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Vacancy for a Part-time Consultant for Survey Design and Analysis (School of Environment, Resources & Development)
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Field of study
Gender and Development Studies
January 1, 2015
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Tel no. (66-2) 524-5779
Vacancy for a Part-time Consultant for Survey Design and Analysis
Gender and Development Studies

The project ‘What is Essential is Invisible’: Empowerment and Security in Economic Projects for Low-Income Women in Four Mekong Countries, a project funded by Australian Aid and managed by Gender and Development Studies Field of Study, is looking for a consultant to work part-time within a period of six months.

This research project, using both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, focuses on women's economic empowerment and social protection projects in four Mekong countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam. The qualitative phase is almost complete, and based on this analysis, we expect the design and development of a survey. The research aims to specify under what conditions empowerment (as locally defined) and an increase in a sense of security (again, as locally defined) come as a result of economic empowerment and social protection projects, and under what conditions there seems to be no such apparent benefit- or even negative effects - in spite of the well-meaning intentions of the projects..  The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the design of a survey that will satisfy the purposes and objectives of the project, analyze the results from a statistical point of view and prepare a report based on the survey results.

Job Description

The position is for a part-time consultant with the following responsibilities:

  • To design a survey, in cooperation with the project Principal Investigators, that will satisfy the purposes and objectives of the project
  • To train data collectors hired by the projects on proper survey techniques in data collection
  • To analyze the survey results based on sound statistical principles
  • To prepare a report based on the survey results that will contribute to the overall project findings
  • To assist in solving problems that arise during the survey phase

Qualification and Experience

The applicant must possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Graduate degree in Statistics or Social Sciences
  • Considerable research experience in designing, conducting and results analyzing of surveys in the Social Sciences; having done development-oriented research would be an asset

This research background should include:

  • Experience in sampling methodologies, data processing methods and data analysis, as used in the social sciences
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Statistical Analysis Software (SPSS, Stata or SAS)
  • Knowledge and experience in technologies related to statistical design and analysis and field applications in survey implementation

Application with resume, names of three referees and samples of survey reports written by the applicant should be submitted no later than December 1, 2014. Shortlisted applicants will then be contacted and invited to submit a proposal with detailed work plan, time frame and budget.


The applicant must have working and writing knowledge of both spoken and written English.

Apply by sending a letter of interest, CV (detailing full personal particulars), qualifications and experience, with the names and address of three referees and samples of survey-based reports written by the applicant to

For further information, visit the Institute website at: project website