JOB DESCRIPTION - RESEARCH AND DATA ANALYST (2 positions)
Position: Research and Data Analyst
Education: Master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, and allied fields Experience: 0-2 years
Skill Requirements: Basic knowledge of STATA is a must (intermediate level STATA is a plus); Good MS Excel skills
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.
Roles and Responsibilities
Developing data entry templates in MS Excel and CSPro
Cleaning and processing of primary and secondary data in STATA
Identification, procurement, and processing of secondary data
Developing relational databases and/or merging various datasets in STATA
Help in developing questionnaires and participating in pilot surveys
Development and testing of tablet- or phone-based survey forms using ODK and SurveyCTO
Preparation of tables and figures in Word and Excel using STATA or other statistical software outputs
Qualifications: Master-level degree in statistics, mathematics, and allied fields
Technical skills: Basic knowledge of STATA is a must (intermediate level STATA is a plus); Good skills with MS Excel
Experience: 0-2 years’ experience. Experience in handling, cleaning and processing large primary survey data, and experience in social research (health, education, agriculture etc.) is desired, but not essential.
Soft skills: We value soft skills, ability to think out of the box, ethics, and right attitude. The ideal candidate would be able to work well in teams, have good inter-personal skills, be task oriented, diligent and hard-working, and have a high sense of responsibility and accountability to achieve results.
Travel: Delhi-based candidates will need to be in Mumbai for 2+ months initially for training and orientation. Occasional travel between Delhi, Mumbai, and survey sites is expected.
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. 3-5 lacs depending on experience and qualifications.
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_Data Analyst/Manager 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)