Research Assistant, International Development

AIR - American Institutes for Research


AIR is seeking Research Assistants 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. The 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 solutions 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:

Conduct literature reviews to support projects and proposals
Assist staff in the review, identification and development of scholarly information describing research findings
Participate in the collection, analysis, and review of quantitative and/or qualitative research and evaluation data
Develop spreadsheets databases to support project activities
Analyze quantitative and/or qualitative research data and contribute to the reporting and interpretation of findings


Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

Bachelor���������s degree in such fields as economics, psychology, sociology, statistics, computer science, public policy, public health or other social science related fields
Experience with and/or knowledge of data collection and analysis methodologies and techniques, such as survey design, analysis of program administrative data, and conduct of structured interviews, observations, and focus groups
Experience with or inclination to learn and use statistical software programs (such as R, or Stata) to analyze data or coding data using qualitative data analysis software (such as NVivo, Atlas.ti, Dedoose, etc.)


Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy when writing
Effective communicator
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite or the equivalent (word processing, spreadsheets, prtion software)
Comfortable working independently and as a member of a team
Experience living and/or working in countries outside the United States is required
Willingness to travel as needed
Fluency in any of the following languages preferred: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic

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 applicanteceive consideration 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.

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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 to Diverses 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

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