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CAMRIS International’s USAID Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Project supports the achievement of USAID/Nepal’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) development objectives by assisting the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities. This includes designing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative evaluations and assessments, as well as providing expert analysis and technical assistance to USAID/Nepal’s programs.


In early September 2016, President Obama announced Nepal as a Let Girls Learn (LGL) focus country.  Let Girls Learn is an initiative to bring together multiple US government agencies to address the range of challenges preventing adolescent girls from attaining a quality education and to help empower them to reach their full potential. 


As part of the design process for Nepal’s LGL programming, a rapid appraisal will inform agencies from across the US government, including USAID, about 1) what interventions have already taken place and lessons learned and 2) key target populations and geographic focus areas where new LGL programming could make the most impact.  The goal of the rapid appraisal is to identify opportunities for the US Embassy to invest and develop strategic partnerships to support girls’ empowerment, particularly their abilities to access and complete quality secondary education.  The target age group is 10-19. 


Appraisal questions cover a range of subject areas, including education, child marriage and adolescent sexual reproductive health, gender-based violence, media, and coordination and partnerships.  Interviews with a range of stakeholders and focus group discussions among adolescent girls and boys are being conducted in six of Nepal’s 75 districts.


Data Coder  – positions open until filled


CAMRIS seeks students and others with some experience undertaking structured qualitative analysis to support the project team leader as data coders.  Data coders will use the online qualitative data analysis software, Dedoose, to code key themes and information in English-language transcripts.  In all, there will be up to 460 interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs) to code.  The anticipated period of performance for the assignment is approximately six weeks. 

Overall, the data coders will be responsible for the following:

  1. Learning to use Dedoose
  2. Understanding the relationship between the Let Girls Learn assessment design and research questions and the data to be coded
  3. Coding data according to the basic data coding structure and using and updating the code book, when necessary
  4. Identifying interviews and FGDs where questions remain unanswered, transcripts are unclear, or other problems exist




  • A university degree in a social sciences field such as education, international development, social work, law, human rights, gender or women’s studies, or a similar field.  Some MA or PhD level coursework preferred, especially coursework in qualitative methods.
  • Knowledge and experience with gender and intersectional analysis.
  • Interest in adolescent girls’ empowerment and education in a developing country context.
  • Qualitative data coding experience desired.  Willingness to learn and use Dedoose is required.
  • Must be available for 20 hours/week of coding or more, though work can be done on a flexible basis.


Applicants should include a brief cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for the position, along with a resume, organized chronologically, and a short (2-5 pages) writing sample.  Payment will be based on candidates’ salary histories and the market rates for university-based research assistants in the US