Research Analyst II

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Job Summary

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Pakistan seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Analyst-II within the Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD). This is a one year renewable appointment based in Islamabad, Pakistan.  The RA-II will work on Pakistan Agriculture Capacity Enhancement (PACE) Project. Applicants must have work authorization for Pakistan.

Essential Duties:

Specific Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Co-author reports and edit publications.
  • Help develop & coordinate technical workshops (HQ and in the field)
  • Assist in preparation of discussion papers, donor reports
  • Maintain applicable websites, annotated bibliographies &/or project inventories.
  • Develop data documentation manuals or other learning materials, as needed
  • Assist in handling household survey data (including survey design, sampling & questionnaire)
  • Assist with field implementation of survey activities (training survey enumerators, etc.)
  • Assist with development of research instruments and analytical tools
  • Conduct data analysis, statistical analysis, econometric analysis
  • Conduct literature reviews & synthesis
  • Assist in preparing large datasets for public access
  • Reply to internal/external data requests
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Public Policy or a closely related field plus 3 years of post-Master’s experience in relevant work.
  • Strong background in Microeconomics, Management, or Organizational Dynamics Analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating activities in the field
  • Experience assisting in coordinating data field surveys in Asia
  • Demonstrated experience in effective interaction and coordination with collaborators and project partners
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills
  • Ability to perform quantitative data analysis
  • Excellent drafting skills and analytical mind
  • Excellent econometric skills on cross-section and panel data analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth statistical analysis and report the results
  • Skill in financial analysis, nutrition related topics, or economic modelling
  • Experienced in conducting literature reviews of academic publications, research reports, etc.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently meet deadlines and manage time well
  • Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative and minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with popular software packages & Internet based systems.
  • Skilled in programming in STATA, GAMS and in managing household databases.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in agricultural economics/agricultural resource economics and environmental economics.
  • Strong background in microeconomics and industrial organization.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in designing training modules, institutional changes, capacity building and report writing.
  • Proficiency in a second language of the U.N. system, and independently conducting technical workshops.

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