Researcher, Capacity Assessment

Posted By: Sadhana Education Society’s Kapila Khandvala College Of Education


Junior Management

Program Implementation


Job Description

We are seeking passionate and diligent Capacity assessment specialist and a research assistant for capacity assessment to join our team that is developing interventions for parenting of adolescents. The development and testing approach will follow the principles of human centered design approach. Any intervention that is developed has to be ultimately implemented on the ground in real world settings. In the Indian context this will be done by frontline workers and last-mile staff from various departments involved in adolescent development and growth. Therefore, it is critical to understand the knowledge, skills, motivation levels and capacities of frontline workers and last-mile staff in different departments of government and their capabilities, knowledge and skills to implement such parenting interventions. The main task is to conduct a capacity assessment of frontline workers, assess their strengths and the gaps that need to be filled.

As a researcher or behavioural change expert who is performing the role of capacity assessment Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in evaluating the readiness of government frontline workers to implement our Parenting of Adolescents program. Your responsibilities will include:

Assessment Design: Develop and implement a comprehensive capacity assessment framework and appropriate tool to evaluate the readiness of government frontline workers.

Information-gathering: Conduct interviews, surveys, and focus group discussions with government frontline workers to assess their knowledge, skills, and readiness to deliver the program.

Analysis and Findings: Analyze the assessment data gathered to identify strengths, weaknesses, and training needs of government frontline workers.

Reporting: Prepare detailed reports and presentations summarizing assessment findings and recommendations for program implementation.

Capacity Building: Collaborate with the training team to develop tailored training programs and resources based on assessment results.

Quality Assurance: Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of capacity-building initiatives and provide ongoing support to government frontline workers.

Documentation: Maintain accurate records of assessment data, reports, and training materials.

Collaboration: Work closely with government agencies, program managers, and external partners to ensure alignment with program objectives.

Educational Qualifications:

Researcher for capacity assessment specialist position requires a Bachelor’s degree with adequate experience or Master’s degree in research, design, education, or any of the social-behavioral sciences (including psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, public health, among other related disciplines). A master’s degree will be preferred. Bachelors degree with at least 5 to 8 years of relevant experience.

Experience in conducting capacity assessment and in health behaviour change or strategic communication programs. Experience in working with government departments for other programs.

Strong knowledge of adolescent development, parenting techniques, and family dynamics.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to adapt and tailor interventions to diverse participant needs.

Proficiency in data collection and assessment techniques.

Research assistant position requires Bachelors degree with some training or prior experience in conducting research, analysing data and writing research reports.

What We Offer:

Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

Opportunities for professional development and training.

A supportive and collaborative work environment.

The chance to make a meaningful impact on adolescents and families.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, and examples of your previous work in curriculum design and content development. Please send sample of writing along with latest resume and cover letter to: Please write Capacity assessment specialist or Research assistant (capacity assessment) in the subject line of your email.

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Sadhana Education Society’s Kapila Khandvala College Of Education
  • About Organization:The project titled: “Operational support for Roll out of parenting of adolescents program” is being conducted as part of a Partnership Cooperation Agreement between Sadhana Education Society's Smt. Kapila Khandvala College of Education (SES-KKCE) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This partnership project aims to understand the last-mile barriers, perceptions, perspectives of multiple stakeholders on parenting of adolescents; capacity assessment and opportunities in form of existing skills and platforms across multiple flagship programs to roll out the adolescent parenting program. The project uses the human centred design approach to test prototypes and subsequently support any large scale roll-out of the program. The project is dedicated to empowering parents with the knowledge and skills they need to support the healthy development of adolescents.