Quantitative Researcher, International Development - Zambia
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 Researcher to join our International Research and Evaluation group in our Lusaka, Zambia office. The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand quantitative research management experience on exciting evaluations of development programs. We are available to fill this position anytime between now and summer of 2018.
The Quantitative Researcher 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 analysis techniques and methods • Work on moderately complex assignments under indirect supervision • Coordinate with local, regional, and international organizations on research opportunities • Communicate project updates and results to clientele • 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 • Supervise local staff, including researchers, field workers or data collectors • Manage small to medium scale research projects
• Master's degree in the social sciences, statistics, quantitative methods or related field plus 5 years of experience post degree or Ph.D. plus 2 years of experience. • Experience with STATA/SAS/R • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software required • Experience working in Zambia • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills • Ability to work independently on detailed assignments • Willingness to travel as needed • Experience with research proposal development will be an added advantage
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