American Institutes for Research

Qualitative Research Associate - Zambia

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The American Institutes for Research (AIR), is hiring a Qualitative Research Associate for a local position in its Zambia office. AIR is one of the leading social science research organizations in the world, using rigorous research and evaluation to enhance health, education and social development in Zambia. It conducts impact evaluations on a wide range of topics including cash transfer programs, early childhood nutrition programs, education interventions, health product distribution programs, and agricultural interventions. We partner with locally based researchers to provide context relevant policy analysis and to help build the research capacity in developing countries. The Zambia office is a new but rapidly growing office which serves as a local branch for all of AIR work in Zambia and Africa region.


The Qualitative Research Associate will:
• Lead the qualitative component of evaluations including the design, data collection, and analysis of qualitative data
• Contribute to collection, validation, analysis and interpretation of qualitative data using NVIVO or similar packages
• Help with quantitative survey designs and translation workshops and with administrative issues as needed
• Report directly to the Zambia Office Director


• Master’s degree is preferred in Social Sciences and at least 3 years of experience conducting formal qualitative research
• Proficiency with NVIVO or similar packages
• In-depth knowledge of Zambian context
• Fluency in at least two languages between Nyanja, Bemba, Tonga



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