Apply By: July 18, 2023

RFQ: Research Consultants, India

Position Overview

Title: RFQ: Research Consultants, India
Classification: RFP
Location and Duration: Remote and/or in person in India.

Position Summary

Women’s World Banking is seeking experienced individual research consultants with qualitative and/or quantitative research skills to conduct either remote or in-person research regarding women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment in India. This process is to put a set of individuals on retainer to be used as resources for work across Women’s World Banking’s research portfolio over the coming years.

Roles and Responsibilities

About Women’s World Banking Research

Women’s World Banking’s research functions serves both internal and external goals of the organization, contributing to our work in India. Internally, qualitative and quantitative research informs the development, deployment, and assessment of financial services for low-income customers in our priority market. Externally, research helps Women’s World Banking to pursue its ambitious research agenda through the following questions:

  1. What is the relationship between women’s financial inclusion and women’s economic empowerment?
  2. What are the unique needs of women customers, and how can FSPs be responsive to these needs?
  3. Where are women in the future of finance?
  4. What are the policy, infrastructure, and environment enablers of women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment?

Women’s World Banking uses a bench of consultants to help us answer these questions through individual research projects focused on one of these four questions.

 Objectives & Responsibilities

Research consultants undertake any combination of the following activities:

  • Background research
  • Literature reviews
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Research instrument design
  • Sampling strategy
  • Conducting interviews
  • Holding focus groups
  • Fielding surveys
  • Additional data collection
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Drafting results write-ups
  • Additional activities as they emerge

 Duration of Consultancy

The duration of the consultancy varies from one week to two years, depending on the needs of the project. Selected candidates will be put on retainer for one year, with varying project lengths conducted under the retainer contract.


Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must have:

  • A graduate-level education (Master’s or PhD)
  • At least two years of experience with either qualitative or quantitative research outside of student work
  • A track record of delivering quality work as a research consultant or in a role undertaking similar work
  • Fluency with Stata, R (for quant analysis); NVivo or Dedoose (for qual analysis)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • A stable internet connection

How to Apply

Applications must be received no later than July 18, 2023 at midnight IST.

 Please include the below in your application:

  • Cover letter, including the below elements:
    • A brief statement of your capacity to complete this work, listing similar projects and completed/relevant organizational experience;
    • Availability; and
    • Expected daily rate
  • Resume / CV; and
  • A short list of professional referees Women’s World Banking may contact (at least two).

Applicants may submit their question(s) in writing until July 13, 2023 to Please include in the e-mail subject line “Questions: RFQ: Research Consultants, India”.

This RFQ does not guarantee or commit Women’s World Banking to proceeding with the above described work. Due to the overwhelming responses not all candidates will be contacted.

About Women's World Banking

We believe in being a force for the greater good, devoted to accelerating and growing the financial inclusion of women. With rapidly changing markets, influenced by technology and social behavioral expectations, we are embarking on a new chapter to transform the way we design and implement solutions.

For over 40 years, Women’s World Banking has partnered with financial institutions, showing them the benefit of investing in women as customers. We equip these institutions with in-depth research and data driven insights to develop financial products and educational programs. While our clients are financial service providers, our mission is to engage consumers – women who are marginalized by financial systems.

Women’s World Banking and WWB Asset Management is an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.