Research Assistant

Centre for Evidence and Implementation| Date Posted: 20-Nov-2019
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Job Nature:
Position Level:
Entry Level, Experienced
Diploma, Bachelor's / Honours

Job Description

  • Singapore location
  • 2 year full-time contract


The organisation:

The Centre for Evidence and Implementation is an intermediary organisation positioned between the domains of policy, research and practice within child, youth and family services.

Our mission is to achieve the most desirable life outcomes for children facing adversity – and their families and communities – through better use of evidence in practice and policy.

We do this by:

  • Generating evidence that contributes to the design of effective policies and programs that support children, families and their communities
  • Translating and disseminating high-quality evidence to support evidence-informed policymaking, thereby promoting policy and service decisions that have the best chance of succeeding
  • Using the science of implementation to build the capacity of organisations to effectively deliver high-quality services
  • Increasing the effectiveness of policy and services through rigorous evaluation of policies, services and their implementation


The role:

The primary role of the Research Assistant is to provide support to CEI (Singapore) staff with the conduct of research projects. This position is responsible for both desk-based and fieldwork research, evidence synthesis and evaluation activities. This may include the collection and collation of quantitative and qualitative data, data analysis (using statistical software), conducting literature searches, screening, data extraction and providing summaries. There may be other administrative tasks relating to the project as required such as assisting in the preparation of reports, presentations and funding proposals.


Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver projects, or components of projects, requiring strong quantitative and qualitative research evaluation and evidence synthesis methodologies as directed
  • Facilitate strong relationships with external stakeholders such as government policymakers, practitioners in the field, and other agency staff as required
  • Support and follow research and evaluation quality control processes
  • Work in an integrated way with others on CEI team as required, using research and evaluation expertise to help achieve project outcomes
  • Other duties as required


Required Competencies:


  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the work of CEI
  • Strong sense of professional ethics and commitment to evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative, solve problems, analyse and interpret data
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills including problem resolution and a collaborative approach to multi-disciplinary teamwork
  • A willingness to work in a fast-paced environment and manage work to meet deadlines ability to establish priorities, and set and meet deadlines
  • A willingness to work flexibly and adaptably
  • Understanding and knowledge of Quality, OH&S and Equal Opportunity principles


  • Highly professional in communications
  • Works with a high level of integrity
  • Commitment to the ongoing development of a strong team culture
  • High levels of motivation and energy
  • Eager to participate and contribute to a learning environment
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development


Key Selection Criteria:


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in health, psychology, social science, or related discipline
  • Knowledge of evidence synthesis, research and evaluation methodology and protocols (e.g. ethics applications)
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research, including data collection, collation and analysis
  • Experience working with clients or stakeholders independently or under supervision
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team-work skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills



  • Experience supporting research projects in health-related disciplines


For further information, please sent to Operations Co-ordinator, Patricia Thong, [Click Here to Email Your Resume]

Closing date: 4 November 2019

Please note: The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) is founded by Save the Children Australia. Being a child-safe organisation, all employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.

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