Assistant Lead, Research - Migrants Resilience Collaborative

Jan Sahas

Jan Sahas

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Delhi, India
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Job Description - Assistant Lead, Research - MRC at Jan Sahas

Hiring for: Assistant Lead, Research – Migrants Resilience Collaborative

Apply by: 15th February, 2024

For queries:

Report to: Research Lead, Migrants Resilience Collaborative

Location: Delhi

Travel: Yes, for field work, organisational events, and meetings.

Annual CTC: Competitive compensation and benefits package (commensurate based on experience)

About Jan Sahas:

About the organisation Jan Sahas, established in the year 2000, is a not for profit grassroots organization committed to promote the development and protect the rights of socially excluded communities with the special focus on girls and women through eradication of all forms of bondage including manual scavenging and caste-based prostitution; empowerment of adolescent girls and women to end violence and gender justice, skill development for dignified livelihoods and social entrepreneurship; legal aid for access to justice and reform in the criminal justice system; land and agriculture development; develop barefoot lawyers to build victim or survivors as leader and empowerment of communities through capacity and organisation building. With our national office in New Delhi. We are currently working in ~100 districts of 13 states in India. To know more please visit at:

About the Migrants Resilience Collaborative (MRC):

Jan Sahas established the Migrants Resilience Collaborative (MRC) in 2020 to fix India’s broken social protection delivery systems, ensuring the resilience and dignity of migrants. Led by Jan Sahas, MRC is a collaborative with EdelGive Foundation, Global Development Incubator, and currently 11 CBO partners. MRC builds on Jan Sahas’ two decade-long experience of working with migrants to implement a two-pronged strategy: First, direct implementation where we work to implement last mile delivery systems, ensuring the most vulnerable migrants have access to existing protections. Second, systems change, where we partner with governments - particularly food and labour departments in states - to strengthen infrastructure and implementation, as well as with industry where we work with investors and real-estate companies to improve incentives and accountability towards worker welfare.

In the last two years alone, we have scaled our work to nearly 100 districts across 13 states alongside 11 partner organisations. Together, we have facilitated social security benefits for over 2.3 million migrant workers, unlocking over $100 million in government spending and equipping migrants with cash transfers, insurance, rations for their families, and other life-changing benefits. We have successfully enabled redressal for more than 18,000 workers, including rescuing over 1,400 from forced labor. We have also laid the foundation for systems change work, establishing partnerships with four state governments and engaging ten large companies who are already paying to facilitate benefits for over 12,000 workers on-site.

About the position:

The Assistant Lead, Research will be an integral part of the research team and will be working on multiple projects under the Migrants Resilience Collaborative. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to work in the development sector and have demonstrated ability to work as part of a diverse team.

Currently, the team consists of 4 members – 2 Research Leads, 2 Senior Research Coordinators and 1 Research Coordinator working under the Migrants Resilience Collaborative and Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children verticals.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead multiple research projects under MRC in South and Southeast Asia.

● Provide inputs and support on research design and methodology for research projects

● Conduct in-depth desk research

Lead/Assist in design and development of survey tools.

Lead/Assist in training field officers and developing field staff manuals.

● Conduct regular field work (sometimes in remote locations) and assure data reliability.

● Data cleaning and analysis of primary data - quantitative and qualitative

● Assist in writing high quality research reports.

Closely working with other teams to plan research dissemination and advocacy

● Work closely to coordinate research project related activities - inter-department, partner organisation(s), consultants onboarded for research studies.

● Coordinate logistics and requirements for research team

Ideal qualification and work experience:

● Masters’ degree in social sciences, human rights, law, public policy, development studies or relevant field.

Compulsory: 3-4 years’ experience in research. Candidates with experience on migration/labour related research will be given preference.

Compulsory: Experience in qualitative and quantitative methods and analysis.

Compulsory: Training and experience in any qualitative software package such as Nvivo, Dedoose, etc.

Compulsory: Training and experience in any quantitative software package such as R, Stata, SPSS.

Compulsory: Excellent grasp of English and Hindi (Spoken and written).

Compensation and benefits:

We offer competitive compensation and benefits package.

Annual CTC: Commensurate with experience, skills etc.


Health Insurance

A total of 25 days of annual, casual and sick leave. Additional 6 days of menstrual leave

Maternity leave (as per law), paternity leave

Employee Assistance Program / mental health support

Application Process:

Interested applicants can email and with the subject as “Assistant Lead, Research - MRC”. Applicants must attach their CV and cover letter addressing “why you believe you are the right fit for the role” (300 words max) to be considered eligible. The full process includes 1 assignment and 3 interviews with leaders in the organisation.

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