Research Associate : The Power of Agency: Evidence from a Participatory Agricultural Transformation

Research Associate : The Power of Agency: Evidence from a Participatory Agricultural Transformation

Organization: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Apply By: 13 Dec 2022

Location: Bengaluru(Karnataka)

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About the Organization

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of 294 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL conducts randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty.

J-PAL co-founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, with longtime affiliate Michael Kremer, were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics for their pioneering approach to alleviating global poverty.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support PxD with testing of game
  • Pilot a few versions of the game on the field prior to actual launch
  • Support PxD with development of resources for the farmer workshops
  • Develop research and field protocols for the study and manage the IRB application
  • Train the field team to conduct the workshops
  • Set up quality checks for the implementation
  • Develop field plans for the workshops
  • Procure and manage logistics for the field team such as tablets, field stay etc.
  • Manage the field team while they conduct the workshops across districts
  • Ensure adherence to the timelines for the study and monitor enumerator performance closely. Flag any issues immediately without time lags.
  • Data management to ensure proper data flow and storage as per approved protocol
  • Assist with creating project documentation for reporting purposes.

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in economics, public policy, social sciences, engineering, development studies
  • Prefer any experience conducting research/managing development sector activities in the context of India, especially focus group discussions, training workshops for participants of an intervention, agricultural extension activities etc.
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English and preferably Kannada. Must know spoken Hindi, if not Kannada.
  • Basics in Stata, R or other data analysis software.
  • Ability to manage good working relationships with partner organizations.
How to apply

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