing partner of Marie Stopes International is looking for Nepali citizen for the Research Officer role to provide support in conducting research, monitoring and evaluation activities. The Research officer will work closely with research manager, regional managers and other key stakeholders to ensure the attainment of SPN’s goals and objectives and the compliance to MSI’s global RME standards, as well as fulfilment of RME commitments to donors.  

Key Responsibilities:
1. Support to effectively lead the RME in the organisation:

  • Assist in ensuring all RME projects are efficiently and effectively executed
  • Contribute to develop and deliver RME plan for organisation to support strategic goals; facilitate integration of RME into other departments of the organisation
  • Develop and maintain research database as per project requirement

2. Aid in innovative research across the programme aligned with MSI goals:

  • Support in ensuring all research undertaken by SPN is of high quality and fulfils ethical requirements 
  • Coordinate annual operational research activities 
  • Ensure coordination and communication with centres, outreach team, government and other stakeholders, including NHRC in regard to RME activities
  • Assist in the development and dissemination of findings and reports (internal and external)

3. Assist in developing and implementing organisational Monitoring and Evaluation activities:

  • Contribute in development of research, monitoring and evaluation protocol 
  • Communicate, coordinate and arrange logistics and technical support to the enumerators for the field activities
  • Facilitate research activities to support projects
  • Undertake field visits to support the implementation of M&E strategies
  • Provide field supervision to the enumerators during their field work

Person Specification:


  • Bachelors Degree in Public Health, Statistics or related discipline. Masters in Public Health, statistics or related discipline preferred


  • At least 2 years working in Research and Metrics, ideally within the Reproductive Health sector
  • Demonstrated capabilities of producing results when working with individuals with varying levels of expertise
  • Experience in coordinating and conducting training, field work, logistics management and monitoring research projects
  • Experience with both quantitative and qualitative research
  • Have a good understanding of and exposure to statistical software e.g. SPSS and proficient in Microsoft office programme 


  • Excellent communications, computer, time management and interpersonal skills 
  • IT literacy – proficiency in MS Office (Excel essential) MS projects (desirable) and SPSS, Stata or equivalent
  • Proven ability to interpret verbal, written and numerical data
  • Skilled in data analysis and report writing
  • Fluent English and Nepali language   

Attitude / Motivation:

  • Committed to Excellence 
  • Results-orientated
  • Fully committed to the goals and vision of SPN/MSI 
  • Pro-Choice on abortion


Suitable candidates meeting the above criteria are invited to send a CV and cover letter to

Only short listed candidates will be invited for the next stage of the recruitment process. SPN reserves all rights to qualify/disqualify applications in any case. SPN accepts Nepalese citizens only and encourages women, people of ethnic minorities and Dalits to apply.


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