Field Researcher

Field Researcher

Deadline : 11 June 2024

Position Summary:

BIGD is looking for a Field Researcher who will work from BIGD’s field station in Tala Upazila of Satkhira of BIGD on various research projects. The core objective of this field station and the work of the field researcher is to gain deeper insights into rural livelihoods, power structure, and social norms. Field Researchers are responsible for contributing to different stages of the research project.

About BIGD:

By influencing policy and practice through rigorous research and quality academic programs, BIGD aims to promote innovation in governance and development processes toward a more just and prosperous society. Partnering with academics around the world, BIGD conducts multi-methods research on governance and development issues in close collaboration with several crucial departments of the Government of Bangladesh, large non-profits such as BRAC, and international organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 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), London School of Economics (LSE); and the ED of BIGD heads the IGC Country Office.


  • Engagement in plan and implementing a portfolio of different field-based research projects assigned by the organization
  • Develop and manage a team of community research volunteers to collect data
  • Manage data collection from primary and secondary sources, analyze data, assist research report writing
  • Provide technical support to the proper implementation of all research protocols including sample selection, instrument designing, data quality, data security, and documentation for reproducibility
  • Responsible for translation and interview transcription
  • Field management of various research projects
  • Effectively coordinate between the research team and various research arms for smooth survey implementation
  • Liaise and facilitate discussions with stakeholders
  • Additional tasks related to qualitative and quantitative study as and when the organization will be assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Completed at least a bachelor’s degree in any social science discipline
  • Aged less than 30 years
  • Willing to be based in the field station
  • Have a keen interest in learning about social issues from primary research
  • Skilled in community rapport building and facilitating group discussions
  • Ability to observe social dynamics as an observant participant
  • Excellent note-taking ability and skilled in typing transcripts in Bangla
  • Familiar with various data collection tools and approaches including structured surveys, interviews, participatory mapping, etc.
  • Familiarity with rural livelihoods, especially in the Southwestern regions of Bangladesh, will be considered as an added advantage

Job Nature, Reporting, and Base: This is a full-time, contractual position. The position will be based in BIGD Research Field Station in Tala Upazila, Satkhira.


BIGD will recruit an individual with the right to work in Bangladesh. BIGD recognizes all the values that are brought to the organization by the diverse community 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 send your resume along with a cover letter, clearly explaining your interests and qualifications for this position. 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: 11 June 2024