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Senior Research Analyst - International Programs

Company: NORC at the University of Chicago
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Research Analyst - International Programs NORC at the University of Chicago actively seeks a Senior Research Analyst to support qualitative project work in the International Programs Department (INPRO). The Senior Research Analyst will support all phases of qualitative research, from design through reporting, and ensure successful execution of the research.-- Due to COVID-19, this position will initially be remote, but preferably--applicants will be based in our Bethesda, MD office when it is safe to resume office work. DEPARTMENT: International Programs INPRO was established in 2005, and works on impact and performance evaluations, surveys, and qualitative data collection, among other research activities, throughout the developing world. Our research covers a range of sectors including education and training, child and youth well-being, democracy and governance, agriculture, water and sanitation, infrastructure, housing, finance, and health. Since its establishment INPRO has implemented projects in more than 90 countries. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead or contribute to the creation of study protocols, interview and focus group moderator guides, data management and quality control plans, and code frames/coding manuals.
  • Prepare training materials and carry out data collection trainings for focus group moderators and interviewers in countries where INPRO works.
  • Perform quality assurance on transcribed materials.
  • Contribute to reports, briefs, presentation decks, and other deliverables, summarizing research methods, findings, and recommendations.
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Coordinate project activities and events, including setting up meetings and conference calls and liaising with consultants and local data collection firms.
  • Assist with business development, supporting all aspects of proposal efforts. REQUIRED SKILLS:
    • Bachelor's Degree in social sciences, international development, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
    • 3+ years of research experience.
    • Knowledge and hands on experience in planning, executing, and analyzing qualitative research, including focus groups and interviews. Experience with remote/online/mobile methods a plus.
    • Ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear and concise manner.
    • Outstanding interpersonal and critical reasoning skills.
    • Strong proficiency with MS Office software, including Excel.
    • Ability to undertake occasional international travel for 2 weeks at a time (INPRO staff are not currently traveling; INPRO is continuing to evaluate when staff will resume travel).
    • Experience with international work, especially in developing countries.
    • Language skills in Spanish, French, or another language. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Proficiency in NVIVO, Dedoose, ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, or other qualitative analysis software
      • Experience moderating focus groups, conducting interviews, facilitating workshops, or leading trainings
      • Experience with mixed-methods or quantitative research. WHAT WE DO: NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge. WHO WE ARE: For over 75 years, NORC has evolved in many ways, moving the needle with research methods, technical applications and groundbreaking research findings. But our tradition of excellence, passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each of us is as a member of the NORC team. With world-class benefits, a business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous learning, NORC is a place where people join for the stellar research and analysis work for which we're known, and stay for the relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the impact their work is making on a global scale. EEO STATEMENT: NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics. Interested in joining NORC, but don't see a role that fits your background? Enter your information here to express interest in future opportunities at NORC.Expression of Interest

Keywords: NORC at the University of Chicago, Bethesda , Senior Research Analyst - International Programs, Accounting, Auditing , Bethesda, Maryland

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