Job Summary

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Analyst I within the Environment and Production Technology Division’s Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) program. This is a 7-month, exempt, fixed-term appointment based in Washington D.C.

Essential Duties:

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in basic data cleaning, prepare large datasets and maintain up-to-date content on the ASTI website.
  • Assist, as needed, in survey data processing and cleaning
  • Conduct quantitative analysis of agricultural R&D investment and productivity data
  • Assist in conducting literature reviews & synthesis, drafting reports, papers, briefs, and memos as requested
  • Respond to internal/external data and analysis requests
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus two years of relevant professional experience or Master’s degree in Agricultural or Development Economics, or a related field
  • Experience using statistical packages (Stata, preferred), mathematical optimization and modeling (GAMS), proficiency in the use of spreadsheets (Excel), and experience in the analysis of large household and secondary datasets.
  • Familiarity with theoretical and technical issues related to agriculture, economic development, and food security.
  • Excellent drafting skills and analytical mind.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth statistical analysis and report the results.
  • Experienced in conducting literature reviews of academic publications, research reports, etc.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent English writing skills, especially technical and academic writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills and ability to work in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, to and consistently meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative and minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in microeconomics and statistics
  • Familiarity with working on development issues in Africa, Asia, and/or Latin America
  • Proficiency in a second language of the U.N. system