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Research Analyst - International Development

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, technology solutions, organizational development, 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 five locations: our Corporate Headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, rated one of America’s Best Small Cities; Downtown Washington, D.C., Boston, Massachusetts, Seattle, Washington 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).


IMPAQ's International Development Division is seeking a full-time Research Analyst who will conduct and support Senior Analysts and Associates in a broad range of activities including data analysis, program assessments, project monitoring and evaluation, project management, and technical tasks including, but not limited to: economic growth, democracy and governance, education, health, civil society, agriculture, food security, land tenure, natural resources management, energy, workforce development and child labor.


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


  • Support Senior Analysts and Research Associates with various aspects of project implementation, including evaluation design, preparation for data collection, programming and testing of survey instruments, and review and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data using various software programs
  • Construct, clean, manage, and document large datasets for both internal and project purposes
  • Assist Senior Analysts and Research Associates in writing, compiling, editing, and formatting assigned portions of project reports
  • Support the creation of customized and presentation-quality reports from data analysis results
  • Lead literature reviews, summarizing information on key topic areas and publications
  • Support Senior Analysts and Research Associates in managing administrative and operational project tasks (e.g., workplans, budgets, subcontracts)
  • Conduct research, gather intelligence, and support preparation of technical proposals and other business development-related deliverables
  • Contribute to and advance IMPAQ's international reputation as a leading research and evaluation firm


Education, Knowledge, and Experience


  • Degree in Economics, Public Policy, Public Health or Political Science highly desired
  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years or a Master’s degree plus 3 years required
  • Relevant experience in a developing country context highly desired
  • Relevant experience working in an international development for-profit or non-profit desired
  • Experience in proposal preparation, particularly for USAID, USDA, DOL ILAB, MCC desired
  • Experience using STATA for data analysis and data management required
  • Knowledge of and experience using SAS, Access, Excel, and/or other data management tools is highly desirable




  • 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
  • Advanced expertise in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Foreign language skills, particularly French, highly desired

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

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