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Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan think tank that advocates for practical policy reforms informed by evidence-based policy research and analysis. Our policy perspectives are based on the belief that only civil, political, and economic freedom allows Indonesians to achieve greater prosperity. 


To support our work that covers three research areas: (1) Food Security and Agriculture, (2) Economic Opportunities, and (3) Education, we are currently looking for experienced researchers to join the team.



Carrying out research activities, conducting advocacy, actively reaching out to a wide audience through the media and other related parties, managing research knowledge properly, and carrying out evaluations and reports research, in order to achieve CIPS objectives in conveying policy recommendations to related parties.


Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Propose, conduct, and make research reports in accordance with the research focus areas of the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) and with good research and writing standards, so that the mission of delivering CIPS policy recommendations to related parties can be carried out effectively.

  2. Convey and disseminate the results of CIPS research to stakeholders, policy makers, other organizations and the wider community, as well as maintain good relations with them, to support CIPS' efforts in building public opinion in accordance with the policy recommendations submitted by CIPS.

  3. Support the work of the External Relations team in communication activities (webinars, video content, and other content) to ensure the accuracy of the message delivered.

  4. Writing opinion articles, being a resource person for the media and other related parties as a form of support for wider outreach efforts regarding the delivery of CIPS policy recommendations.

  5. Together with other researchers, run a good knowledge management system for research data in any form (network contacts, resource persons, notes, transcripts, interview recordings, etc.) in order to create good continuity in the implementation of CIPS research.

  6. Actively mentors junior researchers in the team by providing input and guidance to help nurture their skills and knowledge.

  7. Initiate and seek wider outreach with stakeholders or other parties related to research or CIPS policy advocacy and maintain good relations with these parties.

  8. Evaluate and make reports for each research that has been/is being carried out in the form of writing, photos, and videos, to support reporting on research implementation to CIPS donors.


  • Indonesian national with a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in economics, public policy, political economy, international relations, sociology, law, and other related social science majors.

  • Candidates with a master's degree are preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in preparing and conducting research on public policy issues.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Practical experience in fieldwork, interviews, and gathering/analyzing data. Sound methodological knowledge in social science research (e.g., survey, case studies, ethnography, mixed methods) is an advantage.

  • An analytical mindset and critical-thinking skills, and a high interest in Indonesia’s social and economic development

  • Good leadership and project management skills to work independently and in a team. Demonstrable project management experience is a plus.

  • A research portfolio in one or more CIPS’ research areas is preferred.

  • A history of publication (academic articles, analyses, op-eds) and/or speaking engagements is preferred

How to Apply?

Visit the link below and make sure you have all the required documents ready to be uploaded in the form:

  1. Updated CV/Resume

  2. Cover letter (min. 500 words)
    Your cover letter must at least cover this pointers: why you are interested in becoming a researcher at CIPS Indonesia, what or who inspires you to be a researcher, what experience and skill can you bring for the organization, and additionally also tell us your point of views on the current public policy landscape in Indonesia.

Please Apply your Application here before April 3rd 2024!

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