Research Associate

Research Associate

  March 1, 2023   

Research Associate

March 8, 2023
Job Type
Research & Knowledge Sharing
Field of Interest


The Research Associate will be responsible for providing research and implementation support for in-house and external evaluations at The Citizens Foundation (TCF). The role requires someone with a background in research, particularly in the field of education. The Research Associate will be largely working on the evaluations of TCF's Mother-tongue Based multi-lingual education (MTB-MLE) and Teachers' Pedagogy Assessment (TPA) programmes. Candidates with a strong interest in issues of equity, social justice, and inclusive education are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Assist in designing, conducting, and reporting on evaluation studies related to MTB-MLE and Teachers' Pedagogy Assessments.
  • Collect and analyze data using both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Support in the development of research instruments, such as questionnaires and interview guides
  • Conduct literature reviews and prepare research summaries
  • Assist in writing research reports
  • Communicate effectively with project teams and stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate completion of research projects
  • Facilitate in the training of evaluators and enumerators and design training content, illustrative examples, sample templates and reports, process documents, quality assurance protocols etc.
  • Ensure adherence to ethical standards in research activities

Required Skills

  • Excellent academic writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Understanding of educational assessments and evaluation
  • Substantive training in education
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to use critical and reflective thinking in the design, pilot and deployment of various research and evaluative instruments
  • Open-mindedness, curiosity, and passion to derive evidence-informed decision making in education would be of great value to this role
  • Strong interest in issues of equity, social justice, and inclusive education


A bachelor's degree in public policy, social sciences or a combination of social sciences and analytics should provide a strong foundation for this role; however, candidates with degrees in similar disciplines are also encouraged to apply.


2-3 years of research experience (in professional/academic settings)

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