Research Assistant/Research Analyst

Location:
Yangon, Myanmar
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:
Contract
Salary:
Competitive

Research Assistant/Research Analyst

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Job Summary:

The Development Strategy and Governance Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks qualified candidates to fill ten  Research Assistants/Research Analysts openings.  The successful candidates will work on several research projects, involving household survey data collection and analysis. This is a one-year renewable appointment based in Yangon, Myanmar, with frequent travel and extended stays in different parts of rural Myanmar. Interested applicants must be authorized to work in Myanmar.

Essential Duties:

Specific Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Collection, cleaning and analysis of primary and secondary data
  • Assist with field implementation of survey activities (scoping, pretesting, training survey enumerators, etc.)
  • Assist in handling household survey data (including survey design, sampling & questionnaire)
  • Assist in preparing large datasets for public access
  • Assist with development of research instruments and analytical tools
  • Assist in developing data documentation manuals or other learning materials, as needed
  • Conduct literature reviews & synthesis
  • Assist in preparation of discussion papers, donor reports
  • Other duties as assigned

At the Research Analyst level:

  • Conduct data analysis, statistical analysis, econometric analysis
  • Conduct literature reviews & synthesis
  • Contribute to the writing of discussion papers, donor reports, and other scholarly publications.
  • Coordinate field implementation of survey activities (scoping, pretesting, training survey enumerators, etc.)
  • Prepare large datasets for public access
  • Develop data documentation manuals or other learning materials, as needed
  • Help develop & coordinate technical workshops
  • Interact with collaborators and project partners.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or International Development or related field plus two years of relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with large quantitative data sets (data cleaning, management, analysis, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth statistical analysis and report the results.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English and Myanmar language.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently meet deadlines and manage time well
  • Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative and minimal supervision.
  • Ability to travel.

At the Research Analyst level:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or International Development or related field
  • Experienced in conducting literature reviews of academic publications, research reports, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating activities in the field
  • Demonstrated experience in effective interaction and coordination with collaborators and project partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled in programming in Stata, GAMS and in managing household databases.
  • Experience with data entry and CAPI software packages.
  • Proficiency in Shan, Karen, Kachin, Chin, and/or Mon language.

At the Research Analyst level:

  • Excellent econometric skills on cross-section and panel data analysis.

Physical Demand & Work environment:

  • Employee will sit in an upright position for a long period of time
  • Employee will lift between 0-10 pounds
  • Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminal; extensive reading.

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