Research Analyst

Jul 28 2022

Job Summary: •   The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Analyst I within the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division (MTID). 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.


•    Organization, cleaning, management and statistical/econometric analysis of large household datasets  • •    Assisting with the development and implementation of quantitative surveys in developing countries, including questionnaire development and field team training and monitoring. •    Conducting literature reviews, preparation of tables and graphs to contribute to initiative deliverables, briefs and papers. •    Contributing to management of research projects and coordination with partners •    Contributing to scaling readiness of initiative innovations  •    Other duties as assigned

•    Bachelor’s degree plus two years of post-degree relevant professional experience or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline • •    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:

•    Knowledge about plant health  • •    Skills and experiences in machine learning methods and big data analysis  •    Experience with data entry and CAPI software packages (CSPro, Survey CTO, Survey Solutions, Epi Info, etc) •    Experience with ArcGIS and GIS data •    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. •    Field experience related to agriculture and nutrition, is a strong plus. •    Proficiency in Spanish and/or French.

Employee will sit in an upright position for a long period of time with little opportunity to move/stretch

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 menbers 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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