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Data Analyst, IFMR LEAD
IFMR LEAD currently seeks a qualified data analyst to provide support on data analytics initiatives of the “Worker Sorting, Work Discipline and Development” project. The candidate will work from Chennai, with close supervision from the Professors at MIT, to perform data cleaning and analysis, manage databases, and produce graphics and software applications.
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Communication and Knowledge Manager – Catalyst
The Communication and Knowledge Manager would play a critical role in sourcing/creating content and keeping communication channels — social media, website, newsletters, knowledge products and events — dynamic and active to consistently articulate Catalyst’s mission. S/he will evolve the mandate of communication space with new ideas and practices while delivering milestones and commitments in the implementation plan. S/he will report to Associate Director Learning & Communication.
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Research Assistant positions open with Harvard University and The Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in Chennai, India
Prof. Frank Schilbach (MIT), Prof. Heather Schofield (University of Pennsylvania) and Prof. Gautam Rao (Harvard University) are hiring Research Assistants for the Behavioral Economics Lab in Chennai (affiliated with IFMR). The studies conducted by the lab are primarily Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) at the intersection of behavioral and development economics. The studies cover a range of topics such as the impact of improved nutrition on productivity
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Research Associate – Saving Brains Study
The aim of the project is to evaluate the effect of the addition of two new components to the existing outreach of ICTC services in the physical and mental growth and health of children between the age group of zero to three-years.
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RESEARCH MANAGER – Public Health & Evaluation Studies
As Research Manager for all the projects assigned you will be responsible for supervision of the projects, technical support for the field research team, informing the PIs of issues critical to the success of the project, contributing inputs to research design-related decisions, and financial management, budgeting, procurement, reporting and contract/grant-related aspects of the assigned research portfolio.
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Research Associate, Education Study
Prof. Supreet Kaur (Berkeley), Prof. Heather Schofield (University of Pennsylvania), and Christina Brown (Berekeley) are hiring a Research Associates to oversee a randomized controlled trial studying the development of attention in children. The position offers an excellent opportunity to gather hands-on experience in research and management. Applicants should have not only a strong academic background, but also be comfortable working in schools and among children.
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Research Manager – IFMR LEAD
Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) – LEAD seeks a Research Manager for an upcoming study in Madhya Pradesh on incentivizing the use of green products in cooperation with researchers at Harvard, Princeton, and MIT.
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Communication Manager – IFMRLEAD
The Communications Manager will be responsible for conceptualising, planning and implementing the organisation’s internal and external communications strategy. Responsible for all branding related activities for the organisation which include maintenance of website, e-newsletter, social media and communication collaterals
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Grant Manager
The Grants Manager Position is responsible for all compliance, analysis and procedural aspects of grant making and grants monitoring at IFMR LEAD and ensures that all of practices adhere to both internal policies and procedures and other legal requirements. The Grants Manager contributes to IFMR LEAD’s accountability, transparency and impact assessment through his/her implementation of the highest standard of practice at every step of the grants management process.
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Research Associate – Delhi, EPoD India at IFMR LEAD
The Research Associate will play an active role in leading and managing all field activities of the project, as well as provide data-analytic and field support from Delhi, with regular travel to other parts of the country. The position will entail close collaboration and assistance with the design and analysis of projects and implementation. The position requires a self-starting candidate who can conduct scoping activities with local partners, manage field activities and coordinate field staff for the execution of surveys and RCTs, and support with high quality cleaning and rigorous analysis of both primary and secondary data.
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Research Associate – Gwalior, EPoD – JPAL SA
The Research Associate will play an active role in leading and managing all field activities of the project, as well as provide data-analytic and field support from Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), with occasional travel to other parts of the country. The position will entail close collaboration and assistance with the design and analysis of projects and implementation. The position requires a self-starting candidate who can conduct scoping activities with local partners, manage field activities and coordinate field staff for the execution of surveys and RCTs, and support with high quality cleaning and rigorous analysis of both primary and secondary data.
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Research Associate – Thanjavur, EPoD India at IFMR LEAD
The Research Associate will play an active role in leading and managing all field activities of the project, as well as provide data-analytic and field support from Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), with occasional travel to other parts of the country. The position will entail close collaboration and assistance with the design and analysis of projects and implementation. The position requires a self-starting candidate who can conduct scoping activities with local partners, manage field activities and coordinate field staff for the execution of surveys and RCTs, and support with high quality cleaning and rigorous analysis of both primary and secondary data.
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Research Associate – Environmental clearances project
The position requires a self-starting candidate who can conduct in-depth interviews and scoping activities with partner organizations, manage field activities and coordinate field staff for the execution of surveys and data collection, and support with high quality cleaning and rigorous analysis of both primary and secondary data. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to join a team of leading economists and public policy experts from Harvard University, and Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at IFMR LEAD to work on cutting-edge development research and gain first-hand experience working with policy partners,
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Policy Advisor, Catalyst – Consultant
The Manager of Partnerships and Implementation will be responsible for planning, and execution of multiple projects according to the approved work plan ensuring that project outcomes are delivered on time. S/he will manage resources and coordinate the efforts of team members and external clients/stakeholders in order to achieve the project objectives. S/he will develop the solution design as per the project needs and engage with private sector partners and solution providers to rollout the solution on the ground as part of the digital payment lab in Jaipur in coordination with the Catalyst operations team.
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Female Nurse needed for opportunity with Harvard University and IFMR in Chennai
Responsibilities will include administering pill (IRB approved) for participant, coordinate with project consultant in case of emergency, doing first aids for participants and doing medical screening survey, field work and recruiting participants for our studies, surveying – inside and outside the office – conducting experimental tasks and entering data. Applicants should be highly motivated, good problem solvers and, preferably, have research experience working with low-income populations. Speaking Tamil is required, speaking English is preferred but not required. Our preference is for applicants that can start from May 15, 2017.
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Project Assistant – India Merchant Study
As part of this initiative the team at IFMR LEAD is conducting a research project to understand the experiences and mind sets of the targeted population using the ethno-methodological approach. The insights gained from this project will serve as an input into the design of kind of initiatives/models that will catalyse the use of digital payment systems.The Program Associate (PA) will provide support to advance Catalyst’s aim of promoting digital payment systems in Jaipur, Rajasthan
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Research and Training Associate, EPoD India at IFMR
EPoD India at IFMR is currently recruiting a Research and Training Associate based in New Delhi, India. The position offers the candidate a unique opportunity to collaborate with a variety of institutions in the country to support the planning, development, and deployment of training for civil servants to more effectively use data and research evidence in their daily decision making. The candidate will also work with EPoD senior staff to support the development and implementation of a strategy to increase sustainability of EPoD’s training activities in India.
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Systems Manager
IFMR LEAD is currently looking for an experienced Systems Manager who will spearhead the salesforce administration and will also oversee the data digitization, security and management at LEAD. IFMR LEAD is an independent, non-profit research organization that conducts evidence-based research on development and financial issues in India using statistically rigorous methods and tools. IFMR LEAD actively disseminates its research findings for better policy outreach.
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Manager – Operations
Serving as a member of the Management Team, Operations Manager develops and implements strategic plans, policies and practices to increase efficiency and effectiveness of overall Operations. Specific duties include providing leadership in effective data collection and data management for all existing research projects, managing the overall office administration and the IT systems associated for the operations. This Position will be based at Chennai.
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Associate/ Senior Associate– Training and Partnership Development
IFMR LEAD is seeking an Associate/ Senior Associate– Training and Partnership Development. S/he will work closely with the senior management, academia and development practitioners to perform a variety tasks to pursue the capacity building and strategic expansion agenda of the institution.
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Proposal Writer – IFMR LEAD / Catalyst
This India-based fundraising associate will require to identify fundraising opportunities for the organization and create written proposals and other materials that would convince the recipient to donate money or fund a project or activity. The candidate must be able to write in a detailed, factual and convincing manner. The candidate must create a proposal according to guidelines and bases it on factual information that provides the reader with necessary details to make a decision about future financial contributions or business commitments. S/he will work out of the office and will report to the relevant vertical heads. Travel may be required to conduct research and to meet with involved parties.
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Research Manager, Financial Inclusion- IFMR Lead
IFMR LEAD is currently recruiting a Research Manager who will manage a portfolio of large scale randomized control trials along with other projects on one of the core themes of IFMR Lead- Financial Inclusion. On top of this, the Research Manager will work together with research and management staff at IFMR LEAD as well as local partners and policy makers.
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Research Manager- IFMR LEAD
S/he initiates and supervises multiple projects relating to access to financial services for MSMEs& Entrepreneurship, which involves designing research projects, preparing research proposals, identifying sources of funding, and designing program interventions for partner organizations. As part of this responsibility, the Research Manger may lead a dynamic team of Research Associates working on these projects.
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