Associate Research Aser Centre Jobs Vacancy in Pratham Education
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Job Description for Research Associate, ASER Centre
Deadline: 28th February 2018
ASER Centre (www.asercentre.org) seeks to use simple yet rigorous methods to generate evidence on
scale on the outcomes of social sector programs. It also aims to strengthen the link between evidence
and action by building the capacity of individuals and institutions to design, conduct and understand
assessments that focus on key outcome indicators. One of ASER Centre's main activities is the design
and facilitation of the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), which is one of the largest household
surveys of children conducted in India. Every year since 2005, ASER has generated state and district
level estimates of children's reading and arithmetic abilities. We are currently hiring for the Annual
Status of Education Report 2018 for the following position:
Job title : Research Associate
Reports to: Senior Research Associate
Job base location : New Delhi (with frequent
travel to states)
To manage the survey on scale, there is a central team of associates based out of New Delhi and teams
based out of each state as well. The Research Associates are a part of the central team, and their
primary function during the survey is to be the link between central and state teams. Each Research
Associate is typically assigned a region comprising of 2 to 4 states, working on all survey processes.
After completion of ASER 2018 survey, the Research Associate’s next project or unit at ASER Centre
will be decided based on best identified skills of the candidate as demonstrated during the survey
The primary tasks and responsibilities of a Research Associate working along with state teams for ASER
2018 are provided below:
1. Play a key role in recruitment of field teams for the survey.
2. Assisting in creation of field training tools and materials for the survey.
3. Conducting trainings for field teams.
4. Coordinating and tracking the survey.
5. Executing quality control processes.
6. Data compilation for the report.
7. Creating dissemination strategies post report release.
8. Assist in coordinating work plans and schedules of field teams as and when required.
To be able to perform the above tasks effectively, the candidate shall be expected to work in close
coordination with state teams and with the central team.
Required qualifications and skills:
Who are we looking for?
In order to successfully publish a report with reliable data each year, a team of committed and
dedicated individuals is extremely vital. We are looking for candidates who most importantly are open
and willing to learn, are not afraid to deliver well beyond tasks assigned to them, and are willing to
innovate and provide ideas to improve our processes as and when required. We are also looking for
candidates who are comfortable with traveling extensively to rural locations across the country,
sometimes at short notice and comfortable working with a wide variety of people. A minimum 2-year
commitment from the candidate is required.
Qualifications: Minimum Graduate (any field)
Work experience: Full-time work experience is desirable but not required. Examples of taking initiative
in assignments/projects at university or at the previous workplace and commitment to the guiding
principles of ASER Centre are important.
1. Proficiency in M.S. Office (Excel, Power Point and Word)
2. Strong communication skills (written and oral) to effectively correspond with a diverse audience.
3. Proficiency in English and Hindi is required.
4. Ability to handle work pressures and deliver under tight schedules.
5. Ability to work well in teams and lead teams, when required to do so.
Consultancy Fees: The following factors will be taken into account while deciding the consultancy fees
for the candidate: a) academics b) internship experience/other sector related experience c) skills
possessed d) performance in recruitment assignment.
- Kindly email CV and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly mention
- Based on CVs and a short telephonic chat, shortlisted candidates will be contacted to submit
- Further shortlisted candidates will have a final interview.
46023612 or +91 11 26716084.