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Senior Research Analyst

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Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number FP603W
Role Code Title Prof/Lecturer/11-12Mth
Position Title Senior Research Analyst
Position Summary

The AidData Senior Research Analyst provides a unique opportunity to work on cutting research with major policy stakeholders. The individual in this position will take the lead in scoping and producing analysis in coordination with the Program/Practice Manager, serving as the primary technical point of contact for methods and quality assurance on data products and analysis. As technical lead for their team’s practice area, they will contribute to new business development processes, serve as a technical expert to represent the unit’s and College’s work with external research and policy communities; and support the Director in identifying high-value lines of inquiry and data production needs to power future research.
To lead this line of scientific inquiry, this position will require significant independent judgment and discretion in the following areas: academic scholarship (leading the conceptualization of new research projects, preparing and executing analytical plans, and producing final research publications, in collaboration with external partners, think tanks, and funders); survey design (designing questionnaires for large scale biennial surveys and snap polls to collect data for analysis); and research methods/trainings (serving as lead methods expert for the Survey Practice sub-division, which includes providing training for other staff, liaising with researchers at external leading organizations and partners, and developing new methods for the research team).

Required Qualifications

• Advanced knowledge and degree in a relevant field of knowledge, such as economics, public policy, international development, public health, global health.
• Proficiency in one or more of the following packages: Stata, SAS, Excel, SQL, or R
• In-depth knowledge of issues related to international development policy and practice
• Experience dealing with researchers and the global development community
• 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
• Record of delivering high quality outputs for international development projects or programs
• 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

• Experience in a bilateral or multilateral aid agency, non-governmental organization, think tank, or academic institution
• Demonstrated ability to develop strong monitoring and evaluation systems and design rigorous impact evaluations

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

U10
Job Open Date 08/01/2017
Review Begin Date
Job Close Date 08/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Employment Category Professional 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