• Principal Investigator - Morocco

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    American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a U.S. based not-for-profit company specializing in education programming, educational assessment, and other social policy issues. AIR’s International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of people in developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local and international stakeholders in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. We seek to ensure children’s equitable access to all levels of education, improve the quality and relevance of education, and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change.


    AIR is seeking a Principal Investigator (PI) to supervise the quality of the evaluation design and execution for the USAID Performance Evaluation of the Reading For Success (RFS) Project and Midterm Evaluation of RFS-National Program for Reading (NPR) Activity. The PI will be responsible for completing qualitative analysis on the data, disseminating findings, identifying lessons learned, and delivering evidence from evaluations.

    Eligibility: Moroccan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    This position is contingent on funding.


    • Master’s degree or PhD in sociology, anthropology, education or related field with relevant experience in ethnographic research
    • Minimum 8 years of experience working in development, preferably in education or another social sector; minimum 7 years of experience managing and conducting qualitative and mixed methods evaluations
    • Strong background and training in qualitative and ethnographic research methodologies
    • Experience managing or conducting evaluation of education and early grade reading programs (in the Moroccan context preferred)
    • Experience conducting site visits, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions
    • Experience analyzing data using qualitative analysis software such as NVivo
    • Experience in successful dissemination, including but not limited to writing and publishing research reports for scholarly (peer reviewed) and non-scholarly audiences, delivering presentations and providing consultation to a diverse range of stakeholders, and effectively tailoring messages to the audience
    • Candidates speaking French required, and Arabic preferred



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