Research Assistant

Centre for Evidence and Implementation| Date Posted: 6-Nov-2020
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Job Nature:
Position Level:
Diploma, Bachelor's / Honours

Job Description

  • Singapore location
  • 2-year full time contract
  • Newly created role

The organisation:

The Centre for Evidence and Implementation is an independent, fast growing, intermediary organisation with a dynamic and innovative global team of research, policy and practice experts based in Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. We work with policy makers, governments, practitioners, programme providers, organisation leaders and funders, and are 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 Research Assistant will provide research support to a portfolio of activities related to the Centre for Children and Families. The Centre includes team members from CEI, the National University of Singapore and the Lien Foundation. The Centre brings together experts in the field of child development in a world-leading, multidisciplinary setting focused on improving the emotional, cognitive and social wellbeing of children from conception to early primary school years.

Key responsibilities:

You will successfully

  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative research
  • Complete literature reviews and evidence synthesis
  • Support funding proposals, events and networking

Key capabilities:

Whilst collaborating with team members at the Centre for Children and Families you will

  • Perform literature searches and reviews of best practices for early childhood
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research, including data, collection, analysis and report writing, and use of statistical analysis packages for program evaluation using SPSS, STATA and other databases
  • Support and follow research and evaluation quality control processes
  • Deliver projects, or components of projects, requiring strong quantitative and qualitative research evaluation methodologies as directed
  • Contribute to CEI’s knowledge management, business development and internal operations, activities and processes such as coordinating meetings and preparing notes
  • Support team members to prepare reports, presentations and the conduct of implementation science workshops

What you will bring


  • A commitment to learning and development, and to social justice and CEI’s mission. 
  • Strong team work skills - a proven ability to form positive relationships and work well with colleagues, clients, practitioners and service users
  • Skill and experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research, including data collection, collation and interviews and in conducting literature reviews and report writing
  • Track record in working independently with a high level of personal productivity and work impact, and experience delivering research and evaluation projects within agreed timeframes
  • Exceptional conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in health, social science, or related discipline.
  • Fluency in English


  • Knowledge of early childhood, child welfare and parenting literature

What’s in it for you:

  • Agile work environment
  • Competitive salary reflective of skills and experience

To apply for this role, please submit your cover letter and resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resume].

Applications close  COB Friday 16th October.

Position Description – Research Assistant

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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