Research Associate II - Quantitative

Employer
FHI 360
Location
Durham County, North Carolina
Posted
Jun 21, 2021
Closes
Jun 23, 2021
Ref
2250726677
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Nonprofit
The Research Associate II will work with senior research staff within the Behavioral, Epidemiological, and Clinical Sciences (BECS) division and with other departments within FHI 360 to implement, manage, and conduct research studies. Will make detailed evaluations and observations and analyze data and interpret results using qualitative/quantitative methods as appropriate.

Immediate project responsibilities include:
  • Development, implementation, and analysis support for a large endline survey
  • Data collector training
  • Report writing based on data analyses
  • Monitoring and evaluation database support

Additional responsibilities may include:
  • Assists with the design and implementation of research studies.
  • Plans, organizes, and manages resources/processes for successful completion of study.
  • Provides input with interview and focus group guide and survey development, data analysis, study design, and material management.
  • Develops training materials and conducts training for study implementation based on company policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Develops, reviews, and maintains key study documents to ensure adequate resource and reference documentation.
  • Serves as the liaison with internal and external partners to ensure effective collaboration efforts.
  • Oversees planning of meetings, site visits, and drafting necessary documents.

Education:
  • Master's Degree or its International Equivalent • Anthropology, Psychology, Public Health & Behavior, Health Policy, Health, Behavioral, Life or Social Sciences, International Development, Human Development or Related Field preferred. Communications, Education considered.

Experience:
  • Typically requires >5 years of research or evaluation experience with project management, study implementation and manuscript development.
  • Experience leading quantitative analyses of large datasets.
  • Experience supporting the quantitative data needs of research or programmatic activities; experience with low-resource settings (e.g., rural Sub-Saharan Africa) is a plus.
  • Experience conducting data management and analysis in a statistical analysis software package (e.g., SAS, R, Stata).
  • Familiarity or experience with logic models and monitoring and evaluation research.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and bibliographic databases (e.g., Endnote).
  • Related prior work experience preferred.

Desired Qualifications, Skills, Characteristics:
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff
  • Able to juggle multiple projects with different timelines
  • Familiarity with mixed methods and qualitative approaches
  • Experience with data visualization platforms like MS Power BI desired
  • Working knowledge of or fluency in French desired

Travel Requirements:
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25%

Supervision Given/Received:
  • Receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments
  • Typically reports to a manager/director

Typical Physical Demands:
  • Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:
  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

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 employer whereby 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 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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About Us
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

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