Research Analyst-I (FO19-014)

Job Summary:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Research Analyst in its South Asia Regional Office. The position will be based in New Delhi India, with frequent travel and extended stays in different parts of rural India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The successful candidate will work on several research projects, including impact evaluation projects involving household survey data collection and analysis. Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in India.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the development and implementation of primary surveys in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, including questionnaire development, field team training and development of software applications for recording interview responses on tablet computers
  • The organization, cleaning, manipulation and analysis of large secondary data sets
  • Collaborating on analysis of primary and secondary data with the research team
  • Assistance in the organization of stakeholder meetings and workshops and preparation of project reports, policy briefs and journal articles.
  • Interacting with senior government officials in Bihar, West Bengal, Bangladesh and Nepal for better understanding of government policies and programs

    Required Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience working with large quantitative data sets (data cleaning, management, analysis, etc.)
  • Excellent Stata skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision

    Preferred skills

  • Experience with data entry and CAPI software packages (ODK, Surveybe, Epi Info, etc)
  • Knowledge of regression methods
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills
  • Training and experience in methods for designing and conducting impact evaluations, including randomized controlled trials (RCT), and other methods
  • Experience in survey design, questionnaire design, and conducting and supervising household surveys in India
  • Experience working in rural India