Research Analyst I/II

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Job Summary:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Research Analyst in its New Delhi Office (NDO).  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 with large secondary datasets, and on studies involving household survey data collection and analysis.


Essential Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Managing field experiments in rural India
  • The organization, cleaning, and analysis of large datasets
  • Collaborating on analysis of survey data with the research team
  • Assistance in the preparation project reports, policy briefs and journal articles
  • Other duties as assigned which may include literature reviews and co-authoring papers


Required Qualifications:

  • At the Research Analyst I level, Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, or a closely related field plus two years of relevant work experience or Master’s degree in the above disciplines.
    • At the Research Analyst II level, Master’s degree in above mentioned field plus three years of three years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of standard econometric tools
  • Excellent STATA skills
  • 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.)
  • 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
  • Data scraping skills from internet

Physical Demand & Work environment:

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

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