The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to hire qualified candidate to serve as Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst in its Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD).The successful candidate will support senior research staff in DSGD with reviews, data management, and quantitative analysis with survey data from both Asian and African countries. This is a one-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment. The position will be based in in the institute’s South Asia office in New Delhi, with possible travel overseas. Final grade level will be will be determined by level of experience.
Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Organizing, cleaning, manipulation and analysis of large household data sets
- Assisting with the development and implementation of quantitative surveys in developing countries, including questionnaire development and enumerators’ training.
- Collecting and reviewing relevant policy documents.
- Assisting in the preparation of project reports, policy briefs, and peer reviewed academic publications.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, public policies, or equivalent in other social sciences.
- Demonstrated experience in working with large quantitative data sets (data cleaning, management, analysis, etc.).
- Advanced statistical programing skills using Stata, SPSS, and other packages.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Ability and willingness to travel to developing countries of Asia and Africa.
- Experience with data entry and Computer Assisted Personal Interviews (CAPI) software packages (CSPro, Surveybe, Epi Info, etc).
- Knowledge of multilevel regression methods.Demonstrated writing skills on economic policy issues.
- Experience in survey design, questionnaire design, and conducting and supervising household surveys in developing countries.
- Experiences of working in developing countries.