SUMMARY: Provide support to qualitative research and gender analysis for several research projects in PHND and to IFPRI’s Gender Task Force
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TITLE: SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT/RESEARCH ANALYST
LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC
DIVISION: POVERTY, HEALTH, AND NUTRITION
REPORTS TO: AGNES QUISUMBING, PHND
POSTING DATE: MARCH 24, 2017
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Senior Research Assistant (SRA)/Research Analyst for a full-time one-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment in its Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). This position will primarily provide support to qualitative research and gender analysis for several research projects in PHND and to IFPRI’s Gender Task Force. The position is a one-year, fixed-term appointment, and is renewable depending on performance and funding and is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington DC. Final grade level will be determined by number of years of relevant work experience.
Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Support research on agricultural development projects that aim to empower women including implementation of qualitative and survey based quantitative field research;
- Coordinate and serve as a focal point for the IFPRI-wide Gender Task Force to build upon IFPRI’s strong work on gender and intrahousehold research;
- Identify needs and opportunities for addressing gender issues in ongoing and new research at the institute;
- Support the initiation of new research by reviewing and synthesizing literature under the supervision of a Senior Research Fellow;
- Help disseminate information about IFPRI’s work on gender to external and internal audiences
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in sociology, anthropology, gender studies, economics, agricultural economics, human geography, or related field plus two years of relevant professional experience or Master’s degree in sociology, anthropology, gender studies, economics, agricultural economics, human geography, or related field.
- At the Research Analyst level, a minimum of 3 years’ relevant post-Masters experience is required.
- Experience with qualitative fieldwork, such as conducting semi-structured interviews
- Qualitative analysis skills with experience using qualitative analysis software, such as ATLAS.ti or NVivo
- Strong background in gender research in developing countries
- Experience in undertaking literature reviews
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment with multicultural teams
- Organized and self-motivated; able to work with minimal supervision
- Willingness and ability to travel approximately 20 to 30% of time
- Quantitative analysis skills and knowledge of STATA programming
- Field research in developing countries, particularly related to gender issues
- Demonstrated strong writing skills
- Working knowledge of French, Swahili, or a South Asian language
- Experience in proposal development
IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. The Institute conducts research, communicates results, optimizes partnerships, and builds capacity to ensure sustainable food production, promote healthy food systems, improve markets and trade, transform agriculture, build resilience, and strengthen institutions and governance. Gender is considered in all of the Institute’s work. IFPRI collaborates with partners around the world, including development implementers, public institutions, the private sector, and farmers’ organizations. IFPRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium.
IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.