Consulatant Reseacher – Policy and Research Unit

Posted By: ActionAid Association (AAA)


Not Specified


Child Care and Nutrition

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities


  • The Consultant Researcher (CR) will work closely with the Policy & Research team and would be supported by one focal person from the team working closely on research aspects and also to provide the required support.
  • The secondary research part has already been done by the organisational research team. The Consultant Researcher (CR) will be supposed to fine tune same in alignment with the research questions.
  • The CR will work closely with the Policy & Research team to develop the research design and methodology. And as per the need, develop interview schedules, discussion guidelines and framework etc to conduct the field studies
  • Coordinate with the regional team and ground surveyors (with support from focal person) and support in their training and orientation for the purpose of the research project.
  • Will be part of and steer the field level study team in conducting interviews and collecting case studies.
  • Will do the research and analysis of the existing laws, policies and programs in favour of women informal workers and develop policy notes, articles on policy analysis, alternatives and propositions. 
  • Draft research report and develop policy papers/propositions, articles, case studies basis research outcomes.

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.
  • Preference would be given to those who have experience of doing researches on women’s issues
  • Preference would be given to those having experience in doing Case Studies and ethnographic studies
  • Knowledge of data collection tools like Survey CTO/Kobo Toolbox.
  • Knowledge of data analysis using tools like R/Stata.
  • Prior experience in writing and producing reports, research papers or policy briefs.
  • Ability to work in a team and under pressure with strict deadlines

Consultancy Fee

Approx – INR 2 lakhs for complete assignment.


(This will be subject to tax deductions as per law of the land. And there will not be any additional organizational liability)

All expenses of travel, stay and food will be borne by the organisation during field travels as per its policies.

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 “CONSULATANT RESEACHER – POLICY AND 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

Desired Candidate Profile


Not Specified

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.