Job Opportunity For Research Associate- Boosting Immunization Demand- J-PAL South Asia At J-Pal in Patna ,Bihar

Website J-Pal

Key Responsibilities :

Research Associates work closely with academic researchers and other field staff to perform a variety tasks including, but not limited to: 

  • Designing survey questionnaires, conducting qualitative research, running pilot exercises, refining study design and survey instruments
  • Managing teams: Recruit, train, and supervise both field-based and data operations teams consisting of project assistants, field managers, field-based surveyors, data entry operators and other field and office staff 
  • Supervising data collection and data entry to ensure good data quality during both these phases 
  • Co-ordinating with the Administrative and Finance team on a variety of tasks related to field staff contracting and payments
  • Overseeing the implementation of the evaluation in accordance to the research design in association with our partner organization 
  • Ensuring that the project complies with IRB and JPAL data collection and security protocols with the help of the Research Manager 
  • Maintaining relationship with partner organizations at both headquarters and field levels Assisting with data cleaning and preliminary data analysis 
  • Assisting in preparation of documents and presentations for donor reporting as well as dissemination activities 
  • Reporting to PIs on all of the above mentioned activities 
  • Any other task as assigned by the Research Manager, AD Research or ED 
    Desired Qualifications :
  • A Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, education or related fields 
  • Experience living in a developing country is a strong plus 
  • Previous experience in development research preferred 
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills 
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English 
  • Some conversational-level skills in regional languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Kannada etc. 
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations 
  • Knowledge of Stata (strongly preferred) or other data analysis software is preferred 
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials/clinical trials/quasi-experiments preferred 
  • Ability to deal with unstructured and changing environments 
  • Ability to work independently and in rural field locations 
    Note on Work Authorizations:
  • Candidates must have work authorization to work in India.
    How to Apply:
    If you are interested in this position, please click on the apply button on the JD here; the first-time users will be asked to sign up and upload the CV, cover letter, and academic transcripts (optional).

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