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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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Short-term Lecturer in Machine Learning and Analytics
The Lecturer will initially coordinate with a Professor in Data Science and IFMR LEAD Senior Researchers to devise an 8-week training programming aiming at training entry-level researchers with a basic understanding of Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics. The aim is to devise a practical and applied training than can then enable researchers to apply these methods in the area of social science, health and economic research.
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Ecosystems Operations Associate- Catalyst
Catalyst is looking to hire Ecosystem Operations Associates who will be part of the implementation team in defined geographical ecosystems (small towns, cities or rural clusters) based on well-defined goals, objectives and targets. The Ecosystem Operations Associate will be responsible for execution/rolling out the pilot activities and processes, meeting timelines, field coordination of pilot tasks, close interaction/coordination with clients & service providers.
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Analyst, Ecosystem Operations – CATALYST
The Analyst of Digital Lab Operations will work on multiple projects and will be responsible for capturing outcomes and hypotheses measurement for the projects being implemented on the ground as part of urban digital payment lab in Jaipur. He/She will design and implement required instrumentation for the same and ensure to capture project insights in alignment with the project objectives. He/She will also assist in stakeholder requirement gathering; understanding the requirements, pain points and solution needs of relevant stakeholders associated with specific digital payment use cases like supply chain payments, income digitization and others. The Analyst will work closely with the project team and ensure timely delivery of the outcomes.
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Senior Consultant
IFMR LEAD is currently looking for a consultant based in India, or an International intern with relevant experience who will closely work with the senior management team to prepare a road map by assessing various organisation’s essential capabilities, assumptions, funding model, approach to governance, programs, ability to measure progress, and ability to build and sustain relationships that are critical components and must be thoroughly understood prior to expanding internationally (Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, among the priorities.)
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Operations Officer (EPOD/IFMR)
EPoD India at IFMR is currently recruiting an Operations Officer, to be based in Delhi, India. This position will report to the Senior Programme Manager and will assist in overseeing functioning of the office and part-time staff. The position offers a highly capable and motivated professional the opportunity to interact and work with world class researchers from Harvard, while supporting the programmatic function of the organization. This opportunity will enable the candidate to further enhance all round skills in the areas of administration, operations, management, finance, HR, events and communications.
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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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Policy Manager – Catalyst
The Policy Manager would play a pivotal role in driving the policy engine. This entails policy and regulatory diligence; government, public & knowledge sector partnerships; design & implementation of policy interventions & experiments; advocacy and policy influencing through events, communications and other engagement channels. The Public Policy Manager reports directly to the CEO, and works closely with an external Policy Advisor, who will provide periodic strategic inputs and oversight.
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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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Learning & Communications Associate Director – Catalyst: Inclusive Cashless Payment Partnership
The Associate Director of Learning & Communications will set and guide the strategy for all research, learning dissemination, communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate Catalyst’s mission. The Associate Director will ensure that Catalyst is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within a diverse network and constituent base consisting of private sector institutions, Governments and public sector organizations, donors…
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Associate Director of Innovation & Strategic Initiatives – Catalyst
The Associate Director of Innovation & Strategic Initiatives will play an important role in conceptualizing, evangelizing and making operational new product and service platforms that leverage Catalyst’s “digital payment lab” investments and advance its strategic goals. Initially, this will include (i) development of a new payments data platform to support different applications such as digital credit, regulatory & monitoring tools, and other business applications (e.g., customized marketing offers) that can help promote digital payments, and (ii) development of a fin-tech incubator focused specifically on the needs of the mass segments.
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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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HR & Admin Intern
The HR Department at IFMR LEAD is looking for dynamic, hardworking and enthusiastic Graduates / Post Graduates who have a background in HR or are interested in learning the skills of taking HR as their profession in the near future. This internship will help you explore all the dimensions of the HR generalist, Admin and basic IT support.
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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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Senior Associate, Policy and Communication, IFMR LEAD
IFMR LEAD is a research centre housed within The Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), one of India’s most prestigious business schools and academic institutions. Since its inception, IFMR’s mission has been focused on contributing to growth and development efforts in India with an emphasis on generating research evidences for better policy making processes.
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Internship for Catalyst
Catalyst recognizes that India’s financial inclusion journey is incumbent on the acceleration of digital payments amongst merchant and consumers, especially those who are typically excluded and underserved. Digital payments has direct and immediate benefits in reducing the explicit and implicit cost of cash which disproportionately affects the poor, but can also accelerate broader financial inclusion by reducing the cost of supplying financial services to the poor.
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Field Investigator Behavioral Economics Lab Chennai
Field Investigators primarily recruit study participants in the field and conduct surveys and experimental tasks (both in the office and in the field). A successful field investigator is highly motivated, conscientious, and detail oriented. All investigators are trained in relevant methodologies (e.g. electronic surveying methods) and those with interest and aptitude may also undertake additional training to specialize and undertake more advanced and complex experimental task administration.
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Research Associate – Harvard Madhya Pradesh Study
This assignment consists of working on a pilot study and then an RCT of the impact of monitoring and providing information to households in rural Madhya Pradesh about the levels of indoor pollution in their homes coming from burning fuels indoors for cooking. The project seeks to understand why households tend to use multiple types of cook stoves simultaneously instead of relying primarily on an efficient model they have already purchased.
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Research Manager – Harvard Madhya Pradesh Study
As Research Manager you will be responsible for supervision of the project, 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 – Harvard Jaipur Study
This assignment consists of working on a pilot study and then RCT of the impact of an information sharing platform on growth amongst small businesses in cooperation with a professor based at Harvard Business School. The project seeks to understand how small and medium sized enterprises communicate, scale, and network with one another.
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Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate, MSME & Entrepreneurship Study at IFMR
The team is currently on the lookout for a candidate for the MSME & Entrepreneurship study. The study aims to test a credit instrument that allows SMEs to bid for used vehicles and analyse the impact of such an instrument on development and formalisation of the ‘resale markets for assets’. Further information on the study can be found here.
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Career At IFMR
We are looking for faculty who can spearhead collaborative research with these centers, and also teach relevant courses based on their area of expertise at the School of Social Sciences. We invite applications in Economics, Public Policy and Development at the assistant/associate professor level. Exceptionally well-qualified applicants at higher levels may also be considered.
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Field Investigator Behavioral Economics Lab Chennai
Field Investigators primarily recruit study participants in the field and conduct surveys and experimental tasks (both in the office and in the field). A successful field investigator is highly motivated, conscientious, and detail oriented. All investigators are trained in relevant methodologies (e.g. electronic surveying methods) and those with interest and aptitude may also undertake additional training to specialize and undertake more advanced and complex experimental task administration.
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Research Associate, EPoD India at IFMR
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 RCTs, 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 EPoD India at IFMR
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Female surveyors needed for opportunity with Harvard University and IFMR in Chennai
Responsibilities will include 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.
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Senior Manager, Financial Inclusion-IFMR LEAD
IFMR LEAD is currently looking to recruit for the position of Senior Manager who will serve as the sector expert in the space of one of the focus areas of IFMR LEAD, that of, Financial Inclusion. The Senior Manager will work in close collaboration with the Associate Director of financial inclusion group and present avenues for new research ideas in this space. The position also requires the candidate to have a strong research background so as to be able to steer sector related research studies and contribute to addressing policy relevant questions raised in this field.
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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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