• Quantitative Research Associate, International Development

    Job Location US-DC
    Job ID
    10304
    Job Location
    United States
    Category
    Research
  • Overview

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) International Research and Evaluation group strives to improve the quality of life in developing countries by using rigorous research and evaluation to enhance education and social development. We conduct 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. Our work contributes to policy and financial decisions at the national and international level in countries around the world.

    AIR is seeking a Quantitative Research Associate to join our International Research and Evaluation group in Washington, D.C. The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand quantitative data management and research experience on exciting evaluations of development programs. We are available to fill this position anytime between now and summer of 2018.

    Responsibilities

    The Quantitative Research Associate provides statistical and analytical support, responsibilities include:
    • Collect, compile, validate, interpret, and analyze data and trends using standard practices and techniques
    • Perform computer modeling or simulation or simple to moderately complex forecasting using standard software packages
    • Apply quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques and methods
    • Work on moderately complex assignments under indirect supervision
    • Conduct literature reviews and write sections of proposals and deliverables
    • Responsible for maintaining and checking the accuracy of data for assigned projects
    • Communicate project support needs and requests to senior management and clientele, provide administrative support where applicable
    • Utilize external resources to supplement, organize, and contribute to tasks and projects
    • Budget management and development

    Qualifications

    • Master's degree in the social sciences, statistics, quantitative methods or related field
    • Experience with STATA/SAS/R or survey research required
    • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software required
    • Experience working in other countries required
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently on detailed assignments
    • Willingness to travel as needed
    • Fluency in any of the following languages preferred: Spanish, French, Arabic

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