Survey and Data Officer

RISE Programme in Indonesia is now recruiting for the position of:
Job Title: English and Indonesian Editor-Translator (Full Time)
Terms of Employment: 2 years fixed terms contract with a possible 1 year extension
Work Location: Jakarta
Reporting to: Programme Manager

RISE Programme in Indonesia (RISE) is an education research program led by The SMERU Research Institute, funded by United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). In this five-year research program, SMERU is partnering with the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and the Mathematica Policy Research (Mathematica) to identify issues of Indonesia’s education system and to encourage changes in components of the education system, which is a necessity for improving learning outcomes. RISE Programme in Indonesia specifically monitors the implementation of teacher reform in decentralized Indonesia and reviews how far the teacher reform can improve learning outcome.

Under the overall guidance of the Programme Manager, the Survey & Data Officer will play a major role in ensuring that the quality of RISE and SMERU surveys and data management system is supported and of high technical standards. She or he will work in coordination with ICT officer of The SMERU Research Institute.


Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Acting as the point of reference to the SMERU researchers to maintain data consistency and
    to enrich the information.
  2. With relevant researchers, prepare data entry system and data cleaning protocols. This
    includes supervising data entry personnel and conducting data cleaning.
  3. Coordinate all RISE and SMERU surveys, ensuring compatibility and enabling relevant data
    to be merged across surveys. This may include ensuring ability to merge RISE and SMERU
    primary data with secondary data from Statistics Indonesia or other sources.
  4. Ensuring data attributes have been clearly defined and completed.
  5. Document data collected by the RISE team and SMERU researchers and develop relevant
    database structure.
  6. Maintaining list of available data and preparing preview of data to support the team in
    identifying data.
  7. Supporting the team in using online form for data collection and integrating it to the current
  8. Performing data backup on a regular basis.


Desired Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (with at least three years relevant experience) in Information Systems or
    related field.
  2. Experience in managing micro data survey (household, school, etc.)
  3. Experience in managing qualitative data using a software, e.g. Nvivo
  4. Experience in implementing CAPI for interview and data collection.
  5. Good understanding of MS. Access or SQL Server, Google Form or any online form
  6. Familiarity with CSPro and CSEntry or any form builder for PC and mobile device, such as
    SurveyCTO, is an advantage.
  7. Enjoys working in a team setting.
  8. Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia.


Qualified and interested applicants should send an application containing 1) cover letter
addressing the qualifications stated above, 2) detailed resume, and 3) contact details of three
referees no later than 26 November 2017.

Applications should be sent to with mentioning the position title in
the subject of the email.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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The SMERU Research Institute is an independent institution for research and public policy studies. We professionally and proactively provide accurate and timely information, as well as objective analyses, on various socioeconomic and poverty issues considered most urgent and relevant for the people of Indonesia. All of our work is directed toward our primary goal of encouraging pro-poor policies at national and regional levels through evidence-based research.

Since its establishment in 2001, SMERU has been a leader in poverty and inequality research in Indonesia. SMERU conducts qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method studies on various socioeconomic issues affecting Indonesia’s poorest and most vulnerable people. We are also at the forefront of the research effort to highlight the impact of development programs and policies, and we actively publish and report our research findings. Our work focuses on areas of socioeconomic research that are of fundamental importance to contemporary development issues.

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