A Research Assistant is needed in New Delhi to work from home

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Research Assistant, New Delhi, Remote
Organization: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
Country: India
City: New Delhi
Office: 3ie New Delhi
Vacancy Name

Research Assistant

Employment Type

Full Time


Delhi Office (DO)

Job Description

Research Assistant, Evaluation Office

New Delhi or remote within India

Job Description

Research Assistant, Evaluation Office New Delhi or remote within India

1. Background

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) promotes evidence-informed equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. We support the generation and effective use of high- quality evidence to inform decision-making and improve the lives of people living in poverty in low- and middle-income countries. We provide guidance and support to produce, synthesize and quality assure evidence of what works, for whom, how, why and at what cost. 3ie is registered as a non-governmental organization in the United States. We then work to have high-quality evidence used in development decision-making. We have offices in New Delhi, London and Washington, DC. 3ie is partnering with the International Security and Development Center in Berlin on the PeaceFIELD initiative focused on the activities of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund. The program includes three pillars: 1) conducting three impact evaluations of Peacebuilding Fund programming in conflict-affected areas, 2) building evaluation capacity among Peacebuilding Fund partners, and 3) engaging key peacebuilding stakeholders on the value of evidence-informed decision-making.

2. Summary To support work on this program and others, 3ie is inviting applications from qualified professionals to join the team as a research assistant with the Evaluation Office in New Delhi. Remote work arrangements within India may be possible for highly qualified candidates. This position will require flexible working hours, often including required meetings in the late evenings due to collaboration across time zones. Travel to field sites, including those in conflict-affected areas, may also be required.

The Evaluation Office supports impact evaluations to increase the availability of high-quality evidence on the impact of development assistance. Four key areas of work include increasing evidence on what works, why and at what cost in development programmes, especially those using innovative approaches; generating lessons learned through syntheses of high quality evidence on programme effectiveness in a particular development sector; building capacity of programme implementers and donors to use evidence; and, ensuring that evidence is available to policy makers in policy-friendly formats.

3. Key responsibilities

As a member of the team, the research assistant will undertake the following tasks: Support research, capacity-building, and engagement activities in targeted Peacebuilding Fund countries, working with a diverse research team on multiple continents
 Conduct geospatial data analyses utilizing remotely-sensed satellite data

 Support the principal investigators in design of evaluations
 Support the creation of training and engagement materials for diverse audiences
 Support the drafting of survey instruments
 Help oversee data collection by partner organizations
 Clean and analyse quantitative and qualitative data and conduct data quality and consistency checks
 Conduct statistical analyses and robustness checks
 Contribute to drafting research reports, presentations, and briefs
 Liaise with project partners, including multiple U.N. agencies, to ensure regular communication with all stakeholders 
 Organise capacity building, training and dissemination workshops, as needed
The research assistant will report to a senior evaluation specialist who will provide regular guidance and mentoring. Subject to the approval of supervisors the position includes professional development opportunities, such as attending relevant courses, participating in research with leading impact evaluation experts and/or publishing 3ie’s in-house publication series or external publications.4. Qualifications and skills

4.1 Qualifications A Master’s degree in Economics or a related social science field is preferred. Highly qualified applicants with Bachelor’s degrees may be considered. Work experience in the development sector is required.
4.2 Skills Strong applied knowledge of statistics and econometrics, including training in causal inference
 Strong data analysis and statistical programming skills using STATA and/or R
 Experience working with geospatial (GIS) data, especially satellite data, is desirable
 Experience working in conflict-affect areas or similar challenging environments is desirable

 Knowledge of peacebuilding programming is desirable
 Excellent writing skills in English
 Previous experience in organising trainings, workshops and conferences is desirable
 Ability to work in diverse, multi-stakeholder settings across multiple time-zones
 Demonstrated ability to deliver under pressure with strict deadlines
5. Eligibility

3ie will recruit one or more individuals with the right to work in India. 3ie is an equal-opportunity employer committed to equality and diversity. We do not discriminate based on sex, age, religion, ethnicity, caste, sexual orientation or for being differently abled. We particularly encourage ethnic minorities and differently abled persons to apply.6. Terms of employment

Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications within the applicable salary scale of 3ie. Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults from abuse. We follow a zero-tolerance policy for any form of bullying or harassment in the workplace.7. How to apply

The application package must include the following documents*: A one-page cover letter highlighting experience most relevant to the job description and contact information for three professional references.
 Curriculum vitae (not exceeding two pages, preferably)
The applications deadline is 25 th April 2024. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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