Research Data Analyst

Results for Development

About the organization

Results for Development (R4D) is a global nonprofit organization working with partners around the world to find new ways to help people escape poverty and reach their full potential. We apply fresh thinking and rigor to emerging and stubborn development challenges—particularly within the fields of health, education and governance—and we pioneer and advance creative, high-impact solutions. We do this by conducting analysis that helps to inform and influence decision-makers; building platforms and networks that connect people and ideas; providing direct support to local change agents; and combining these approaches to deliver meaningful and lasting results.

We have a unique and vibrant culture at R4D and we want to keep it that way. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our work environment and help advance our mission. Diversity—of ideas, identities, perspectives and backgrounds—is vital to who we are and what we do.

Duties

Duties

Responsibilities of the PA/SPA will encompass a range of data analysis, administrative, project management, research, and communication tasks.

Program Management responsibilities:

Manage day-to-day coordination with country partners and experts
Support governance program design and implementation in-country
Foster current and future collaborative relationships with country and technical partners
Provide support on a range of project management and administrative tasks, including developing contracts, budgeting and expenditure tracking, and funder progress reports
Analysis, research and knowledge management responsibilities:

Support mixed methods research design and implementation in-country
Support and in specific cases manage quantitative and qualitative research analysis including cleaning, analyzing, validating, managing, and sharing data
Develop research standards or protocols for various types of mixed methods data work
Perform other research and program management duties as necessary

What are we looking for:

Previous experience with technical partner engagement (secondments, etc.)
Previous program and research design implementation experience in-country
Knowledge of open governance and accountability space
Ability to work independently
Fluent Spanish speaker strongly preferred

Qualifications

BA/BS (MA/MS preferred) with a strong academic record in public administration, public policy, public health, or related discipline

Knowledge and experience with governance, accountability and citizen engagement approaches in Latin America, Asia or Africa.

Knowledge of, and experience with, both quantitative and qualitative research methods
Structured thinker with excellent analytical skills

Experience with standardizing data sets to a common format and using data repositories for knowledge management

Ability to describe technical problems and solutions to a non-technical audience

Strong writer and oral communicator in English, with a proven track record of preparing compelling presentations and written reports

Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team including researchers, analysts, and program managers

Enthusiasm, energy, professionalism, and composure under pressure

Flexibility, entrepreneurial work ethic, and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently

Attention to detail

Ability to set priorities and handle multiple, competing time and resource demands

Demonstrated ability to work both as a team member and independently

Application instructions

Please include a resume or CV and cover letter.

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