Research Officer – Policy and Research Unit

Posted By: ActionAid Association (AAA)


Not Specified


Child Care and Nutrition

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Planning and organising researches including primary data collection and secondary researches as per the organisational programme priorities.
  • Support in research and analysis of the existing laws, policies and programs from the perspective of the poor and excluded; and develop policy notes, articles on policy analysis, alternatives and propositions. 
  • Establish linkages and engage with key government and non-government institutions at national and international levels for research agenda as may be identified from time to time by the organization.
  • Coordinate and work closely with various state offices and other units in the organization for the purpose of different research projects.
  • Be part of the policy and research team and help in developing research questionnaires, pilot testing the same etc.  
  • Coordinate with the ground surveyors and support in their training and orientation for the purpose of different research projects.
  • Draft research reports and develop policy papers/propositions, articles, case studies basis research outcomes.
  • Coordinate with the donor organisations for the purpose of research updates and reporting.
  • Support in research proposal development including concept notes, budget, etc.  
  • Any other task that may be decided from time to time based on organizations research requirements

Reporting to

Head, Policy & Research Unit, ActionAid Association (India)


As per the work requirements.

Qualification, Skills and Competencies

  • Post Graduate Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Political Science, Development Studies, Public Policy or other related fields. 
  • Knowledge and Experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative researches including methods of primary data collection, secondary survey, conducting FGDs, doing and preparing case studies, analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, etc.
  • Knowledge of data collection tools like Survey CTO/Kobo Toolbox.
  • Knowledge of data analysis using tools like R/Stata.
  • Knowledge and experience of working on issues of informal sector workers, migrant workers, urban poor, women’s participation in paid and unpaid work, gender-based discrimination and violence, human rights, etc.
  • Prior experience in writing and producing reports, research papers or policy briefs.
  • Ability to work in a team and under pressure with strict deadlines

Salary & Benefits

Approx – INR 5.5 Lakhs CTO (Cost to Organisation)


(This is inclusive of contributions to PF and other benefits like Group Medical Insurance with coverage of Staff & Dependents and gratuity. Personal Accident Insurance of staff and gratuity is payable as per law and norms of the organisation.)

To apply

Please send your application, only on our ‘Standard Application Form’ available in the ‘Jobs’ section of our website through e-mail at

Please mention in the subject line of your e-mail “Research Officer – Policy & Research Unit”.


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All applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Applications received after the due date will not be accepted.


Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Last Date for Receiving Application

4th September’2022

Eligibility Criteria

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Desired Candidate Profile


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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:ActionAid Association (AAA)
  • About Organization:ActionAid Association is an organisation working for social and ecological justice. ActionAid has been engaged with the most marginalised communities in India since 1972. In 2006, ActionAid Association was registered as an Indian organisation, governed by an independent General Assembly and a Governing Board. Together with supporters, communities, institutions and governments, we strive for equality, fraternity and liberty for all. ActionAid Association works in 24 states and two union territories, with several partners and allied organisations. ActionAid Association is part of a global federation and a full affiliate of ActionAid International, that has presence in over 40 countries worldwide.