Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia, based at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), is pleased to announce a Senior Research Associate position for a new EdTech project, to improve the learning levels of secondary school children in Andhra Pradesh.
The selected candidate will work with Andy de Barros (Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Jalnidh Kaur (Columbia University Teachers College) to design, implement, and analyze a new, state-wide education study of large-scale Personal Adaptive Learning (PAL). This new project will directly collaborate with the state government, Central Square Foundation (CSF), and other external partners.
The position is designed to help the selected candidate prepare for graduate-level studies in quantitative research and/or further professional opportunities in impact evaluation. The position also requires large-scale project management, staff oversight, and high-level partner communications – therefore, the position also lends itself to those pursuing advanced careers in public management and evidence-based policy.
If you are excited about the opportunity of managing a cutting-edge research and policy project end-to-end, spearheading the development of data systems, and collaborating with researchers at leading universities, please read on and apply.
J-PAL South Asia at IFMR (based in New Delhi, Bangalore, or Chennai). 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 171 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL conducts randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty. J-PAL South Asia, based at the Institute for Financial Management and Research in India, leads J-PAL’s work in the South Asia region. J-PAL South Asia conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helps partners scale up effective programs. Over its more than ten years of existence, J-PAL South Asia has conducted 182 ongoing and completed randomized evaluations.
The ideal candidate will be tech-savvy, comfortable handling and visualizing large amounts of data, and with a solid understanding of educational research. More particularly, we are looking for the following qualifications.