Research Analyst I/II

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Job Summary

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Research Analyst I/II in its Development Strategies and Governance Unit in Bhubaneswar Office, Odisha, India. The position would require frequent travel and extended stay in different parts of Odisha and rural India. The successful candidate will have experience in using mixed methods for research and excellent writing skills. Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in India.

Final grade salary level will be determined by level of education and years of relevant work experience.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the analysis of government policies and programs such as millet mission, decentralized procurement; assessment of Farmer Producers Organization (FPOs), Self-help Groups (SHGs), and market reforms and other areas of work in consultation with the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
  • Assist in field survey activities (conducting semi-structured interviews and focused group discussions with farmers, traders, and government officials to understand how policies and programs work on the ground).
  • Conduct data analysis (using primary and secondary), statistical and econometric analysis.
  • Preparation of analytical reports and publishable papers using information from primary surveys and secondary data.
  • Assist in the preparation of project reports, policy briefs and journal articles.
  • Conduct literature reviews & synthesis.
  • Verify or triangulate key data to ensure the robustness and relevance of it in developing indices.
  • Regular meeting with the Department’s officials, coordination departments in Government of Odisha and provide inputs to drafting of policy documents.
  • Extraction of data from MIS such as Krushak Samiksha Kendra and prepare reports.
  • Assist in organizing high level policy forum, workshops, and seminars.

Required Qualifications:

  • At the Research Analyst I level, Bachelors’ degree plus two years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree in Economics, Rural Development, Public Policy, or a closely related field.
  • At the Research Analyst II level, Master’s degree in the above-mentioned fields plus three years of relevant post Master’s work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with large quantitative data sets (data cleaning, management, analysis, etc.)
  • Knowledge of standard econometric tools
  • Excellent Stata, dashboard (Tableau), Excel and ArcGIS skills (knowledge of ArcGIS and Tableau is not compulsory)
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Hindi and Odia (knowledge of Odia is desirable, not compulsory).
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative and minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in fieldwork, using mixed methods for research.
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills.
  • Experience in designing and conducting focused group discussions, semi-structured interviews, and analysis of policy documents.
  • Experience working in rural South Asia
  • Experience in liaison and coordination with ministries and departments.

Physical Demand & Work environment:

  • Employee will sit in an upright position for a long period of time.
  • Employee will lift between 0-10 pounds.
  • Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminal; extensive reading.
New Delhi, India
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