Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant
IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) - Washington, DC

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant (RA/SRA) for a full-time position in its Policies, Institutions and Markets Research Program (PIM). The position is a one-year, fixed-term, exempt appointment, and is renewable depending on performance and funding. The position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington DC. Final grade level and title will be determined by education and experience.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Support strategic gender research on identifying best practices in data collection for gender analysis in agriculture. Review survey questionnaires and discussion papers to identify current practices.
  • Coordinate with the theme leader for Strategic Gender Research in monitoring and supporting projects in PIM that incorporate gender analyses.
  • Support the initiation of new research by reviewing and synthesizing literature under the supervision of a senior research fellow.
  • Help disseminate information about PIM’s work on gender to external and internal audiences.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, or related field.
- At the Senior Research Assistant level a Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, or related field is required.
  • Strong background in gender research in developing countries.
  • Excellent analytical writing skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment with multicultural teams.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Quantitative analysis skills and knowledge of Stata programming.
  • Working knowledge of French, Spanish or other language.
  • Experience with field research in developing countries, especially survey research.
  • Willingness to travel up to 20 percent of time.
  • Organized and self-motivated.

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