Research Analyst I/II

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Job Summary

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Research Analyst for a full-time one-year, renewable appointment in its Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD). This position will provide support to research projects in the division’s portfolio of research around natural resource strategies. The position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington DC and is renewable depending on performance and funding.

Essential Duties

Specific Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Carry out quantitative analysis and preparing research outputs
  • Assist with the design and implementation of field work including instrument design, coding computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI) questionnaire, and local field team training
  • Assist with the preparation of tables, graphs, presentations, and section text for project deliverables, briefs, blogs, and research papers
  • Conduct literature review
  • Assist with project coordination and management tasks
  • Travel overseas for meetings and field work (as feasible, based on COVID-19 health guidance)
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus two years of relevant professional experience or Master’s degree (for Research Analyst I) or Master’s degree and three years of relevant professional experience following the master’s degree (for Research Analyst II) in economics, statistics, sociology, political economy, international development, international public policy, environmental policy, or a closely related field 
  • Strong quantitative skills and experience with data cleaning, organization, and analysis
  • Proficient at STATA
  • Solid training on mixed-method approach and econometrics
  • Strong writing and research communication skills
  • Strong aptitude of interpreting, synthesizing and communicating research results to various types of audience
  • Experience with literature review and summarizing findings
  • Experience with policy-relevant research with background in environment, natural resource management, sustainability, livelihoods, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and/or stakeholder engagement
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently and reliably meet deadlines and manage time well
  • Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative and minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid training on qualitative analysis and familiar with NVivo or other qualitative data analysis software
  • Experience with conducting surveys (using CAPI) and field work in developing countries
  • Experience working with household survey data
  • Experience with coordinating project activities and supporting project management
  • Experience with multidisciplinary projects and working with diverse team members
  • Fluency in Spanish or French


Physical Demand & Work environment

  • Employee will sit in an upright position for a long period of time. 
  • Employee will lift between 0-10 pounds. 
  • Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminal; extensive reading.

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