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Research Analyst, AidData

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Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number 01047W
Role Code Title Policy & Planning Specialist I
Position Title Research Analyst, AidData
Position Summary

AidData is currently seeking Research Analysts to join a team of ~30 faculty and development professionals united by a shared interest in using more granular data to make international development finance more transparent, accountable, and effective. To this end, the individual in this position will conduct and support AidData’s ongoing research in several key focus areas, including but not limited to: open data / open government, political economy, China and emerging donors, and the SDGs through survey design, implementation, and analysis. Accepted candidates would play a critical role in collaborating with a full team of research faculty, policy analysts, data collectors and curators in studying the nature, distribution, and impact of some of development’s most pressing issues. This position is based at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Required Qualifications

• Degree in a relevant discipline, such as economics, public policy, international development, environmental studies, global health
• Proficiency in one or more of the following packages: Stata, SAS, Excel, SQL, or R
• Excellent analytical skills with ability to research complex issues, evaluate options, consider consequences and recommend solutions
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding and complex work environment, carry out assignments in a timely manner, and adapt to changing situations and priorities
• Exceptional planning and organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and minimal supervision
• Dedicated team player with track record of working collaboratively across institutional and/or disciplinary boundaries
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy
• Demonstrated ability to translate technical information into jargon-free prose
• Outstanding presentation, communication, and collaborative leadership skills
• Excellent command of the English language, written and spoken

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree in a relevant discipline, such as economics, public policy, international development, global health, environmental studies, survey methodology or an equivalent combination of education and experience at a level which equates to an advanced degree.
• Experience in a bilateral or multilateral aid agency, non-governmental organization, think tank, or academic institution
• In-depth knowledge of issues related to international development policy and practice
• Demonstrated ability to develop strong monitoring and evaluation systems and design rigorous impact evaluations
• Experience dealing with researchers and the global development community
• Record of delivering high quality outputs for international development projects or programs
• Prior experience in designing and/or implementing surveys
• Experience using survey software (e.g., Qualtrics, Survey Monkey)

Advertised Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Department Inst-Theory & Practi-Int'l Relations - 3KM100
Location William & Mary
University Salary Range

Job Open Date 08/01/2017
Review Begin Date 08/15/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Category Operational FT
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions
Conditions of Employment:

This is a restricted position subject to availability of funding.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental Question

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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents