Research Coordinator I

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Job Summary

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Research Coordinator for IFPRI – South Asia Regional (SAR) Office for a one-year, renewable appointment. Under the supervision of the Director-South Asia, IFPRI. The Research Coordinator will coordinate different projects activities involving research, capacity building, and policy outreach in the food and agricultural policy space.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advises and assists researchers and other professional staff to manage research programs.
  • Survey design, implementation, and reporting.
  • Support the dissemination and publication of research results in policy briefs and other targeted publications.
  • Project Proposal development
  • Project Proposal development
  • Writes and edits reports, papers, policy briefs, and journal articles.
  • Design presentation and outreach materials.
  • Coordinate with donors and stakeholders.
  • Writes and edits reports, papers, policy briefs, and journal articles.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in the fields of Economics, Public Policy, or Development Studies or related field.
  • Experience in developing training materials on the collection and use of gender-disaggregated data and statistics.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize results from social science research for the development community, including policy makers, policy advisers, and researchers.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience of project coordination in international organization
  • Experience working with international and national researchers.

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 activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminal; extensive reading.

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