Research Assistant (Turkish Speaking)
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) works to support the ongoing peace and confidence building process by promoting initiatives that encourage dialogue and cooperation between the communities of Cyprus.
With funding from the EU and implementation by UNDP the “Support Facility to the Technical Committees" provides financial, conceptual, and operational support in the preparation and realization of small, ad-hoc activities as well as more substantive projects and interventions.
The Technical Committee on Crime and Criminal Matters, in collaboration with the Technical Committee on Education is now implementing an Action, “Prevalence, Correlates and prevention of conventional bullying in schools and cyberbullying”. Implementation of this Action will include the following activities:
Collection and Analysis of Data: Random sampling of primary and secondary pupils in both communities will be conducted with sample of at least 1,000 pupils within each community. The data will be utilized to:
- Calculate the prevalence of bullying, victimization, cyberbullying and cyber victimization among Turkish- Cypriot and Greek-Cypriot primary and secondary school pupils.
- Identify both the major risk and protective factors of bullying, victimization, cyberbullying, cyber victimization, as well as collect systematic data on stereotypes, prejudice, trust, school climate, in-group norms, and intergroup contact.
- Map out the extent and nature of the phenomenon and, also, provide knowledge to be utilized in the training of teachers
Teachers’ Training Workshops: Two teacher’s training workshops will be conducted for Greek-Cypriot and Turkish- Cypriot teachers.
A half- day conference for dissemination of results: A conference will be organized to disseminate results and key findings of the study and project outcomes.
Within this context, UNDP is seeking two Research Coordinators (1 Greek Speaking and 1 Turkish Speaking) and two Research Assistants (1 Greek Speaking and 1 Turkish Speaking) (to work jointly on a part time basis for the coordination, promotion, administration, analysis, and reporting of the questionnaires.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Programme and Communications Analyst and with substantive inputs from Technical Committee on Crime and Criminal Matters, and Technical Committee on Education, the Consultant will be responsible for working closely with the technical team (Research Coordinators and Research Assistants) to undertake the followings:
Deliverables / Outputs and Target Completion Dates
Target Completion Date
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September 30, 2021
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November 1, 2021
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January 31, 2022
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February 28, 2022
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March 25, 2022
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March 25, 2022
- Shows pride in work and in achievements.
- Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
- Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
- Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
- Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
- Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
- Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
- Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.
- Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Planning & Organizing
- Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required.
- Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
- Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
- Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
- Uses time efficiently.
Required Skills and Experience
- B.A. Degree in Psychology or in another relevant Social Science is required
- Master’s Degree in Psychology, School Psychology or in another relevant Social Science will be considered an advantage
- Knowledge of SPSS is required. Previous experience demonstrating completion of minimum five assignments / projects with SPSS analysis is required.
- Previous experience demonstrating completion of minimum three assignments / projects in the fields of questionnaire administration, data coding, analysis and write-up will be considered an advantage
- Previous experience in bi-communal projects will be considered an advantage
- Fluency in English and Turkish is required
- Valid driving license
- Ability and willingness to travel island wide
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
CV or Personal History (P11): Applicants are required to submit CV or a P11 Form. The UNDP P11 Form can be downloaded from:
References; Contact details of 3 references
Financial Proposal: Applicants are requested to submit a financial proposal in EURO for the outputs listed below:
The financial proposal shall cover all expenditures including fees, health insurance, vaccination, international (all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel) or local travel (place of residence to office and office to place of residence), travel to and from the survey locations, cost of living and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services. Leave benefits (annual, sick, paternity, maternity) are not applicable to Individual Contractors and absent days including weekends and office holidays are not payable.
Logistics of the Assignment:
The Consultant shall arrange her/his own local travel. The consultant will need to work remotely, and will be required to provide his/her own laptop, mobile phone and other relevant equipment for working purposes.
Evaluation / Selection Process
All applicants will be screened against qualifications set above. Candidates fully meeting the requirements will be further evaluated based on the criteria below.
Technical Criteria (CV review and interviews/desk review) – 70% of total evaluation– max. 70 points
CV review: 20 points:
Educational qualification as defined in the ToR (10 points)
Experience as defined in the ToR (10 points)
Only candidates who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV review (who will score at least 14 points) will be eligible to be invited for an interview/desk review.
Interview/Desk review: 50 points
Master’s degree (8 points)
Knowledge of SPSS (20 points)
Previous experience with questionnaire surveys and data coding, analysis and write-up (16 points)
Previous experience in bi-communal projects (6 points)
Only those individual consultants who obtained at least 70% of points from the CV review and Interview/desk review (49 out of 70) will be considered for financial proposal evaluation.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points.
Financial scores will be calculated using the formula [lowest offer / financial offer of the candidate x 30].
UNDP applies the “Best value for money approach” – the final selection will be based on the combination of the applicants’ qualification and financial proposal.
Payments shall be made in six installments upon the submission of the certification of payment form and the completion and approval of the outputs by UNDP.