Tanvir Shatil

Tanvir Shatil is a Staff Researcher at RED. After completing his MSS from Jahangirnagar University he has professionally started research career as an assistant to the Realizing Rights (RPC) project of James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University in 2009. He also worked with the SOS Children’s Village in the child oriented programme in 2011 and then moved to the Research and Evaluation Division in 2013. He has ability to conduct qualitative research independently. He also has strong background in social science research design, qualitative sampling strategy, instrument development, training of interviewers, qualitative analysis and interpretation of data, scientific report writing. 

His special interests include agriculture and peasant society, child rights issues, gender issues, good governance, power relation in rural society, cultural transformation of rural Bangladesh, political culture and political economics of Bangladesh. His research interest includes: Qualitative study, Phenomenological or Life History Approach, Ethnographic Approach, Grounded Theory Approach.


Personal data

Name : Tanvir Shatil

Address : Ja-108, Moddha Badda, Dhaka 1212

E-mail address : tanvir.shatil[at]brac.net

Age : 30

Nationality : Bangladeshi

Gender : Male

Marital Status : Married




M.S.S in Anthropology (2008, held in 2010), University of Jahangirnagar, Bangladesh

B.S.S (Hons.) in Anthropology (2007, held in 2009), University of Jahangirnagar, Bangladesh

H.S.C in Science (2003), Govt. Ashek Mahmud College, board-Dhaka, Bangladesh

S.S.C in Science (1999), Nakla pilot Secondary School, boar-Dhaka, Bangladesh


Work experiences

Date : Mar. 2013- present

Position : Staff Researcher

Employer : BRAC

Type of business : Non-profit organization/NGO

Area of work : Research and evaluation in education

Major responsibilities :

  • Proposal writing
  • Research design
  • Questionnaire and check list develop (both Qualitative and Quantitative)
  • Conduct research at the field
  • Provide Training to the Research Assistants
  • Field visit
  • Data Analysis
  • Report writing
  • Prepare FD-6 for NGO Bureau in case of foreign project
  • Produce Journal/News paper article
  • Other administrative tasks regarding the respective study


Date : Jul. 2011- Feb. 2013

Position : Assistant programme Officer

Employer : SOS Children’s Village International in Bangladesh.

Type of business : Non-profit organization/NGO

Area of work : child oriented Programme implementation

Major responsibilities :

  • Work to ensure child rights and psychosocial development of vulnerable targeted children.
  • Make Individual Family Development Plans (IFDP) for the development of vulnerable families.
  • Prepare working plan and budget,
  • Provide training to the caregivers and the community people on child right and protection.
  • Provide training to the field volunteers on data collection and Family Development Plan (FDP),
  • Provide training to the children on child rights, psychosocial and life skill development.
  • Regular field visit and meeting with caregivers and local people,
  • Monitor adult literacy center under the Family Strengthening Programme (FSP).
  • Develop a contextual mechanism for school feeding under FSPfor the targeted children.
  • Communicate with other stakeholders, Government and local government bodies and other NGOs.
  • Arrange various kinds of events for children on special occasion,
  • Organize various kinds of administrative tasks regarding the programme(FSP).


Date : Sept. 2010- Jan. 2011

Position : Research Assistant

Employer : Jems P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh.

Type of business : Non-profit organization/NGO

Area of work : Research

Major responsibilities :

  • In-depth interview for developing questionnaire
  • Transcript and build up final questionnaire
  • Data collection (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Data Analysis
  • Contribution in report writing



List of publications


Book/book chapters/ journal articles

  1. Creative piece of writing (bRyÕi fv½v RxebAvqbv) on the basis of field experience and research findings of the study titled “Street connected children and politics of violence” has been published in an online news paper (Unmochon). http://www.unmochon.com/2014/07/27/55854.html#.U_wYv8WSyT4
  2. A creative writing on social issue titled (gvbylebvg) has been published in an online news paper (Unmochon).http://www.unmochon.com/2012/10/06/28318.html#.U_weC8WSyT4


RED Research reports

  1. Shatil.T&Hossain.S (2014) BRAC health centres (CLINIC): Current Scenario and Future Prospects, (Sept.2014) BRAC RED website.