Job Opportunity for Data Science and Analytics Specialist at Circle In in New Delhi

Website Circle In


Data Science and Analytics Specialist

About Circle In

Circle In aims to drastically improve women’s economic empowerment in India. Women’s empowerment is both a moral imperative and a prerequisite for India’s social and economic progress. However, in 2021, India dropped 28 places in the Global Gender Gap Index, and now ranks 140 out of 156. The barriers to women’s economic empowerment, such as limited economic opportunities, lack of agency and decision-making power, and fundamental infrastructure (e.g. safety, mobility) are complex and interlinked, and require a holistic approach to the problem.

To accelerate women’s economic empowerment in India, Circle In will initially focus on three key areas:

Employment: doubling the female labor force participation rate and increasing female-owned enterprises from 20% to 30% in the next 15 years

Safety: Women are, and feel safe at home and at work

Agency: Increasing women’s decision-making power at home and at work

Circle In aims to be the leading organisation working on women’s economic empowerment in the country. This will require taking a foundation approach and utilising a variety of levers, such as building political salience, engaging with the private sector, innovating and shaping markets, providing seed funding and shaping supply, and building the ecosystem in this area. Circle In is being incubated by The Convergence Foundation, an organisation set up by Ashish Dhawan to identify critical voids in the social sector and build strong, long-lasting organisations to solve complex problems. We are supported by champions and advisors, including Megha Chawla (Partner, Bain & Company), Sri Rajan (former Chairman, Bain & Company), Ashwini Deshpande (Founding Director of Centre for Economic Data and Analysis at Ashoka University), and Shaveta Sharma-Kukreja (co-Managing Director at Central Square Foundation).

Position Summary

We are looking to hire an exceptional Data Science and Analytics Specialist to join the team in 7an exciting time of organisational growth and development. The Data and Insights team will be involved in primary as well as secondary data generation and analytics, in order to generate insights into the current state of employment and entrepreneurship, and generate fresh insights and hypotheses on gender gaps and progress. The team’s work will be integral and external facing.

The Data Science and Analytics Specialist should be experienced in using extensive research methodologies to perform detailed research, and to be able to conduct independent research to collect evidence on ‘what works’. S/he should have strong qualitative and quantitative research skills and techniques, and be able to communicate research findings and outputs effectively to a range of audiences.

This is a high-energy, entrepreneurial role and a great opportunity for those who enjoy working in a start-up environment and care deeply about women empowerment and the impact sector.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with senior team members to assist in the broader research plan and goals of Circle In
  • Contribute to determining the areas of research and research objectives for the short-term research projects
  • Identify, leverage, access/ acquire/ collect and analyse relevant data through datasets to support Circle In’s initiatives, understand the barriers to women in the workforce and optimize the design of interventions
  • Preparing and maintaining data for analysis, and analysing patterns from data to draw inferences and conclusions
  • Design and develop survey design, questionnaires, polls, etc. that meet the research requirements
  • Test research methodologies to confirm the intended purpose of the research
  • Undertake primary and secondary research, including fieldwork, interviews, and experiments, with respect to ongoing projects
  • Actively contribute to developing research opportunities
  • Take on diverse operational tasks to ensure organisational success

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

  • Undergraduate and master’s degrees from top tier institutions in Statistics, Economics, Public Policy, Computer Science, or a related field
  • 8+ years of work experience in a challenging/ high growth environment
  • Knowledge and experience of working with large labour datasets, and scraping, mapping, and analysing it
  • Excellent problem-solving and strategic thinking skills, strong research aptitude ability to analyse complex quantitative and qualitative data and formulate solutions
  • Knowledge of STATA, R Programming, Python or any other data analysis software
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and stakeholder-facing skills including solid presentation and facilitation skills
  • High level of flexibility and responsiveness with the ability to shift priorities quickly and as organizational demands require


Remuneration will be competitive with Indian philanthropy pay scales and will depend upon the candidate’s experience.


New Delhi, India

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