JOB DESCRIPTION - RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (2 positions)
Position: Research Associate
Education: Master’s degree in economics, policy, public health, management, demographics, statistics, or other allied fields.
Language Requirements: English, Hindi, one other local Indian language (preferred)
Location: Mumbai (preferred), or Delhi
Start Date: As soon as possible
NEERMAN is a niche research firm that conducts rigorous impact evaluations in the water-sanitation, public health and energy sectors. We also provide allied services such as M&E system development, development program design, research capacity building, and policy research. Our main clients are leading international organizations such as World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and UNICEF, but we are seeking to expand our services to Indian governmental agencies and local organizations. NEERMAN also conducts collaborative research with our advisors at the University of California, Berkeley and the Duke University. Our head office is in Mumbai and the branch office is in New Delhi. This position is advertised for both locations but Delhi-based candidates must first complete 3-months training-cum- orientation in Mumbai.
How is working with NEERMAN different?
We are predominantly a research organization and not a consulting or survey firm. We have a flat organizational structure where research associates are mentored by senior researchers. If corporate or large institutional settings and rising through the hierarchy motivate you, then NEERMAN may not be the right fit for you. We offer competitive – and sometimes even better – salaries, but your position at NEERMAN and growth (in salary and titles) will be based on the growth in your skills in research design, data analysis, writing, and initiating-conducting-publishing research. That is, it is linked to your performance and not that of your boss or division. While we expect that you invest in your own growth as a researcher, NEERMAN will also invest in your training and education and allocate a part of your work time for professional skills development and journal publications. We believe in work-life balance and have a 5-day work week.
Language proficiency: High proficiency in oral and written English. High-medium level proficiency in
Hindi and one other local language (preferred, but not essential).
Qualifications: Master’s degree in economics, policy, public health, management, demographics, statistics, or other allied fields. Candidates from high ranking international and national universities will be given preference. We prefer candidates who have basic to mid-level proficiency with STATA.
Experience: 1-3 years of research experience in development sector preferred. Freshers with impressive academic record and adequate research skills can be exempt from this requirement.
Soft skills: Good public speaking skills, ability to conduct workshops and presentations, good inter-personal skills,
and a high sense of responsibility and accountability to achieve results. The ideal candidate would be able to work well in teams, and be task oriented, diligent and hard-working.
Travel: Delhi-based candidates will need to be in Mumbai for 3+ months initially for training and orientation. Should be willing to travel to field for survey research management.
Location and Compensation
Positions are available in Mumbai (preferred) and New Delhi (possible). Compensation will be competitive, and will depend on academics, research skills, experience.
Suggestive CTC range: Rs. 4,50,000 – Rs. 6,50,000
2 years (3 months probation) and renewable thereafter depending on performance.
Please submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “First Name_Last Name_Research Associate Application”:
Detailed CV or Resume (Please name the CVs as - Name_Resume_Position applying for);
A cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, your capability and suitability to work with NEERMAN, and how your background ties into the requirements of the role (not more than 500 words)