Seeking a Research Assistant in our Singapore office

Are you a research self-starter with excellent communication and collaboration skills, and a passion for improving services and policies for disadvantaged communities?
Do you want to join a successful and growing global organisation dedicated to creating lasting and effective social change?

  • Dynamic international team, located in Singapore, London, Norway, and Australia
  • Career that is purpose-driven and flexible in a supportive, agile, and positive environment
  • Excellent working conditions
  • Initially a 2-year contract

What will the Research Assistant do?

Contributing to the delivery of research projects, the Research Assistant’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Collecting quantitative and qualitative data
  • Undertaking data analysis
  • Conducting literature searches and participating in systematic and rapid reviews (screening, data extraction and providing summaries)
  • Administrative tasks such as assisting in the preparation of reports, presentations and funding proposals and the organisation of events

What makes you great for this role?

Our ideal candidate is a smart, reliable, and motivated individual who can demonstrate outstanding skills based on previous experience.

You’ll have:

  • Demonstrated skills in undertaking research activities using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches such as: data collection, data analysis, synthesising and analysing findings, writing up findings and developing reports, and literature reviews
  • Demonstrated skills in using technology, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proven ability to produce high-quality work in tight timeframes.
  • Proven ability to form positive working relationships and collaborate well in teams as well as forming positive relationships with practitioners and service users
  • Willingness and ability to expand your research skills and experience across substantive practice areas
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Mandarin
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, problem-solving and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills that enable you to collaborate well with multi-disciplinary teams and with a range of professionals, service users and colleagues
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the work of CEI
  • A strong sense of social justice, professional ethics and commitment to evidence-based practice
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment and manage your work to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to work flexibly and adaptably

Just as importantly, you are someone who is:

  • Highly professional in communication
  • Works with a high level of integrity
  • Committed to the ongoing development of a strong team culture
  • A self-starter with lots of initiative and high levels of motivation and energy
  • Eager to participate in and contribute to a learning environment and to their own professional development
  • Willing to travel within the Singapore and occasionally more widely


  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in psychology, social sciences, education, social work, health, social policy or related disciplines
  • Postgraduate study is also desirable

You can find more information about the role in the job description.

Diversity and Inclusion at CEI

We are committed to improving outcomes for communities who are facing adversity through leveraging the best available evidence. We value diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and with lived experience of the social issues our work addresses and in the communities we aim to serve.

How do I apply?

Please submit your CV, plus a separate cover letter (of no more than 3 A4 pages) detailing why you are interested in the role and what skills, experience and other attributes you bring – aligned with the key areas of responsibility and key selection criteria in the Position Description. You need not address each criterion specifically; we are looking for an overall picture of your strengths and experience relevant to the role.

Send your application to:

The deadline for applications is 9am (SGT), Monday 9th Oct 2023

Target date for interviews: week of 16th Oct 2023

If you would like any further information, please contact us:

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 and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.