IMPAQ International, LLC

  • Research Analyst - International Development

    Job Location US-DC
    ID
    2070
  • Overview

    IMPAQ International is a public policy research and program implementation firm that has extensive experience providing quality research, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, program implementation in the areas of health, economic growth, workforce development, governance, justice, and rule of law. IMPAQ has successfully implemented a diverse portfolio of domestic and international projects, including numerous multi-million dollar, multi-year projects for clients such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), other government clients, and many private foundations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

     

    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 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 within its International Development Division, in areas, 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.

    Responsibilities

    • 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 program;
    • 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.

    Qualifications

    • Degree in Economics, Public Policy, Public Health or Political Science highly desired;
    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred;
    • 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 and knowledge of data analysis and data management techniques using STATA, SAS, Access, Excel, and/or other databases is highly desirable.

     

    Skills

    • 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

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