Aug 292018

Organization: Human Development Research Centre
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 04 Sep 2018

Human Development Research Centre (HDRC) is looking for a National Research Organization/Consultancy Firm/NGOs/Group of Consultants in Zambia for jointly participating a WASH project evaluation call for proposal (CfP) floated by an UN Agency. For details about HDRC, please visit:

The partner organization should have at least 5 years of experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative studies (baseline/midline/end-line/annual survey/impact assessment) of which at least 3 years in the field of WASH. The organization should also be experienced in Tablet based quantitative surveys. In addition, the partner organization should have experience in preparing transcripts in English of the qualitative data/information). Partner Organization should have previous experience in providing administrative and logistical support to international consultants/counterparts. Furthermore, it should be able to provide the service of a National Expert with at least 3 years of background in participating in WASH research/studies and professional fluency in English. The national expert, as part of core study team, will assist international consultants in contextualization of the local situation in WASH, help in developing the data collection instruments. He/she will lead the training process for the field data collection staff, participate in field testing the data collection tools. He/she should have Master’s degree from a recognized university in Sociology/Anthropology/Economics/International Relations/Statistics/WASH with at least 3 years of experience in participating in WASH Studies.

How to apply:

Interested organizations are requested contact Avijit Poddar, PhD by 17:00 Dhaka Time, 4 September 2018 at with profile of the organization and CV (CVs) of proposed National Expert (with daily rate of the expert in US$).

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