Qualitative Research Associate, International Development

AIR - American Institutes for Research


AIR is seeking Research Associates������to join our������International Development Division������(IDD).������These positions offer opportunities to gain first-hand research experience on exciting evaluations of development programs.
AIR���������s IDD strives to improve the quality of life in low- and middle-income countries by using rigorous monitoring, evaluation, research and technical assistance to enhance education and social development. We work across a wide range of topics including workforce development, agriculture/food/nutrition, early childhood development, education, refugees and migration, social protection, water/sanitation/infrastructure, and women’s empowerment in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Central and Latin America as well as the Middle East. IDD generates policy-relevant evidence through rigorous monitoring, evaluations, and research; helps improve program design through continuous learning and adaptation; and works with local organizations, funders, and governments to tions based on evidence.������
These positions can be remote or out of any of AIR’s office locations in: Arlington, VA; Rockville, MD; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Chapel Hill, NC or Waltham, MA.
About AIR:
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.


The responsibilities for the position include:

Apply qualitative techniques and methods
Conduct literature reviews and write sections of proposals and deliverables
Develop interview protocols and conduct interviews
Support and organize content for focus groups
Support qualitative data collection activities such as training etc.
Work on moderately complex assigts under indirect supervision
Communicate project support needs and requests to senior management and clientele, provide administrative support where applicable
Utilize external resources to supplement, organize, and contribute to tasks and projects
Participate in business development activities


Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

Master’s degree in Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, History, Government, Public Policy or related fields
Background working on education, social protection, agriculture, international labor, gender, or international assessments


Familiarity with M&E systems, indicator development, and results framework desirable
Knowledge of NVivo or������Atlas.ti������or other qualitative software package
Experience living and/or working outside the United States is required
Ability to work independently on detailed assignments
Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player
Willingness to traveded
Fluency in any of the following languages preferred: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite or the equivalent (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software)
Comfortable working independently and as a member of a team

AIR requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a legally required exemption from AIR, as a condition of employment.������ AIR will ask candidates to verify their vaccination status only after a conditional offer of employment is made.������ Applicants should not provide information about their vaccination status or need for exemption prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment from AIR
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.
All qualified applicants will rensideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
������Please note, each section of the application is required in order for you to be considered for this opportunity. If you do not complete the required screening questions, or if you close your browser before completing each section of the application, your application will not be submitted for this position.������

American Institutes for Research is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
������American Institutes for Research���������s commitment beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations and work environment. Diversity is valued and Inclusion is reflected in all efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to Taliba Boone at������[email protected]������or call 202.4

To apply for this job please visit www.developmentaid.org.