Research Associate - International Practice

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Real-Time Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting More >

Real-Time Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting More >

Real-Time Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting More >

Real-Time Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting More >

Real-Time Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting More >

Optimal Solutions Group has an opening for a Research Associate for our International Practice Research Center.  Optimal is currently conducting a broad range of projects addressing key international development and policy issues. 

Duties:

  • Responsible for designing and directing complex international research projects that involve teams of multidisciplinary staff;
  • Conduct research that applies rigorous and objective analysis and will have a strong background of qualitative and/or quantitative reporting techniques. 
  • Serve as Project Manager, including oversight of staff and project budget(s), providing subject matter expertise, designing and performing sophisticated data analysis, and presenting results to technical and non-technical audiences. 

 Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 2 to 3 years of research experience working in/ or related to developing countries including design, implementation and analysis of rigorous evaluations;
  • Experience interacting with evaluation stakeholders, including government and non-governmental organizations, and program implementers;
  • Evaluation experience in developing country contexts, preferably sub-Saharan Africa and/or Latin America;
  • Experience communicating study designs and findings to researchers or policymakers;
  • Working knowledge of Spanish language preferred; 
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Self-motivated and interested in data-driven public policy analysis;
  • Experience with statistics and programming with statistical packages (such as SAS or STATA).
  • Willingness and ability to travel

 Education:

Ph.D. preferred or Master’s degree (minimum of 5 years of experience) in economics, international development, public policy, demography, or other relevant field. 


TO APPLY:  Please send your resume with a cover letter and writing sample to jobs@optimalsolutionsgroup.com  Include in the subject line “RA International Practice”