Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab J PAL
Research Associate
Research Analysts, Research Associate, Research Assistant
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About the Organization:

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of 181 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL conducts randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty.

Roles and 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

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

  • At minimum, conversation-level skills in Hindi; fluency is a strong plus

  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player

How to apply

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