Senior Research Fellow - Health and Education

Senior Research Fellow - Health and Education

Organization: Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation

Apply By: 25 Apr 2019

Location: New Delhi(Delhi)

About The Organization:

The Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF), set up by Nobel Peace Laureate, Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, is a global leader for prevention of exploitation and violence against children. KSCF works for the creation of a child-friendly world through policy advocacy, direct interventions and programmes, research and capacity building, and campaigns for the mobilization of mass support and sustained behaviour change.

Job Description:


The Senior Research Fellow (Health) will be responsible for ideating and conducting primary and secondary research to determine and develop deeper understanding of issues related to child rights/protection/health and/or safety. These studies are undertaken with the objective of strengthening child protection practices and policies across India and to generate the necessary evidence to globally promote child-friendly environments and provide knowledge support and recommendations to other verticals of KSCF for their effective functioning. S/he will report to the Executive Director (Research) and supervise research staff/team/s as and when required.



  • Conceptualize and prioritise clear, logical and compelling research studies that highlight the challenges of child health & education and collect evidence for solution
  • Plan and execute primary and secondary research studies; develop detailed study protocol and design study instruments in consultation with team; analysis and interpretation of research studies; preparing annual action plan and budget for research
  • Develop credible partnerships and collaborations with research partners and organizations.
  • Respond to Requests for Proposals and research study opportunities that include bidding, shortlisting of agencies and contracting processes
  • Conduct expert group meetings and multi stakeholder consultations as per requirement
  • Conduct training programmes for research staff, data collection, quality assurance, analysis and monitoring of data collection staff
  • Prepare regular updates and archive key data from different sources
  • Perform any other work related responsibilities assigned by the  Executive Director


  • All budget/administrative/HR/IT related activities as required
  • Coordinate regular team meetings and manage updates/progress reports and team and activity management
  • Handle procurements related to research
  • Manage consultant (individual & agency) contracts
  • Prepare minutes of the meeting and documentation

Skills & Competencies for the role:

  • Understanding of the social, economic and political context and status of children
  • in India and their health, nutrition and education
  • Strong understanding of laws related to children viz, UNCRC, RTI Act,  ICDS, ICPS, NCLP, etc. 
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative data analytical skills
  • Experience in handling large-scale data sets and Census data
  • Demonstrated documentation and report writing skills
  • Strong language proficiency in English and Hindi; Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team work capabilities
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities with attention to details
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver within deadlines

Qualifications and Experience:


  • The candidate should have an Ph.D/M.Phil Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Demography, Statistics, Economics, Sociology or Psychology from a reputed university/institute

Experience & Exposure:

  • Candidates with Ph.D. degree must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in child health, nutrition, education or other related development programmes and research initiatives
  • Candidates with M.Phil degree must have a minimum of 7 years’ experience of working in child health, nutrition, education or other related development programmes and research initiatives
  • Experience of statistical analysis using SPSS, STATA.
  • Experience of use of qualitative data analysis software
  • Experience of conducting primary and secondary research studies, collecting and using quantitative and qualitative data
  • Experience and understanding of issues of the human rights field, including the promotion and protection of the rights of children.


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