Data Associate / Senior Data Associate

Data Associate / Senior Data Associate

Deadline : 20 June 2024

Position Summary

BIGD is looking for Data Associate(s) who will work in a team that is responsible for survey programming on SurveyCTO and ensuring data quality control measures. The Data Associate(s) will actively contribute to enhancing BIGD’s capacity in data collection activities. The incumbent will report to the Coordinator, Data and Field Management, BIGD, BRAC University.

About BIGD

By influencing policy and practice through rigorous research and quality academic programs, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University, aims to promote innovation in governance and development processes towards a more just and prosperous society. Partnering with academics worldwide, BIGD conducts multi-method research on governance and development issues in close collaboration with several crucial departments of the Government of Bangladesh, large non-profit organizations such as BRAC, and different international universities and agencies. BIGD oversees BRAC International’s Independent Research and Evaluation Cell (IERC), which works in ten countries across Asia and Africa. BIGD also hosts the Country Office of the International Growth Centre (IGC), and the London School of Economics (LSE).

Key Responsibilities

  • Programming the survey instruments on SurveyCTO and bench testing
  • Identifying and solving technical errors in SurveyCTO programming
  • Conducting regular data cleaning in STATA and checking for data errors to ensure data quality. Monitoring the data collection activities of enumerators and field supervisors
  • Conducting field visits to supervise and oversee the data collection process
  • Communicating with the enumerators to resolve any challenges and verify questionable survey data
  • Assisting the Data Coordinator in preparing reports and implementing notes
  • Translating survey questionnaires and supporting documents when required
  • Demonstrating a willingness to work extra hours, including holidays, in case of looming deadlines
  • Maintaining regular communication with local authorities and supporting stakeholders as needed for the survey
  • Undertaking other relevant tasks assigned by the Coordinator


  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any reputed university
  • Proven expertise in MS Excel, SurveyCTO, and STATA
  • Sound knowledge of the data collection process
  • One year of experience in data management, coordinating data collection, and survey coding using SurveyCTO or similar software is preferred but not required
  • For the position of Senior Data Associate, two years of relevant experience is required
  • Strong programming background or a background in Data Science or Computer Science
  • Ability to efficiently fulfill assigned tasks within specified deadlines

Job Nature, Reporting, and Base

This is a full-time, contractual position. The position will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


BIGD will recruit individuals with the right to work in Bangladesh. BIGD recognizes the value that a diverse community brings to the organization in terms of experience, skills, talent, and cultural perspectives. The organization is committed to building an environment and culture where all staff feel valued, respected, and fairly treated in the workplace. BIGD is also committed to providing equal opportunities to all current and prospective staff without any discrimination on the grounds of religion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, medical condition (with certain exceptions based on job role), class, caste, disability, location, pregnancy, or parenthood. BIGD’s commitment to equal opportunity covers all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, selection, compensation, promotion, professional development, termination, and participation in BIGD-sponsored employee activities.

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume, accompanied by a cover letter that clearly articulates your interests and qualifications for this position. Additionally, include a sample of your best work, such as a Stata do file, SurveyCTO/ODK XLSForm, or any other relevant work sample. Send your application through the link:

Applications that do not comply with the instructions will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview and no TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Deadline: 20 June 2024