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Senior Research Analyst- International Development

Senior Research Analyst- International Development

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IMPAQ International, a growing and dynamic social science research firm, provides high-quality research and impact evaluation services, policy analysis, survey research and technical assistance and consulting services to U.S. and international government agencies, foundations, and the private sector.  IMPAQ’s mission is to bring together exceptional people to develop innovative and rigorous approaches to evaluate the real-world impact of social policies and programs.  IMPAQ offers three locations: our Corporate Headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, rated one of America’s Best Small Cities; Downtown Washington, D.C. and a Bay Area office in Oakland, California. IMPAQ has a diverse and collegial work environment and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disability/Veterans). 


The Senior Research Analyst will lead a broad range of activities including data analysis, program assessments, project evaluation and technical tasks in the areas of International Development.    


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position.



  • Lead qualitative and/or quantitative project tasks for research studies.

  • Manage administrative aspects of projects (e.g., timelines and resources).

  • Participate in client meetings, and lead discussions as appropriate.

  • Apply qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze research data.

  • Construct, clean, and document large datasets for both internal and project-related use.

  • Lead literature reviews of technical and professional publications.

  • Create customized and presentation-quality reports from data analysis results.

  • Support the preparation of technical procedures and reports.

  • Write, compile, and edit assigned portions of proposals and project reports.

  • Review work products to ensure quality and consistency of content.




  • Degree in Economics, Public Policy, Public Health or Political Science field highly desired.

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years’ experience or a Master’s degree plus 3 years required.

  • Experience in government research and/or consulting a plus.

  • Experience in proposal preparation desired.

  • Experience and knowledge of data analysis and data management techniques using SAS, SPSS, STATA, Access, Excel, and/or other databases a plus.



  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods.

  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and in a team environment.

  • Excellent oral and written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet critical deadlines.


Supervisory Responsibility

This role is responsible for supervising the work of others and assisting with the hiring of the employees within the department.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment.


Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.



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Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


AAP/EEO Statement:

IMPAQ International, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disability/Veterans).


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