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Duration: Fixed Term Contract for 24 months

Based: New Delhi, India

Closing date: 20th July 2024

About us

Change Alliance Pvt Ltd is a leading development sector consultancy providing market-leading development services to the civil society, private sector and government. Change Alliance offers a unique combination of proven track-record, breadth of expertise and extensive reach to bridge the gap between policy and practice. With its wide network of partners and civil society organisations Change Alliance provides natural entry points for projects on various development issues which cut across social and geographical divisions.

Change Alliance’s services include design and management of large programmes; CSR advisory services; monitoring, evaluation and research; technical advisory and knowledge services; and training and capacity building across sectors and industry verticals.

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Role purpose

The purpose of the role is to contribute to executing external studies and research projects. The role holder will lead, manage and support research and consultancy programmes in accordance with the expectations of the client. S/he will plan and implement assignments by making detailed plans & internal budgets, hiring consultants, developing tools, managing field work, conducting analyses & preparing reports. This role will involve working with a team of researchers and will require ensuring effective management and execution of assignments. The role holder will also support in business development through proposal development and client presentations, wherever required.

Role context

This role will be based in New Delhi and the role holder will directly report to the “Senior Manager-Impact Advisory”. The role will require a strong aptitude and skill-sets for quantitative research, especially primary and secondary research. The role will contribute to successful execution of research and consultancy projects taken up by CAPL. The role requires coordinating and working closely with the internal and external stakeholders. The post holder will be expected to ensure that projects are managed and executed effectively as per agreement and allocated resources. The post holder will be required to travel to project locations as and when required. The post holder in consultation with the line manager will directly manage and support research and consultancy projects and externally represent Change Alliance wherever appropriate. In addition, the post holder will provide technical guidance and support to the business development team by contributing to proposal development. The role holder will also support in knowledge management and learning initiatives.

Specific responsibilities:

Preparatory activities for delivering research and consulting assignment

  • Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders on matters relating to the projects
  • Developing detailed plans and guidelines for delivering research and consulting assignments
  • Conducting desk review, literature survey and secondary data analysis as per requirement
  • Developing high quality conceptual frameworks, research frameworks and indicators
  • Developing ethical standards, protocols and research tools and finalising them through appropriate field testing
  • Training of field teams
  • Managing development of data entry packages

Managing Field work

  • Undertake field visits to project locations as and when necessary
  • Executing sampling framework and identifying respondents
  • Managing high quality data collection with ethical standards
  • Conducting qualitative survey and developing transcripts
  • Ensuring data quality and completeness through back-checks and data verifications

Data analysis and Reporting

  • Data cleaning and developing final databases
  • Collate and analyse the data collected
  • Prepare reports and presentations to be shared with the client/partners
  • Managing project delivery within budgeted costs

Promote learning and knowledge management

  • Develop guidelines and reference documents for delivery of research and consulting assignments
  • Evolve internal Knowledge Management (KM) solutions to improve information access to team members
  • Build network with other research organizations and institutions to share research findings and for collaborative initiatives
  • Develop project and research briefs for wider dissemination
  • Support staff in identifying indicators, data analysis, report writing and sharing of findings
  • Build capacities of team members in research and data analysis

Contribute to business development

  • Work along with the Head – Impact Advisory and the business development team on potential projects
  • Develop technical proposals and cost estimates for the opportunities
  • Develop and deliver client presentations for business development as required
  • Interact with prospective partners/clients as and when necessary

About you

We need a candidate with at least a Post Graduate degree or equivalent qualification with at least 5 years of experience in research and M&E. The candidate must have track record of high-quality research and consulting assignments in consulting firms, research agencies or not–for–profit organizations, along with the confidence and ability to deliver high quality assignments.

Applied skills/knowledge and expertise Essential

  • At least 5 years of experience in research, documentation and field work. Experience of designing both Qualitative and Quantitative research projects will be preferred
  • Post Graduate degree in population sciences, research, economics and/or statistics or any other discpline with a strong concentration on highly analytical and quantitative aspects.
  • Significant experience in managing and executing research and consultancy projects
  • Strong written and spoken English and advanced writing skills.
  • Experience in designing and leading specific research projects
  • Strong data analysis skills (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Strong skills in using analysis packages like Excel, SPSS, EPI, STATA, NVivo etc.
  • Ability to work on different themes and subjects depending on the need of the projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to discuss and address sensitive issues
  • Excellent proposal writing skills.
  • Ability to work in teams and independently


  • Skill in developing and rolling out M&E systems
  • Skills in developing android based data management applications

How to Apply

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to send a cover letter and their updated and detailed CV to the Email ID:, by or before 20th July 2024

Important Note: Please mention “Application for the post of Research Associate”

Further information

We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organization; we will offer appropriate rewards and benefits that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the society, irrespective of caste, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We encourage applications from socially excluded communities, i.e SCs (Dalits), STs (Adivasi), people living with disabilities and especially women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Change Alliance is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviors including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Change Alliance is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Change Alliance’s Safeguarding policy and sign Change Alliance’s Code of Conduct.

Change Alliance has a vision of changing lives through inclusive growth and sustainable development for a better tomorrow. It exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty and lead a dignified life.

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