Research Analyst I/II

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Analyst I/II within the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division (MTID). The successful candidate will support senior research staff in MTID with survey implementation, evaluations and experiments related to inclusive and efficient agricultural value chains.  

The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand field and analysis experience in an international organization undertaking cutting-edge development research based in Washington D.C., with travel overseas. This is a one-year, exempt, renewable appointment.  Final position title will be based on experience.

Essential Duties:

 Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to management of research projects and coordination with partners.
  • Organization, cleaning, management, and statistical/econometric analysis of large household data sets.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of quantitative surveys in developing countries, including questionnaire development and programming for CAPI, field team training and development of software applications for recording interview responses on tablet computers.
  • Assisting with planning and running field operations related to survey collection, ensuring adherence to the research design, monitoring data quality, and supporting data analysis as needed.
  • As needed, assisting with the analysis of GIS data and linking that information to survey data.
  • Conducting literature reviews, preparation of tables and graphs to contribute to proposals, project deliverables, briefs, and papers.
  • Assist in preparing large datasets for public access to promote transparency and openness in social science research.
  • Ability and willingness to travel overseas.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Research Analyst I: Bachelor’s degree plus two years of post-degree relevant professional experience
  • Research Analyst II: Master’s degree plus minimum 3 years of relevant, post-Master’s work experience.
  • Excellent skills in programming in Stata and in managing household databases.
  • Familiarity with quantitative research methods used in behavioral and development economics, particularly randomized controlled trials, and laboratory experiments.
  • Excellent econometric skills on cross-section and panel data analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth statistical analysis and report the results.
  • Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail evidenced by accurate and reproducible work.
  • Experienced in conducting literature reviews of academic publications, research reports, etc.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently meet deadlines and manage time well
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative and minimal supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with data entry and CAPI software packages (CSPro, Survey CTO, Survey Solutions, Epi Info, etc)
  • Skilled in programming in Stata, R, Python, JavaScript, SQL, etc.
  • Experience in survey design, questionnaire design, and conducting and supervising household surveys in developing countries.
  • Experience with ArcGIS and GIS data
  • Field experience related to agriculture and nutrition, is a strong plus.
  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or French.

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 0-10 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

At IFPRI, we prioritize the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends.  In response to the increased transmissibility with recent COVID-19 variants, all US-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, as a condition of employment. Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

IFPRI Washington D.C has a hybrid work environment that allows staff members a minimum of two days in-office work and three days remote work.

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is an equal employment opportunity employer – F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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