JPAL-SEA: Research Associate – Village Governance

Research Associate – Village Governance

Organization:  J-PAL Southeast Asia at UI Country IndonesiaEducation Bachelor’sMaster’sLanguage Requirement EnglishIndonesianLength of Commitment Less than one yearStart Date October 01, 2016 J-PAL Southeast Asia, based at the Institute for Economic and
Social Research at the University of Indonesia (LPEM-FEBUI) 
qualified applicants for a Research Associate position to coordinate field
research and piloting activities towards the aim of implementing a set of RCT
to study the effects of information and empowerment on the quality of village
governance. The Principal Investigators for this project are: Monica
Martinez-Bravo (CEMFI) and Andreas Stegmann (CEMFI).The position offers an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on
experience and to have significant responsibility in a vibrant organization
undertaking cutting-edge development research. In collaboration with the
respective PIs, the Research Associate will support the ongoing design, as well
as the implementation of the project for which they are hired. This includes,
but is not limited to, ensuring activities are implemented with fidelity to the
research design, as well as having close relationship with and between actors
at various levels of the government, implementing partners, and field survey
staffs.In addition to their respective PIs, a Jakarta-based Research
Manager will guide and supervise the Research Associate in his/her various
tasks. The Research Associate will be based in Jakarta.Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):Strong Project Participation and Oversight:·       
Propose and, as appropriate, implement innovations in the
different stages of a project in coordination with PIs·       
Maintain and grow effective relationships with partner
organizations (e.g. survey firms)·       
Oversee and lead the field research activities, including the
implementation of the evaluation, according to the research design in
coordination with partners·       
Conduct background research in conjunction with field research
Designing survey questionnaires, conducting qualitative research,
running pilot exercise, refining study design and surveying instruments·       
Supervise data collection and data-entry. Ensure the good quality
of the data at each of these two stages·       
Assist with data cleaning and preliminary data analysis·       
Ensure that project activities are on schedule and prepare project
update reports according to agreements with funders and partnersBudget Management:·       
Work with the J-PAL SEA Finance and Research Managers to keep
detailed accounts of all project activities, including monitoring expenses in
the field and summarizing current expenditures and forecasting expected
expendituresReporting and Communication:·       
Facilitate, strengthen and maintain effective and efficient
communication as the primary contact point with PIs·       
Provide periodic updates on project activities to PIs and subject
Participate in the planning and design of any outreach activities·       
Assist with preparation of summary reports and dissemination
materialsMandatory Qualifications:·       
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, social sciences,
public policy, math, statistics or related technical fields·       
Minimum two years of prior work experience including managing
multi-stakeholder initiatives in a collegiate or professional setting·       
Fluency and excellent communication skills in Bahasa and English·       
Proven management and organizational skills·       
Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with
partner organizations·       
Flexibility, self-motivation, and ability to effectively work
independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment·       
High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint·       
Work authorization in Indonesia (either by being an Indonesian
national or otherwise)Preferred Qualifications and Experience·       
Familiarity with RCTs is strongly preferred·       
Strong quantitative skills, including knowledge of Stata (strongly
preferred) or other data analysis software·       
Training in and a technical understanding of economics and
Attention to detail and advanced writing and presentation skills
(clear, precise, creative) for communicating policy lessons from academic
papers in ways that policymakers understand·       
Interest in pursuing a Master’s/Doctorate degree in economics,
social sciences, public policy, or related fields preferredNote on Work Authoriziations: You must have work
authorization in Indonesia (either by being an Indonesian national or

How to Apply

Please send an email with your
application to [email protected]  by
September 15, 2016 following these instructions exactly:1.     
Use the following as the email subject line : “J-PAL SEA
Research Associate (Village Governance)
”  2.     
Attach PDF copies of your CV, your academic transcripts,
and a cover letter no longer than 500 words
. The cover letter should
discuss how you meet the aforementioned position requirements, emphasizing
relevant skills and experience, as well as why you are interested in working
with J-PAL SEA on RCTs and how this experience will contribute to fulfilling
their future academic and professional plans.

applications will not be reviewed.  Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis. Interested candidates are advised to apply at the earliest. Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.Link vacancy on the website: Research Associate – Village Governance | The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

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