Research Executive

Posted By: Indian Grameen Services (IGS)

Kolkata

Not Specified

Research

Diplomatic Missions/Government

Job Description

The candidate is expected to :

  • Aiding in the development and testing of research tools and instruments (both qualitative & quantitative), and undertaking field work as necessary including collection of spatial data
  • Carrying out secondary data collection (qualitative, quantitative, spatial etc.), including supporting on data collection from relevant stakeholders using various formats
  • Assist in drafting research reports and briefs, and providing support in producing milestone-based outputs
  • Producing other outputs as required for the project, including presentations and short briefs, and for dissemination on social media
  • Ensuring timely completion of project activities according to the project plans
  • Support the project team for producing several secondary studies outputs as and when required
  • Undertake on-field study of assigned livelihood projects from time to time and reporting on prescribed formats

Key Result Areas (KRAS):

  • Support in implementing the learning agenda of the project
  • Conduct focus group discussion and take interviews
  • Draft research protocols and develop research tools under the guidance of Senior Researcher 
  • Conduct data collection for qualitative and quantitative studies and ensure data quality
  • Feeding data on prescribed formats
  • Support the analysis of quantitative, qualitative, and secondary data
  • Compile and maintain repositories of relevant research studies and literature as per requirement
  • Periodically track data from ongoing studies and ensure that documents are appropriately prepared and stored
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor to achieve the project goals

Competencies:               

  • Learning agility, pro-activeness, and openness to embrace innovative ideas. 
  • Resilience to work pressures and periodic demands for quick-and-deep work.
  • Proven ability to work proactively, independently and as part of a multi-sectoral team in a multicultural environment.

Knowledge & Skills needed |

  • Good analytical and writing skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hindi 
  • Proficiency in editing of reports and documents
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, to work with a research team and diverse professionals
  • Strong computer skills, with MS Word, Excel, Power point and application software

Experience & Qualifications |

  • A Master’s degree in Development Studies / Social Work or a related discipline and familiarity with Information Science and technology, analytics, or research field, or in any other related area
  • Preferably 3-4 of experience in research and fieldwork experience is mandatory
  • Knowledge of GIS and spatial analysis would be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated skills on data using visualization and analysis tools and carry out quantitative analysis
  • Excellent numeracy skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel 

Application process |

  • Apply with detailed resume that includes year-wise details of relevant work experience and educational attainments
  • Send the resume to igsplacements@igsindia.org.in with the subject of application for the post of Research Executive by September 29, 2022
  • IGS is an equal opportunity employer. We are striving to bring gender balance in our staff composition across levels. Hence, women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.


Eligibility Criteria

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Desired Candidate Profile

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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Indian Grameen Services (IGS)
  • About Organization:Indian Grameen Services (IGS) is registered as a not-for-profit company under Section 25 (now Section 8) of the Companies Act, 1956. It was set up in 1987 for promoting livelihood opportunities in rural and forest areas by extending support services necessary. IGS envisions an equitable world where the rural poor and marginalized have access to livelihood opportunities on a sustainable basis to prosper and be happy. Thus, IGS describes its Vision as “Kaayam Rojgar, Khush-haal Pariwar”, i.e., Sustainable Livelihoods, Prosperous Households. IGS operates with the Mission of Incubating Pro-poor Sustainable Livelihood Innovations. Please log on to www.igsindia.org.in for more information on IGS.