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Project Associate (Field Operations)

Date: 01-Oct-2022

Location: Bukit Timah Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Purpose

The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) is a policy research think-tank in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. IPS would like to appoint a Project Associate, Field Operations, for its Social Lab department, on a yearly renewable contract. The role will be responsible for assisting the Project Manager in executing fieldwork duties for research projects. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing a team of interviewers, ensuring high-quality and timely data collection via face-to-face/door-to-door and computer-assisted telephone interviews, using structured questionnaires.

Job Description

•    Assisting Project Manager in setting up the project
•    Providing support in project coordination for fieldwork
•    Recruiting, training, and leading interviewers to complete the fieldwork on time
•    Briefing and monitoring interviewers on fieldwork projects
•    Ensuring data and fieldwork quality control at the source
•    Managing resources to ensure the completion of projects in a timely manner
•    Checking for accuracy and acceptability of data collected before preparing payment to interviewers and/or recruiters


•    Proven interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
•    Skilled in team motivation and team leadership
•    Ability to cope with pressure and tight timelines
•    Willingness to travel and monitor surveys interview process
•    Experience in fieldwork operations would be an advantage
•    Basic Microsoft Office skills, including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
•    Competent in English and one or more of the following languages – Chinese, Malay, or Tamil
•    Candidate must possess at least a Diploma or equivalent

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Your cover letter/CV should include details such as your highest qualifications, last drawn salary, expected salary, and reasons for leaving your last/current position. Please also state when you expect to be able to begin work if this position is offered to you.

(We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.)

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Bukit Timah Campus

Organization: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Department : Institute of Policy Studies

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 16378