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We are currently looking for:

Junior Research Managers for Data Collections, for Impact Evaluation and Implementation Research Projects (m/f/d) (J1909JRM)

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) is looking for Junior Research Managers to provide thorough support for data collections, for impact evaluations and implementation research in Malawi and in Indonesia, with a special focus on education.

With a strong focus on quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries, we are one of the leading research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition in Germany. Our vision is to improve the lives of the poor and the vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. We are currently conducting projects all over the world and maintain research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of our cooperation partners.

Possible duties:

  • Follow-up and monitor implementation of programs
  • Support training of local field staff for data collection
  • Coordination and support of data collection
  • Data cleaning and analysis with Stata
  • Report writing
  • Assistance in preparation of workshops and meetings
  • Assistance of literature reviews on relevant topics
  • Support of the project acquisition department

Your profile

You are a student or graduate (Bachelor or Master) of Economics or other social science with a strong interest in quantitative methods, data analysis and conducting surveys. Experience using Survey Solutions and/or SurveyCTO to conduct data collection would be an asset. You have a basic understanding of impact evaluation methods. You have very strong programming skills including experience with Stata and worked already with large datasets. You are enthusiastic to extensively learn on the job. You have a very strong command of English. Having lived and studied abroad is a plus. Willingness to travel to the field, if necessary, would be welcomed.

In your curricular and extra-curricular activities, you have proven organization and planning skills. You feel comfortable with working independently in dynamic settings and communicating in teams. You could start working full-time (vacation semester; gap year) as soon as possible (latest 1st August 2019) and are available for at least two months, ideally six months and longer.

You will work with a team of experienced researchers and project managers and gain hands-on experience on how to implement large-scale data collections and impact evaluations.

We are looking forward to receiving your application, including a motivation letter, your CV, an example of written work in English (e.g. thesis), your Transcript of Records, certificates (if available), and a valid working permit for Germany if necessary to application-froelich@c4ed.org. Deadline for application is 21st July.

Junior Research Managers for Impact Evaluation Projects (m/f/d) (J1908JRM)

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) is looking for Junior Research Managers to provide thorough support for a livelihoods programme targeted at refugees in Ethiopia and funded by the World Food Program (WFP). Some additional support may be also requested for already ongoing projects with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Malawi and Georgia under the same C4ED Principal Investigator (PI).

With a strong focus on quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries, we are one of the leading research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition in Germany. Our vision is to improve the lives of the poor and the vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. We are currently conducting projects all over the world and maintain research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, UNDP, GCF and UNICEF to name just a few of our cooperation partners.

Possible duties:

  • Desk review and literature research
  • Monitor implementation of programs
  • Project management and organization
  • Assistance in preparation of workshops and meetings
  • Communication support
  • Coordination and support of data collection
  • Data cleaning and analysis with Stata
  • Report writing

Your profile

You are a student or graduate (Bachelor or Master) of Economics or other social science with a strong interest in quantitative methods, data analysis and conducting surveys. You have a basic understanding of impact evaluation methods. You have very strong programming skills including experience with Stata and worked already with large datasets. You are enthusiastic to extensively learn on the job. You have a very strong command of English. Having lived and studied abroad is a plus. Willingness to travel to the field, if necessary, would be welcomed.

In your curricular and extra-curricular activities, you have proven organization and planning skills. You feel comfortable with working independently in dynamic settings and communicating in teams. You could start working full-time (vacation semester; gap year) at the beginning of September 2019 and are available for twelve months (six months in exceptional cases).

You will work with a team of experienced researchers and project managers and gain hands-on experience on how to conduct large-scale impact evaluations (randomized control trials).

We are looking forward to receiving your application, including a motivation letter, your CV, an example of written work in English (e.g. thesis), your Transcript of Records, certificates, and a valid working permit for Germany if necessary  to application-froelich@c4ed.org. Deadline for application is July, 31th.

Research Manager (m/f/d) (J1907RM)       

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany, is looking for a Research Manager to join its team of impact evaluators.

C4ED’s vision is to improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. With a strong focus on quantitative evaluations and mixed methods in developing countries, C4ED is one of the leading German research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, and social protection, education, humanitarian assistance, climate change, agriculture, and nutrition. C4ED is currently conducting projects all over the world and maintains research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, GCF, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, WFP, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of its cooperation partners.

Your tasks would include:

  • Setting-up data collections in developing countries (sampling, questionnaire designs; enumerators selection and training; definition of workflows and hierarchies in the field; development of ToRs);
  • Administrating data collection: budgeting, recruiting, making data quality checks, managing data storage and processing;
  • Setting up data collection structures with local partner firms in the respective countries;
  • Providing training and capacity building in Germany and in the field;
  • While the focus is on quantitative methods, conducting or designing qualitative data collection will also be part of the tasks;
  • Frequent traveling of short duration to set-up the data collection in the field;
  • In cooperation with experienced researchers, performing data analysis;
  • Reporting and proposal writing;
  • Programming questionnaires in CAPI software and developing a sustainable data infrastructure;
  • Documenting the data collection process.

You have a master’s degree in economics, statistics or social science with substantial experience in quantitative data analysis. You have gained experience in international development or related fields – in particular in conducting field surveys and large-scale data collection in developing countries. Skills in qualitative data collection and mixed method analysis would be a plus.

You have proven quantitative skills, knowledge of common statistical software packages (e.g. STATA), geographical software (e.g. ArcGIS), and experience with programming CAPI software (e.g. Survey Solutions).

While you will be working in a team, you are able to manage multiple tasks and propose solutions in a timely manner with minimal supervision. You enjoy interacting with a wide range of individuals ranging from researchers over donors to data collection staff, and you are able to maintain good collaborations.

As we are working internationally, excellent oral and written communication skills in English are a must while excellent oral and written communication skills in French or Spanish are desirable. The position is based in Mannheim, Germany.

We look forward to receiving your CV, cover letter, a copy of a report or quantitative analysis and a copy of your University’s transcripts and/or certificates. If required, please also enclose your valid work and residence permits for Germany

For further information and to submit your application, please contact Dr. Asmus Zoch (application-froelich@c4ed.org). Please submit your application until 01.08.2019.

Research Manager/ French-Speaking (m/f/d) (J1904RM)                                                                          

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany, is looking for a Research Manager to join its team of impact evaluators. Excellent command of French and English is a must.

C4ED’s vision is to improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. With a strong focus on mixed-methods and quantitative evaluations in developing countries, C4ED is one of the leading German research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, and social protection, education, humanitarian assistance, climate change, agriculture, and nutrition. C4ED is currently conducting projects all over the world and maintains research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, GCF, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, WFP, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of its cooperation partners.

Your tasks would include:

  • Setting-up data collections in developing countries (sampling, questionnaire designs; enumerators selection and training; definition of work-flows and hierarchies in the field; development of TORs);
  • Administrating data collection: budgeting, recruiting, making data quality checks, managing data storage and processing;
  • Setting up data collection structures with local partner firms in the respective countries;
  • Providing training and capacity building in Germany and in the field;
  • While the focus is on quantitative methods, conducting or designing qualitative data collection will also be part of the tasks;
  • Frequent traveling of short duration to set-up the data collection in the field;
  • In cooperation with experienced researchers, performing data analysis;
  • Reporting and proposal writing;
  • Programming questionnaires in CAPI software and developing a sustainable data infrastructure;
  • Documenting the data collection process.

You have a master’s degree in economics, statistics or social science with substantial experience in quantitative data analysis. You have gained experience in international development or related fields – in particular in conducting field surveys and large-scale data collection in developing countries. Skills in qualitative data collection and mixed method analysis would be a plus.

You have proven quantitative skills, knowledge of common statistical software packages (e.g. STATA), geographical software (e.g. ArcGIS), and experience with programming CAPI software (e.g. Survey Solutions).

While you will be working in a team, you are able to manage multiple tasks and propose solutions in a timely manner with minimal supervision. You enjoy interacting with a wide range of individuals ranging from researchers over donors to data collection staff, and you are able to maintain good collaborations.

As we are working internationally, including the francophone part of Africa, excellent oral and written communication skills in French and in English are a must. The position is based in Mannheim, Germany.

We look forward to receiving your CV, cover letter, a copy of a report or quantitative analysis and a copy of your University’s transcripts and/or certificates. If required, please also enclose your valid work/residence permit.

For further information and to submit your application, please contact Dr. Asmus Zoch (application-froelich@c4ed.org). Please submit your application until 01.08.2019.

Internships at C4ED

C4ED offers the possibility for enrolled students to gather first-hand experience in impact evaluation and international development. We evaluate applications on a rolling basis.

Formal Requirements

Undergraduate or graduate students must fulfill the following formal requirements in order to work with us:

  • The internship must be stipulated as a mandatory element (Pflichtpraktikum) in the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung) to obtain a certain amount of credit points
  • The internship cannot be longer than three months
  • A valid visa for Germany/EU*

*Note that C4ED cannot pay for any costs incurred by visa or related services.

 

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • Enrollment certificate
  • Proof of mandatory internship (Pflichtpraktikum) from your administration
  • Cover letter (1 page)
  • CV
  • Transcript of Records (B.A. and M.A. if applicable)
  • References from prior employment