Research Associate (Livelihoods and Food Security)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI)


Research Associate (Livelihoods and Food Security)

NDRI is an independent, non-profit institution, a leading think tank in Nepal dedicated to address the contemporary and emerging challenges through quality research for evidence based policy and programming. Established in 2004, NDRI comprises of an interdisciplinary team of experts with highest academic standings, and wealth of national and international experiences. NDRI focuses on creating opportunities for research, dialogue and collaboration. NDRI has been able to strengthen linkage between the policy makers, academia, different national and international organizations and a pool of experts.

NDRI has a rich experience of leading important studies and assessments on livelihoods and food security in Nepal, with significant contributions on policies and programmes. NDRI is now looking for an eligible candidate for the position of a Research Associate (Livelihoods and Food Security) to work as part of this team. The applicants are required to submit the application documents in-person at NDRI office or via email to no later than 20 March 2024, Wednesday at 5:00 pm Nepal Standard Time.

Required Qualification and Experience

  • EDUCATION: University degree in statistics, economics, agriculture, or similar relevant discipline. A Master’s degree is preferable.
  •  EXPERIENCE: Overall, at least three years of progressively responsible experience in the field of livelihoods and food security analysis and assessments, statistical analysis, agriculture economics or a closely related area
  • KNOWLEDGE: Strong knowledge of livelihoods and food security analysis and the data collection, treatment and manipulation techniques typically associated with it. Strong command of statistics for the analysis of livelihoods and food security indicators. Excellent writing skills in English and Nepali.

The Research Associate will be stationed at NDRI office located at Lalitpur, Nepal, but might require travelling frequently to the study/project locations. The initial contract will be for one year, including a three-month probation period, with the possibility of annual extension depending on the candidate’s performance and availability of funds

Detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) can be downloaded here:

The application form can be downloaded here. The applicants should submit the following documents.

1. Cover Letter

  •  Signed with contact details
  • Addressed to the Executive Director of NDRI
  • With expected salary

2. Application Form
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Copy of Citizenship
5. Copy of latest degree
6. Experience certificate (if any)

Important Notes:

1. In case of email submission, all the required documents should be attached within a single email in a single pdf file and sent to ( Requested applications submitted to other email addresses besides the given email address will not be entertained. Also, multiple submission of documents will be disqualified.
2. Please clearly mention the position in the subject line of the email as ‘Application for the Post of Research Associate (Livelihoods and Food Security)’. Email and documents without the given subject line will not be considered.
3. Shortlisted candidates will be informed for further assessment and interview

Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI)
Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-5454975

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