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Position: Assistant Data Manager Qualification: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.
Job Location: NCAER, New Delhi Experience: A minimum of 3 years’ experience in data management or analysis.
Functional Area: NCAER-NDIC    

Roles and Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work under supervision of Data Manager, NCAER National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC) to provide support to all aspects of technology driven data collection and analysis
  • Participate in all cycles of survey research including:
    • Survey planning and design;
    • Developing computerised data collection systems for in-person, telephone, and web based methods;
    • Supporting survey production cycle;
    • Monitoring in-coming data quality and preparing dashboards to monitor progress;
    • Developing data management systems;
    • Developing systems to ensure data security;
    • Support research activities by providing analytical tables to researchers;
    • Prepare data files for public release and respond to user queries;
    • Train field staff in using data collection programs;
    • Train team members in organizing data files and interpretation; and,
    • Troubleshoot and coordinate maintenance of computers and other equipment;
  • Data Management using SQL
    • Integrate data from multiple data sets into one database system to streamline information;
    • Program specific database functions to create database triggers and design data tables;
    • Write scripts to analyze data and perform specific data queries; and, 
    • Isolate and resolve issues with data and databases.
  • Carry out such other tasks or duties as may be assigned by the NCAER Director General or Director and Deputy Director NCAER National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC) or their designate from time to time


Qualifications, Demonstrated Skills

This position will provide an exciting learning and growth environment for individuals willing to participate in newly developing technologically driven data collection environment in India. While the position requires basic qualifications listed below, we expect to invest substantially in training the individual in working with cutting edge international technology partners and new data collection tools such as Blaise. Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in data management or analysis.
  • Excellent understanding of data administration and management functions (collection, integration, analysis, distribution etc.).
  • Excellent skills with modern database and information system technologies, preferably SQL.
  • Excellent data management and analysis skills in any of the statistical tools like SAS, STATA or SPSS.
  • Ability to decipher and organize large amounts of data.
  • An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to translate complex problems clearly and in nontechnical terms.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use necessary databases and software.
  • Willingness to learn new data collection tools.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to train interviewers and troubleshoot data collection systems.


Duration of Contract:

Initially one year, which may be extended based on availability of budget and performance.



A salary that is competitive and commensurate with the experience of the right candidate. 


Appointment Term

Those interested should submit detailed CV to hr@ncaer.org with the subject line Assistant Data Manager. Candidates based in Delhi or willing to relocate to Delhi may apply. For best consideration, please apply before January 5, 2020.


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