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If you are interested in a career with Civitas, email your resume to or fill our online application form.

Research Associates

Work Profile:

Key accountabilities
  1. Research and Writing
    • Conduct research related to socio-economic and political policies, and for existing projects
    • Write articles, briefs and background notes for our publications or websites

  2. Projects
    • Conceptualise new projects in accordance with the demand of the socio-economic and political scenario
    • Manage projects by efficient utilisation of resources - time, money and people
    • Work with the marketing team to transform the projects into a revenue-generating models
    • Meet the targets set by Civitas

  3. Team Building
    • Forecast additional number and type of manpower requirements according to new project demands
    • Build a team of committed employees who will work in alignment with the goals of the organisation

  4. Supporting networking and advocacy (in coordination with the marketing team)
    • Help organise advocacy meetings, strategy and networking meeting, and other events
    • Attend meetings with government officials, media and civic society organisations
    • Help build relationships with decision makers and key stakeholders
    • Provide input into advocacy and network strategies

  5. Supporting efficient functioning of the organisation
    • Provide support to colleagues within the team
    • Assist in the smooth functioning of the office
    • Attend relevant seminars, conferences and meetings, and present the learning to the organisation
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Post graduation in economics/ mathematics/ development studies/ business economics/ statistics or a graduate degree in engineering
  • At least three years of market-driven research in different domains
  • Proven research skills and the ability to work with spreadsheets and conduct data analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Should be good with numbers and analytics
  • Good information technology skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on a wide variety of tasks
  • Sound knowledge in statistics and functional knowledge of SPSS or other relevant software
  • Leadership, managerial and organizational experience of working with multi-location field teams
  • Should have published at least three articles in local newspapers or magazines or should have been a blogger for the past two years
  • Demonstrated ability to work towards and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization
  • Fluency in English
Location: The role will be based in Kochi, but will involve extensive travel to project/programme locations, as and when required.
Duration: A minimum commitment of 1 year is necessary. The first three months will be probationary.
Compensation: Negotiable; decent in the sector.
Those interested should send an application with their resume to

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