Job Category: Quantitative Research
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Mannheim (Germany)

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) is looking for enrolled students to assist the quan-
titative research team for up to 35 hours/month.
C4ED’s vision is to improve people’s lives by making development interventions more effective. With a
strong focus on mixed-methods and quantitative impact evaluations in low- and middle-income coun-
tries, C4ED is one of the leading German research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, micro-
finance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition. C4ED is currently con-
ducting projects all over the world and maintains research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, GCF, IFAD,
ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of its cooperation partners.

Potential tasks
As a student assistant, you will work closely with quantitative researchers and impact evaluators and
support the design, management, and implementation of quantitative data collections as well as data
analysis for the projects C4ED is carrying out in low- and middle-income countries. Your tasks could

  • Desk review and literature research
  • Support proposal writing and other acquisition work
  • Data cleaning and analysis with Stata and/or R
  • Report writing and formatting (in LaTeX and Word)
  • Assistance in the development, programming, and bench-testing of questionnaires
  • Assistance in data quality assurance during data collection
  • Assistance in the preparation of workshops and meetings
  • Communication support

Profile of candidates
You are a motivated student of Economics, Statistics, Survey Methodology, or a related field and are
interested in gaining first-hand experience in the field of impact evaluations and development econom-
ics, based in Germany. You should have a very good grade point average (GPA) and at least a basic
understanding of impact evaluations. You have very good programming skills using Stata and/or R and
already worked with large datasets. You are experienced in working in Word and, ideally, LaTex, and
have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; written and verbal communication
skills in other languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic) would be a plus. Prior experience
working or living in developing countries, with survey data from the field and knowledge about CAPI
software, is a plus.

You have proven organization and planning skills in your curricular and extra-curricular activities. You
feel comfortable with working independently in dynamic settings and communicating in teams. You
have proven to be flexible and adaptable and enthusiastic to learn on the job. This position offers a
remote work option. Kindly note that applicants are required to have a residency in Germany.

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • Cover letter including an indication of your availability (preferred starting date, preferred work-
    ing hours/month)
  • CV
  • Enrollment certificate
  • Transcript of Records (B.A. and M.A. if applicable)
  • Stata do-files (if available)
  • References from prior employment (if available)

For further information, please contact Please submit your application via email to mentioning „Quantitative Student Assistant“. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling