Research Analyist I/II

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Research Analyst I or Research Analyst II in its Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND).  This is a two-year, exempt, fixed-term, renewable appointment. The position will be based in Washington, DC, with travel overseas. Final position title will be based on experience.  The successful candidate will work on several research projects, including impact evaluation projects involving household survey data collection and analysis.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The organization, cleaning, manipulation and analysis of large household data sets
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of quantitative surveys in developing countries, including questionnaire development, field team training and development of software applications for recording interview responses on tablet computers
  • Preparation of tables and graphs for reports
  • Collaborating on analysis of survey data with the research team
  • Assistance in the preparation of proposals, project deliverables, briefs and papers
  • Ability and willingness to travel overseas
  • Other duties as assigned which may include literature reviews

    Required Skills:

  • Research Analyst I: Bachelor’s degree and experience (3 years) or Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Epidemiology or equivalent
    • Research Analyst II: Master’s degree, plus minimum of 3 years’ relevant, post-Master’s work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with large quantitative data sets (data cleaning, management, analysis, etc.)
  • Advanced STATA skills, including programming
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision

    Preferred skills

  • Fluency in French
  • Experience with data entry and CAPI software packages (CSPro, Surveybe, Epi Info, etc)
  • Knowledge of regression methods
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills
  • Training and experience in methods for designing and conducting causal impact evaluations, including randomized controlled trials (RCT), and other methods
  • Experience in survey design, questionnaire design, and conducting and supervising household surveys in developing countries; field experience related to gender, nutrition and agriculture.
  • Experience working in developing countries