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Job Description

Junior Research Associate (Quantitative)

Young Lives India

New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Junior Research Associate (Quantitative), Young Lives India, New Delhi




Young Lives India is a leading think tank based in New Delhi, specialising in research, policy, evaluation and intervention, relating to children, adolescents and youth.


Young Lives started-off as a longitudinal, mixed method, research study on childhood poverty, coordinated by the University of Oxford in 2001, following 12,000 children over 20 years, in four developing countries viz. Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. The study has gained a global reputation and enormous respect for its rigour and impact.


In India, the longitudinal study has followed 3,000 children since 2001 and collected data across various thematic areas to generate policy related evidence. The thematic areas include nutrition, health, education, household poverty, migration, transitions to labour market and life-skills.


Young Lives India is the “go to” organization for those seeking rigorous evidence in India, with emphasis on policy makers. The organisation provides policy makers with research findings that provide insights into implementation challenges, as well as gaps in current policy formulation. Young Lives India works in collaboration with the Government of India, State Governments, National and State Commissions and UN agencies, apart from national and international, multilateral and bilateral agencies.


For more details, please visit: https://www.younglives-india.org/




Reporting to the Senior Quantitative Researcher, the Junior Research Associate (Quantitative) shall be responsible for the following:


Key Job Responsibilities:

(1) Carrying out literature review;
(2) Conducting pilots and data analysis for tool validation;

(3) Preparing questionnaires and survey manuals;

(4) Writing summary reports, maintaining clear documentation of survey process (including STATA do files);

(5) Data cleaning and analysis of data using appropriate econometric and statistical models and techniques to address specific research questions;

(6) Writing summary and analytical reports/ working papers, policy briefs, etc.;

(7) Supporting the Senior Quantitative Researcher in completing research projects.




Applicants must have M. Phil./ Ph.D. from a reputed institution in a quantitative social science discipline (education/ economics/ statistics/ demography/ development studies).



(1) Minimum two years of relevant work experience in quantitative research;

(2) Excellent analytical and statistical skills, including extensive experience of using STATA and analyzing large data sets;

(3) Proficiency in STATA and ability to analyze panel and large data sets;

(4) Experience in developing and refining data collection tools;

(5) Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.


Essential Skills and Competencies:
(1) Sound knowledge of statistics, econometrics and research methodology;
(2) High level writing and communication skills in English with the ability to produce research outputs e.g. working papers and reports;

(3) Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills;

(4) Prior experience of working in multidisciplinary national teams;

(5) Experience of undertaking literature reviews and communicating complex information in summary form, preferably in areas related to Young Lives India research;
(6) Good personal organisational skills, with experience of managing a varied and heavy workload.




Gross compensation for the position is attractive. Please note that the offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.


6. LOCATION: New Delhi






Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4101 1564; 4165 3612




Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/YLI at the earliest.