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Project Description

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is globally headquartered within the Economics Department at MIT. J-PAL Southeast Asia (J-PAL SEA) is one of seven independent regional offices based around the world hosted at local universities. J-PAL is a pioneer of using randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty. J-PAL SEA, based at the Institute for Economic and Social Research, Faculty for Economics and Business at the University of Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI) seeks qualified applicants for Short-Term Consultant positions to support J-PAL SEA team in developing and implementing research in Indonesia, disseminating research findings, and support research-related capacity building activities.

Position Description

The position offers an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience and to have significant responsibility in a vibrant organization undertaking cutting-edge development research and promoting the use of evidence in policymaking. In collaboration with the respective team, the Short-Term Consultant will support the development of new projects/initiatives and implementation of the project for which they are hired. A Jakarta-based Manager and Associate will guide and supervise the Short-Term Consultant in his/her various tasks.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

General responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Research Short-Term Consultant include conducting early background research, ensuring activities are implemented with fidelity to the research, and dissemination of the research findings.

  • Assist the team in managing survey platform that will be used to conduct the survey;
  • Assist with data cleaning and preliminary data analysis;
  • Assist the team in, conducting qualitative research, running pilot exercises;
  • Help the team in implementing the field research activities, including the implementation of the evaluation, according to the research design in coordination with research partners;
  • Supervise data collection and data-entry and ensure the good quality of the data at each of these two stages;
  • Support the team in maintaining relationships with partner organizations (e.g. implementing partners and survey firms).

Mandatory Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences (International Relations, Politics, Communications, etc), public policy, math, statistics or related technical fields.
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in Bahasa and English.
  • Proven management and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility, self-motivation, and ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Experience in conducting qualitative & quantitative research.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Work authorization in Indonesia (either by being an Indonesian national or otherwise)

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Familiarity with RCTs.
  • Sufficient knowledge on quantitative skills, including knowledge of Stata (strongly preferred) or other data analysis software.

How to Apply

Please send an email with your application before January 31, 2022 to jpalseajobs@povertyactionlab.org following these instructions exactly:

  1. Use the following as the email subject line: “J-PAL SEA Short-Term Consultant”. Please do not include any other text in the body of the e-mail. Adding extra text will interfere with the processing of your application.
  1. Attach PDF copies of your CV, your academic transcripts, diploma, and a cover letter no longer than 500 words. The cover letter should discuss how you meet the aforementioned position requirements, emphasizing relevant skills and experience, as well as why you are interested in working with J-PAL SEA on RCTs and how this experience will contribute to fulfilling their future academic and professional plans.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are advised to apply early. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Only paid candidates can apply for this job.
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