Jun 21, 2021

Join the Singapore Team as a Research Assistant/Project Coordinator

  • Location: Singapore
  • Full-Time 1-year contract

The Organisation

CEI believes good evidence and effective implementation have the power to solve our most pressing social problems. We are passionate about using our expertise to work with policy makers, practitioners, organisational leaders and funders to effectively use evidence to change lives for the better.

The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) is a global, not-for-profit advisory organisation dedicated to using the best evidence in practice and policy to improve the lives of children, families, and communities facing adversity. Established in Australia in late 2015, CEI is a multi-disciplinary team across four offices in Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney and London. We work with our clients, including policymakers, governments, practitioners, program providers, organisation leaders, philanthropists and funders in three key areas of work:

  • Understand the evidence base
  • Develop methods and processes to put the evidence into practice
  • Trial, test and evaluate policies and programs to drive more effective decisions and deliver better outcomes

CEI works across a range of health and social sectors including child and family welfare, mental health, ageing, housing, education, and international development. CEI is a Singaporean social enterprise and has been in Singapore since 2017 working here and across the region to improve the lives of vulnerable people.

What’s in it for you:

This is an opportunity to launch your career in research and evaluation, and to develop further expertise and skills in methods, project coordination, and working with clients. Our organisational culture embraces social justice, diversity, exceptional quality standards, hard work, and fun.

  • A growing organisation and the opportunity to work with a dynamic international team, located in Singapore, Australia, and London
  • A career that is purpose driven and flexible in a supportive, agile, and positive environment
  • Excellent working conditions, including an additional week of company leave time
  • Competitive salary reflective of skills and experience with a one-month performance bonus
  • Up to $3,700 (pro-rata) health benefits (can be used for the doctor, dentist, optometrist, prescriptions)

The Role:

The primary role of the Research Assistant is to contribute to CEI’s research projects. We are a client-focused advisory organisation delivering strategic projects on behalf of some of Singapore and the region’s most innovative and forward-thinking government agencies, philanthropies and social sector agencies. Our projects are highly varied and require teams that work creatively under pressure to deliver great results of the highest quality standards.

The suitable candidate will find CEI to be a highly motivational and energising environment, providing exposure to a wide range of ideas and opportunities, with a supportive culture that embraces social justice, exceptional quality standards, hard work, and fun. CEI is a learning environment committed to professional development and growth for all team members.

This Research Assistant will play a vital role in projects, undertaking the collection of quantitative and qualitative data, undertaking some data analysis, conducting literature searches, and participating in systematic and rapid reviews. This role also may involve fieldwork.

CEI has a number of Research Assistants in Singapore who are designated “Project Coordinators”. These individuals take on some project coordination responsibility alongside their research responsibilities and they typically bring more skills and experience in delivering research.

The role may include other administrative and project support tasks such as assisting in the preparation of reports, presentations and funding proposals and the organisation of events.

About You:

Our ideal candidate is a smart, savvy, and motivated looking to launch or establish a career in policy-relevant research and evaluation. Perhaps you have just completed a Masters degree, and/or perhaps you have 1-2 years’ experience in a research or project coordination role. You will be enthusiastic to learn, grow and develop by embracing a wide range of experiences and by working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams on fast-paced, rigorous projects. You will thrive in a dynamic environment and are comfortable working independently and flexibly. You will demonstrate high personal productivity and drive.

You have demonstrated skills in:

  • undertaking research activities using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches such as: data collection, data analysis, synthesising and writing up findings, and literature reviews
  • using technology, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite

A proven ability to:

  • produce high-quality work in tight timeframes.
  • form positive working relationships and collaborate well in teams.


  • written and verbal communication skills.
  • conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

And the following personal characteristics:

  • Comfort working independently and flexibly in a truly fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated high personal productivity and drive.
  • Enthusiasm about expanding your skills in research, evaluation, and project coordination.

Interested in learning more about the role? please read through the full Position Description here before applying.


  • An undergraduate degree in psychology, social sciences, education, social work, health, social policy or related disciplines
  • At least 2 years of full-time experience in a relevant field

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. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

To Apply

Please submit your CV plus a separate cover letter (no more than 3 A4 pages) that outlines why you are interested in the role and what you’ll bring to the role by highlighting how your skills, experience and attributes align with the role using the selection criteria as a guideline (you need not address every criterion in turn) and send your application to cei.hr.sg@ceiglobal.org.

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early. The final date to apply is 9-Jul-2021

Position Description – click here or use the Download button below.

Please note: We have a legal responsibility to ensure that all our employees have the legal right to live and work in the country of work. To apply for a role with CEI you must have the right to work inSingapore. If we make an offer of employment, we will need to check that you are eligible to work inSingapore before you start work.

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.