Quantitative Research Assistant Consultants (remote)

Posted on: 03 June 2022 Deadline: (Ongoing)


The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) promotes evidence-informed equitable, inclusive, and sustainable development. We support the generation and effective use of high-quality evidence to inform decision-making and improve the lives of people living in poverty in low- and middle-income countries. We provide guidance and support to produce, synthesize and quality-assure evidence of what works, for whom, how, why and at what cost. 3ie is registered as a non-governmental organization in the United States. We have offices in New Delhi, London and Washington, DC.

3ie’s Synthesis and Reviews Office in London produces, funds, and communicates policy messages from evidence gap maps and systematic reviews of impact evaluations of development policies and programs. 3ie synthesis projects are designed to make evidence even more accessible and useful to policymakers.

We are recruiting Quantitative Research Assistant Consultants to support various synthesis projects, including evidence gap maps, systematic reviews, and rapid evidence assessments. This is an excellent opportunity for researchers with quantitative skills to enhance their experience in applied research and international development.

Scope of work

The consultants will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support systematic search and screening processes, such as through screening titles and abstracts for inclusion using criteria outlined in a protocol and performing additional literature searches, citation tracking, obtaining full-texts, and targeted searches of institutional websites
  • Extract data from studies, including quantitative data
  • Critical appraisal of included studies
  • Support data analysis
  • Attend meetings related to the work as needed

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • Postgraduate degree in statistics, econometrics, economics, or another related quantitative field
  • Good knowledge of statistical software such as Stata or R
  • Working knowledge of impact evaluation methods (including randomized control trials, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity designs, and propensity score matching)


  • Demonstrable research experience (e.g., working with or analyzing large data sets, preparing manuscripts, creating results and figures, data management)
  • Experience working on systematic reviews (including risk of bias assessments, quantitative data extraction, or meta-analysis)


3ie will recruit several individuals who meet the criteria and are willing to work with us remotely, maintaining core hours conducive to working with colleagues in the Delhi, London and Washington offices. 3ie is an equal-opportunity employer committed to equality and diversity. We do not discriminate based on sex, age, religion, ethnicity, caste, sexual orientation or for being differently abled. We particularly encourage ethnic minorities and differently-abled persons to apply.

Terms of employment

The successful candidate(s) will be paid an hourly rate, commensurate with experience and home-based cost of living. The consultancy contract will initially be full-time or part-time (minimum 20 hours/week) for up to 220 days over a period of 12 months, with possibility for extension if both parties agree. There will be no guaranteed hours, but as new projects arise and where work intensifies on existing projects, we are committed to filling roles through the consultant pool.

The positions are for remote, home-based work. Each consultant is expected to arrange for their own computer and internet connection.

Our policies and procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults from abuse. We follow a zero-tolerance policy for any form of bullying or harassment in the workplace.

How to apply

Please apply by e-mail to 3ieUK@3ieimpact.org with the subject line ‘Your Name, Quantitative Consultant/2022’. The application package must* include the following:

  • A cover letter, not exceeding one page, highlighting your experience relevant to the terms of reference
  • Curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages)
  • An example of your own econometric analysis (coursework and co-authored work is accepted)

* Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will remain open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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