Research Manager

New Delhi
Posted 1 week ago

Employer: IWWAGE – LEAD at Krea University
Duration of Position: Full-time position
Location: New Delhi
Reporting To: Principal Economist
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE) aims to build on existing research and generate new evidence to inform and facilitate the agenda of women’s economic empowerment. IWWAGE is an initiative of LEAD, an action-oriented research centre of IFMR Society (a not-for-profit society registered under the Societies Act). LEAD has strategic oversight and brand support from Krea University (sponsored by IFMR Society) to enable synergies between academia and the research centre. IWWAGE is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information, visit

About the Position:

We are actively seeking a qualified, self-driven and thorough researcher, preferably trained in either Economics, Development Studies, Gender Studies, or other Social Sciences, for carrying forward the research agenda of IWWAGE. The candidate is expected to have a clear understanding of the current issues around women’s work and labour markets and should be experienced in using extensive research methodologies to perform detailed research. He/she is expected to be able to analyse large and complex secondary data sets as well as be able to conduct small-scale studies to collect evidence on ‘what works’, and analyse the evidence using quantitative research techniques.

He/she is expected to communicate research in the form of external and internal publications. The researcher is also expected to have excellent communication, team management and critical thinking skills in order to be able to present his/her research to various stakeholders and in various national and international platforms. The researcher would be working closely with the IWWAGE and LEAD research protocols and policy advocacy team and assist the research lead in executing the core research deliverables, including managing existing project deliverables. The candidate should be willing to travel, whenever necessary.


  • Assist in monitoring the research projects as per the research plan of action
  • Develop survey design, questionnaires, polls etc. specific to research requirements and test research methodologies to confirm the intended purpose of evaluation for current research
  • Lead the hiring, training, and management of the field team 
  • Oversee and monitor fieldwork, interviews, and experiments, to gather evidence
  • Collate, organize and maintain research databases
  • Conduct pilots for survey questionnaires as well as data collection methodologies 
  • Contribute actively in managing project deadlines, maintaining timelines, reviewing outputs and coordinating with funders/research/academic partners/external stakeholders etc
  • Provide feedback and build team capacity of the research assistants and young researchers/interns and fellows at IWWAGE
  • Develop policy briefs, factsheets and short research outputs for IWWAGE internal publications
  • Able to inspire and motivate a team with effective management skills, coordinate tasks and define a road map to complete projects successfully
  • Ensure compliance with LEAD’s research protocols across all project activities to maintain the integrity and the quality of research.
  • Manage administrative requirements of the project portfolio, including financial management, budgeting, procurement, contract set-up and compliance, grant reporting, deliverable tracking, etc.
  • Coordinate with project teams to ensure timely submission of financial reports and projections, and sub-grantee/contract reports and deliverables in the portfolio to keep projects running smoothly.
  • Collaborate in design and training as required
  • Contribute to custom training for partner organizations
  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor


  • Master’s Degree in Economics, development studies, Gender studies and related disciplines or Advanced degree in economics, development studies, Gender studies and related disciplines with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the subject;
  • Solid understanding of gender and employment issues, specifically for India;
  • In depth knowledge of social science research methods, especially quantitative;
  • Proven analytical skills, including working with quantitative data using econometric methods;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a team. 

Application Instructions: 
• Deadline: Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.
• Please collate resume, cover letter and writing sample in one PDF and apply in the form here

Kindly select the position title Research Manager category while applying. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Note: Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each candidate individually regarding the status of their application. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purposes.

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