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Research Assistant

The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies is now looking for a full-time Research Assistant to support CIPS in producing and delivering policy recommendations. This role will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of research activities, such as collecting, monitoring and updating data, conducting literature reviews, and assisting in writing policy papers in accordance with the CIPS focus area.

 

Who Should Apply?

A young researcher who is ready to kick off their career in public policy research and ready to take part in making social change. Fresh graduates with relevant study majors and experience are welcome to apply.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support Researcher in collecting, monitoring, and updating data, including also cleaning or formatting data, creating data visualizations, conducting literature reviews, and assisting in writing policy papers in accordance with the CIPS focus area and with good research standards.

  • Assist in the implementation of research activities, such as taking Focus Group Discussion minutes and preparing activity reports.

  • Provide input, advice, and guidance to EPLP trainees.

  • Contribute in running 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. 

  • Evaluate, store, and collect supporting evidence reports for each research that has been/is being carried out in the form of writing, photos, and videos

  • Cooperate with respective team members in terms of budgeting or administration in accordance with the CIPS SOP.

  • Work closely with other team members to support CIPS events.

Requirements:

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

  2. Passionate about building a career in public policy research (Fresh Graduates are welcome to apply).

  3. Fluent in written and spoken English.

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

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

  6. Able to work under pressure and meet agreed deadlines.

Submit your application below. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.