Research Associate – Financial Inclusion

Posted By: IFMR LEAD


Middle Mgt (Regional/ Zonal Manager, AVP, State /Regional Head)

Research/Policy Advocacy

Social Sector

Job Description

Job Description:

•  Hire, train, and manage survey, qualitative researchers and implementation teams in collaboration with the Field Manager.
•  Oversee daily data collection activities and ensure adherence to data quality protocols, including data quality audits and frequency checks.
•  Help with the design of the questionnaires.
•  Keep close contact and support the work of the primary investigators within the project.
•  Perform data management and data analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data and communicate results to PIs.
•  Regularly communicate updates and troubleshooting challenges with the Research Manager and PIs.
•  Liaise with Government officials at state, district and local levels as necessary. Work in close coordination with other non-governmental stakeholders.
•  Conduct focus groups and semi structured interviews with households as required in project design.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please email with the subject line “Research Associate: FI”, your CV, academic transcript, and a statement of interest.

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - Post Graduate-Other

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent management and organizational skills.
• Flexible, self-motivated, detail orientated, and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently.
• Fluency in English and Hindi.
• Familiarity with Quantitative and qualitative software packages (e.g. SPSS, STATA, R, NVIVO, and Atlas TI).

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:IFMR LEAD
  • About Organization:

    IFMR LEAD, headquartered in Chennai, India, is a young, fast-growing organization focused on improving access to financial services for the poor through cutting-edge research, knowledge dissemination and outreach to policy makers and practitioners. IFMR LEAD’s strategy is to use rigorous, empirical research to:

    • Inform practice: Through research, IFMR LEAD provides evidence on what works and what does not.
    • Inform policy: IFMR LEAD supports policy debates with empirical data and analysis, and provides further insight to policy-makers from its field experience

    Towards this goal, IFMR LEAD aims to facilitate a process where research questions emerge from the local policy context and policy and programmatic decisions are guided by research outcomes.