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DLRPrerna and Broadleaf Health and Education Alliance are looking for a top performer to join our Darjeeling based team bringing innovative health and education programs to the rural Darjeeling Himalayas.

Job Title: Research Assistant – TeaLeaF (Teacher Leading Frontline)
Location: Darjeeling, West Bengal India
Organisation: DLR Prerna Broadleaf

Job Description
Program Summary
DLR Prerna Broadleaf partner with children and families in the Eastern Himalaya to develop innovative school-based health programs that improve educational outcomes and maximize well-being. We believe that a holistic, community-based approach to improving health can unlock human potential and create opportunities for every child to thrive.

As a member of our team you will contribute in TeaLeaF (Teacher Leading Frontline):

TeaLeaf expands access to mental health care for children which is a crucial global health challenge including in the Darjeeling Himalaya. According to WHO ten to twenty percent of all children suffer from a mental health challenge. These conditions adversely impact children’s emotional wellbeing throughout life. Innovative care models are urgently needed to support these children.

In TeaLeaf, we are conducting a participatory research study to assess the effectiveness of training classroom teachers to deliver evidence-based psychological care in 60 low cost private school in rural Darjeeling. In the year 2022 to 2025 we propose to scale-up alternative and combined models of education and mental health care that leverage existing human resources to improve the lives of children with mental health struggles.

DLR Prerna and Broadleaf Health and Education Alliance implements the programs in Darjeeling in collaboration with University of Colorado Center for Global Health and University of North Carolina.

What we are looking for?
We are seeking a talented and skilled professional to join our dynamic team. We envision this as a long-term relationship and are particularly interested in early-career professionals with the desire to learn and grow with us. This position is open specifically to a grounded researcher who will be part of the team but with a specific task of critically documenting and analyzing the outcomes of the intervention.

We are especially interested in candidates who will use this position to take leadership of future research programs in the Darjeeling Himalayas.


  • BA or equivalent is required. Advanced degree in Research, Public Health or other Health related fields, Medical Anthropology or other related Social Science Displine, Social Work, or other relevant field is preferred.
  • Prior experience or training in research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative and publishing)
  • Demonstrated maturity and judgment
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative. Must be a quick learner, able to multi-task, and self-manage
  • Desire to grow and develop as a professional
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be fluent in written and spoken English. Fluency in spoken and written Nepali highly valued

General Position Summary

The Research Assistant coordinates all research activities in our partner schools and communities.

You will directly participate in collection of qualitative data, administration of quantitative data measures, data entry, informed consenting, administering data instruments and coordinating translation/transcription

Reports Directly to
Principal Investigator - DLRPrerna -Broadleaf
Project Director-DLRPrerna-Broadleaf
Research Associate-DLRPrerna -Broadleaf
Research Administrator- DLRPrerna -Broadleaf

Works Directly with:
Partner Communities (school administration, teachers, staff, parents and caregivers, and students)

Proposed salary:

Rs 16,000 to Rs 20,000 pm gross salary. Final figure to be decided by DLRPrerna. 

How to apply:
Please send us your resume along with a statement about why you are excited to join our team and why you are the right fit. Kindly email this to dlrpbroadleaf@gmail.com

No other forms of application will be entertained.

If we are interested, your submission will be responded to within 14 days. Please note that due to a large volume of application, your application may not be responded to.

DLR Prerna reserves the right to all decisions.