Research Specialist, TEGA

Girl Effect, Maharashtra, India

Skill Required:, Project ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th November, 2020

Job Description

About the Organization:

Girl Effect builds youth brands and mobile platforms to empower girls to change their lives. They’re creative non-profit empowering girls to change their lives. Started by the Nike Foundation, they are experts in media, mobile, brand and international development: a unique mix of skills that they use to solve global problems in a different way.

Position: Research Specialist, TEGA


Girl Effect India is looking for a brilliant qualitative researcher/analyst. The Research Specialist will support the design and implementation of girl-centered, innovative and robust research approaches within Girl Effect, designing insights-driven research on subjects including Social and Gender norms, Education, SRH, Nutrition, Health, and Protection, etc.

The Research Specialist will be tasked with delivering excellent qualitative research and insights that are fit-for-purpose and timely for our partners' programming and supporting ongoing innovation of the Technology Enabled Girls Ambassador (TEGA) approach.

The Research Specialist will craft research plans for surveys and field observations for creative, formative, monitoring and program evaluations that support a range of Girl Effect external research projects.

Key Responsibilities

Data, Analysis & Reporting

  • Organizing, designing and carrying out qualitative fieldwork, often with marginalized or vulnerable people, in different locations and contexts across India
  • Interpret quantitative data from existing secondary data sets to inform the design of high-quality qualitative research projects
  • Conducting qualitative analysis of data conducted through TEGA interviews, workshops and other participatory methods
  • Produce insightful research reports with sophisticated advice to support our clients in their decision-making
  • Communicate and facilitate the use of research results for program improvement, scale-up of best practices, and policy change for strengthened humanitarian service delivery
  • Producing high quality and varied research outputs for a range of audiences including analysis, report writing, and presentations where necessary
  • Making sure our work is participatory, including working with peer researchers and local partners
  • Any other duties as required by the line manager in line with the grade of the post

TEGA support and training

  • Lead training/ refresher training of TEGAs and local partners
  • Manage the TEGA professional development process and provide quality feedback to TEGAs
  • Maintain TEGA database and collate TEGA portfolios for Market Research Society qualifications
  • Involve TEGAs in research design, survey design in a systematic and coordinated way

Project Management

  • Ensure the wellbeing of the TEGA network, through regular check-ins and liaison in the field
  • Working closely with others as part of a consortium and with external stakeholders to manage relationships and deliver work.
  • Project manage research projects from start to finish i.e. brief and survey development to data collection to analysis and reporting
  • Support with procurement and management of local partners, research agencies and translation team
  • Ensure that TEGA principles and guidelines are upheld by all involved in TEGA projects

Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Arts/ Humanities, Social Sciences, Market Research, or related subjects
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in qualitative research roles - which involved a participatory and/or human centered focus
  • Experience in qualitative research tool development, fieldwork, data analysis, and reporting
  • Basic quantitative analysis skill on excel
  • Strong project and research management and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work collaboratively, we encourage creativity and better communication through our supportive culture which values knowledge sharing, learning and working together to achieve the best that we can
  • Proven examples of the ability to successfully manage multiple projects with diverse stakeholders and hard deadlines to completion, on time and at a high level of quality, with minimal guidance and direction
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
  • Excellent written and fluent spoken English and Hindi
  • Demonstrated skills in producing high quality, innovative and engaging research presentations and briefings for diverse audiences
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity about the cultures within which Girl Effect operates
  • Commitment to realizing the potential of girls and to the vision and values of Girl Effect. In particular, a good understanding of Girl Effect’s mandate and child-focus, and the ability to ensure this always underpins the support provided


  • It is a plus if s/he is tech-savvy and has used research applications in the past
  • It is plus that he/she has good and demonstrable skills in MAXQDA, NVIVO, ATLAS Ti and/or other similar qualitative data analysis and research relevant software
  • Experience working remotely with colleagues and/or field agencies and ability to work effectively in multicultural teams with varying expertise, skills and backgrounds
  • An inquisitive and open-minded approach, evidenced by knowledge and understanding of a broad range of research topics and a willingness to learn about new themes, approaches, and techniques when required
  • The right to work in India, an experience of working in Humanitarian context in India is a plus


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