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MERLA Associate (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting Associate)

Social Sciences Research
International Development Group
180XD Requisition #
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Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, bio-statistics, or other analytics field, plus 1 year of experience; or bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of experience in global health/ governance/ nutrition/ environment programs (a must)
  • Must have experience in quantitatively analyzing M&E data and synthesizing findings for programmatic use
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and at least one other statistical package such as: R, SAS, STATA, or SPSS (required)
  • Experience in designing and implementing qualitative studies, analyzing qualitative data and generating learning for programmatic use (preferred)
  • Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills
  • Prior USAID experience preferred
  • Knowledge of MERLA methods and approaches, as learned through coursework, internship, or work experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Capacity to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Hard-working
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented setting while also taking initiative to complete assigned tasks with high quality and within tight timelines
  • Technical content experience in one or more of the following areas preferable: health systems strengthening, infectious diseases, NTDs, HIV, maternal and child health, nutrition, gender (preferred)
  • High level of integrity
  • Ability to communicate respectfully in a multi-cultural environment
  • An understanding of development issues
  • Competency in English (required) and French (preferred) (speaking, listening, reading, writing)
  • Experience working in Africa, Asia or Latin America (preferred)
  • Ability to travel internationally, often to remote areas.
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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