Senior Researcher


Vacancy for a senior researcher at Development and Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN)

Established in 2005 as an independent research organization, DEPOCEN has gained its reputation among the development and research community in Vietnam for its high quality work in a wide range of research topics and development areas. Our core business includes three main components: research, consultancy and survey implementation, and training ( DEPOCEN has conducted numerous research and consultancy projects on a wide range of issues, including macroeconomic policies, public finance, public policy, corporate innovation and competitiveness, econometric modeling and forecasting, trade liberalization, public service, to state-of- the-art impact evaluation of intervention programs in poverty reduction, household welfare, rural and agricultural development, electrification, technology and innovation, education, public health, water supply and sanitation, public health and HIV/AIDS prevention, gender equality and survey methods. DEPOCEN is currently seeking applicants for the Senior Researcher to join our team.

Location: Hanoi

Type: Full-time

Job description:

  • To develop proposals for assigned research and consultancy projects;
  • To build the expert network to join DEPOCEN team in research and consultancy projects;
  • To develop detailed methodology, work plan, study tools, budget for the assigned research and consultancy project as per DEPOCEN’s regulations and procedures;
  • To assign tasks to, supervise the junior researchers and research assistants, and monitor the project progress;
  • To conduct fieldwork as part of the consultancy if necessary;
  • To analyze data, and write the reports and publications;
  • To liaise with project stakeholders, including clients, local partners and collaborators (external consultants, interns and enumerators)
  • Other tasks if necessary


  • PhD in Economics and/or other related fields. Candidates holding a Master Degree with outstanding academic records are encouraged to apply (foreign master degrees are preferred)
  • At least 5 years of experience in conducting the research and consultancy projects
  • Critical thinking, and excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Excellent command in English
  • Strong capability to work both independently and in team.
  • Willingness to travel to several provinces in Vietnam for fieldwork


Interested candidates are invited to send the applications (including a cover letter and a CV) to DEPOCEN via the email address: [email protected] and [email protected]

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Deadline of application submission: 31 March, 2017

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Fri, 2017-03-31