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Research Manager

Rocket Learning

Rocket Learning

Delhi, India
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Job Description – Research Manager (Measuring And Evaluation) Location: New Delhi Experience: 3-5 Years Rocket Learning Building an equal foundation, early Overview Of The RoleRocket Learning is a high-growth ed-tech non-profit aiming to catalyze early childhood education andcommunity engagement in India. We seek a research professional to manage research studies to contributeto uncovering new and interesting insights into the low-income Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE)landscape and inform strategy and our intervention. This position will play a vital role in undertaking andimplementing research studies and be a part of the growing team at Rocket Learning. The work requires astrong research understanding, especially in monitoring & evaluation designs and methodologies,interviewing techniques, and qualitative and quantitative analytical skills. The ideal candidate will haveexperience working in education research, strong analytical and project management skills, and a passionfor improving early childhood education outcomes in India. Job ResponsibilitiesThe candidate will perform the following key functions:▪ Plan, design, implement and manage research projects.▪ Design research tools for data collection using mixed-method approach.▪ Execute projects/assessments with the team of enumerators, including capacity building for projectexecution through training processes.▪ Conduct key informant interviews/focus group discussions/workshops.▪ Liaison with partner organizations, data collection teams, and other relevant agencies. Providerequired support and monitor the quality and progress of the work.▪ Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis with primary and secondary data.▪ Ensure compliance with ethical and legal standards in research and data management.▪ Assist/ lead the research and M&E team in developing reports, presentations, and othercommunication materials (including research, drafting, editing, data analysis, and presentation).▪ Provide guidance and support to team members involved in research projects.▪ Make and deliver presentations of reports to internal and external stakeholders.Qualification and Competencies▪ Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Social Science or other related fields of study.▪ 3-5 years of professional work experience in the research and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) domainin supporting businesses with research and analysis at a development/ management consulting firm,research institute/ firm/ public policy think tank, NGO, or bilateral/ multilateral agency.▪ Experience in conducting research studies, such as need assessments, skill gap studies, baseline/endline surveys, policy reviews, and impact evaluations.▪ Excellent writing and presentation skills are a core requirement of the position. Must be able toexpress ideas clearly and concisely. Prior experience in writing reports, creating client presentations,and publishing research papers is a strong plus▪ Experience in contemporary methodologies and practices, with hands-on experience in writing andpublications.▪ Experience working in social and development research in managing large-scale surveys is desired.▪ Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative research, encompassing primary andsecondary research.▪ Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in qualitative data analysis usingsoftware like Nvivo and ATLAS.ti▪ Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and build strong relationships with colleaguesand external partners▪ Attention to detail and good time management▪ Knowledge of early childhood education in India and the challenges and opportunities in the sector▪ Willingness to travel to the field for project execution and management Critical Factors for Success
  • Proactive and seamless communication with the team, stakeholders within RL, and govt.officials
  • Strong alignment with the core values and principles of the organization
  • Committed to the cause of ensuring a strong early childhood education for our children
  • Solution-oriented and ability to manage multiple projects
About Rocket LearningRocket Learning is a high growth ed-tech non-profit with the mission of catalyzing early childhoodeducation and community engagement in India. We work with central government and state governments toimpact over 1 million children. Established by a passionate founding group (IIT, IIM, HBS, Rochester, MBB,start-up alumni) Board and backed by reputed funders, we are a diverse team of passionate, energetic andoptimistic folks with a shared ambition of transforming India’s education system.If you are interested, apply to this post OR please email us your CV with Subject line 'JOB ID 55816' Research Manager to Skills: qualitative and quantitative analytical skills,passion for improving early childhood education outcomes,data analysis,research understanding,atlas.ti,monitoring & evaluation designs,nvivo software,project management skills