Research Assistant

Website FHI 360

JOB DESCRIPTION

FHI 360 STAFF WORKING IN THE UNITED STATES ARE REQUIRED TO BE FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF PROJECT OR CLIENT THEY SERVE, OR OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT STATUS (FULL/PART-TIME, REMOTE, TELEWORK, OR IN-OFFICE), UNLESS AN ACCOMMODATION APPLIES. FHI 360 COMPLIES WITH FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS WITH REGARD TO ACCOMMODATIONS RELATED TO THIS POLICY. FULL VACCINATION IS CURRENTLY DEFINED AS TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SECOND DOSE IN A TWO-DOSE SERIES, SUCH AS THE PFIZER-BIONTECH OR MODERNA VACCINE, OR TWO WEEKS AFTER A SINGLE-DOSE VACCINE, SUCH AS JOHNSON & JOHNSON’S JANSSEN VACCINE. BOOSTER DOSES ARE NOT REQUIRED AT THIS TIME.

Background

The Research & Evaluation (R&E) department of FHI 360’s Global Education, Employment and Engagement (G3E) business unit provides technical leadership and technical support in the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation, and research activities. The R&E department develops and maintains standards of quality and rigor for all aspects of research, monitoring, and evaluation. Further, the R&E department works with G3E technical teams to develop and implement a robust research agenda that contributes to the global knowledge base on development solutions and advances FHI 360’s intellectual leadership.

 

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Collecting data from secondary sources
  • Writing data snapshots and desk reviews on key topics
  • Supporting survey and in-depth interview instrument creation
  • Data cleaning and organizing
  • Qualitative data coding and analysis
  • Contributing to research studies and assisting with writing, reviewing and editing research manuscripts
  • Managing communications about research activities and products, including blogs, webinars and newsletters
  • Advanced language proficiency in French and/or Spanish preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with specialized software such as Stata, NVivo, Dedoose, R, Power Bi, etc.
  • Some knowledge of survey data collection procedures and software (ODK, Kobo, etc).

 

Education

  • Associate Degree or its International Equivalent in Civil Society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Gender, Health, Nutrition Research, Technology and Youth or a Related Field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

 

 

Experience:

  • 0 – 2 years of relevant research (research assistantship, fellowship, etc) experience.
  • Prior experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employerwhereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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