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Consultant: Infosys Foundation Assessments
The Research Associate engages with the various stakeholders, conducts evaluation/costing /qualitative research on specific projects funded by the Infosys Foundation as indicated by the manager and prepares reports to be submitted to the Foundation
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Strategy and Product Architect
To achieve these ambitious goal we are committed to helping visionary entrepreneurs build new products, processes and interfaces that address the unique needs of the hundreds of millions of people that are currently underserved. Fintech innovation to date has almost exclusively focused on the top 100-200 million consumers who are urban, affluent, English speaking and internet-connected.
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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE-VISTAAR
IFMR LEAD seeks a Research Associate for its project on Impact Evaluation of Access to Finance through Rural Banking Channels in Tamil Nadu, India. The research project is being conducted in collaboration with Prof. Rohini Pande from Harvard University and Erica Field from Duke University.
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Systems & Network Assistant
The IT Department at IFMR LEAD is looking for a young and dynamic Systems and Network Assistant, the IT Department at IFMR LEAD plays a vital role in the support system. In today’s new age world technology is the key process to help companies grow and this department supports the same and has had a consistent record of providing excellent in house support to any and every IT needs of the company.
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Graphic Design Services: 12 Year Anniversary Report for IFMR LEAD
IFMR LEAD is soliciting proposals for graphic design services for a special report (herein referred to as 12-Year Report) that is a compilation of 12 years of its work in the development sector. The report is meant to be a primary document for communicating our research, policy and capacity building work to key stakeholders, such as donors and partners.
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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE-IFMR LEAD
Together with our partner organization KGFS (Kshetriya Grameen Financial Services), a rural financial services provider in Tamil Nadu, this study aims to achieve an in-depth understanding of the impact of using rural bank branches to provide comprehensive financial services. The results of such a study will help shape the development of financial instruments targeted at the poor and, in addition, will inform policy on financial inclusion both in India and globally. Previous studies of microfinance, which focused on microcredit, have not found large effects on poverty alleviation.
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Grant Intern
The Grant Department at IFMR LEAD is looking for dynamic, hardworking and enthusiastic Post Graduates who have a background in Finance / Grant Management or are interested in learning the skills of taking Grant Management as their profession in the near future. This internship will help you explore all the dimensions of Grant Management.
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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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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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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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