J-PAL South Asia is hiring a Policy Associate for Labour Markets and Firms sectors in New Delhi, India. If you have a passion for evidence-informed policy, impact evaluation, and a commitment to international development, apply now!

Policy Associate- Labour Markets and Firms

  • Organization: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia
  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • Application Deadline: Apply before 1st Feb 2024

About J-PAL South Asia:

J-PAL South Asia, based in India, leads J-PAL’s efforts in the South Asia region. It conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and supports effective program scale-ups. J-PAL South Asia has a strong focus on Labour Markets and Firms sectors, addressing challenges in jobseeker support, worker welfare, firm growth, and productivity.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 0-2 years of professional experience (Master’s preferred)
  • Length of Commitment: Two years
  • Start Date: ASAP

Job Description:

The Policy Associate will contribute to J-PAL South Asia’s mission by supporting new randomized evaluations, synthesizing and disseminating evidence, and fostering partnerships. The role specifically focuses on Labour Markets and Firms sectors. Key responsibilities include evidence generation, synthesis, and dissemination, policy outreach, project coordination and management, and miscellaneous support to the Policy team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify stakeholders in labour/skill development and private sector development.
  • Catalyze new randomized evaluation research by aligning innovative projects with J-PAL affiliated professors.
  • Compile insights from randomized evaluations and translate complex research findings into policy-relevant materials.
  • Assist in preparing background notes, memos, updates, and presentations for partnerships.
  • Engage with policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders to disseminate research findings.
  • Support in organizing policy outreach events and workshops.
  • Assist in managing and coordinating project development activities for new research projects.
  • Stay updated on current trends in labour and industrial policy in India.
  • Support J-PAL SA on public goods within the Policy vertical and other verticals.


  • Education: Bachelor’s/Master’s degree; training in statistics is a minimum requirement.
  • Experience: 0-2 years of relevant work experience; interest in international development policy and program evaluation.
  • Communication: Detail-oriented, comfortable with public speaking, ability to communicate policy lessons from technical academic work.
  • Attitude: Willing to learn, passionate about international development policy and rigorous research, self-motivated, and team-oriented.

How to Apply:

  • CLICK HERE for the Official Notification and apply for the Recruitment.

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