Research Associate, Centre of Excellence in Women & Child Health


Medical College


Karachi, Pakistan


The Umeed-e-Nau (UeN) initiative of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Women and Child Health aims to support the introduction, scale-up and further piloting of high quality and high impact interventions to improve Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH) in Pakistan by harnessing the potential of both public and private sectors, coupled with introduction of women and girls empowerment interventions. UeN has two major components; one is to introduce proven effective MNCAH interventions at scale in 8 districts and the second is to generate evidence through innovative approaches to improve MNCAH while included in the public health programme in Pakistan.


You will be responsible to supervise and monitor the field activities including domiciliary visits and data collection as well as maintain necessary records, create and sustain liaison with the community leaders and district stakeholders for the smooth implementation of all necessary activities of the project. Specific responsibilities include to:
  • assist the supervisor in development of research instruments for the projects according to their objectives
  • ensure validity of data collected from the field
  • independently conduct interviews and prepare detailed notes for it
  • ensure proper data collection as per the project guidelines
  • follow and ensure field implementation of project related SOPs and guidelines, as defined in the research project
  • assist supervisors in carrying out day to day work on the field
  • prepare and present periodic project related activity reports
  • keep track and follow-up with research teams on progress reports of the project 
  • provide assistance in the preparation of periodic research and progress reports
  • ensure quality control by random checks and field monitoring.


You should have:
  • a Master’s degree, preferably in Sociology or equivalent degree
  • at least two years of relevant experience 
  • good interpersonal skills particularly communication skills
  • proficiency in the use of computer applications, particularly MS Office
  • ability to manage time and prioritize tasks effectively
  • ability to work effectively in teams and resilience to cope-up with work pressure
  • good communication and report writing skills.
  • willingness to work in the community settings and travel to field sites.
This is a close-ended position.

To Apply

​You should send your detailed CV by email to human.resources@aku.edu and mention the position applied for in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by December 1, 2019