Thursday, 20th Jul 2017
Vacancy Announcement for the post of Senior Researcher
Date: 04 Jul 2017


Senior Researcher (Knowledge Production) (Tier 1: RB)
Tenure: Contract (Renewable)

Detailed information and application procedure
can be viewed at

Deadline for Applications: 2 August 2017

Martin Chautari encourages applications by candidates from marginal and excluded groups.

Job description: Senior Researcher 

As MC's Senior Researcher, the candidate will

  • Coordinate and manage its ongoing and future projects in the education research unit;
  • Take a lead role in designing and conducting education research using a variety of methods such as content analyses, case studies and surveys;
  • Provide close supervision and guidance to the researchers in the education research unit;
  • Take a lead role in developing concept notes and proposals for new research projects related to education;
  • Take the lead role in the formulation and implementation of annual program implementation plan of the concerned projects in accordance with the approved project proposals;
  • Take the lead role in all aspects of relevant project administration to ensure smooth and timely implementation of all relevant project activities;
  • Follow-up with partner organizations, relevant government and non-government agencies/organizations and individuals regarding timely and efficient delivery of relevant project activities and outputs;
  • Prepare and submit periodic progress reports of educational projects as required;
  • Perform any other tasks related to the successful implementation of education research projects at Martin Chautari.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • PhD with five years of proven research experience or MA with 15 years of proven research experience in the related field
  • Excellent language skills (both written and spoken) in English and Nepali
  • Proficiency in the use of information and communication technology tools
  • Ability to work independently within strict deadlines

Work Status 
Full time

Position will require travels both within and outside Kathmandu Valley but s/he will be primarily stationed in Kathmandu.

Reports to the Research Director (Knowledge Production)

Application Procedure
Drop your application to Chautari front desk (27 Jeetjung Marg, Thapathali, Kathmandu) or email to with the subject heading “Senior Researcher application” with the following attachments: (i) a cover letter; (ii) the most recent cv including names and contacts of two references; and (iii) a chapter or article length writing sample, all as separate files. Please name and number the files as Surname_Year_SR. Application deadline: 2 August 2017.

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