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International Development Group
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Thanks for your interest in the MERLA Assistant (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting Assistant) position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 188 open jobs by clicking here.
Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant social science field, with at least 1 year related professional experience or a master’s degree
  • Proficient administrative support and organizational skills and abilities with attention to detail
  • Prior USAID experience highly preferred
  • Knowledge of project management practices and/or proposal development international development desirable
  • Proven excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
  • Strong data analytics skills (experience with STATA, SPSS, R, ATLAS.ti or other statistical software).
  • Data visualization skills (experience developing graphics, charts and other visuals)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Excellent soft skills, including strong interpersonal and communication skills, a problem-solving attitude, and being a self-starter who works both independently and as a collaborative team player
  • Language skills in French, Portuguese or Spanish highly desirable
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Prior experience working, studying, or traveling in developing countries a plus
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to provide individual status updates. Only selected applicants will be contacted.
 
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Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 


RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
 
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