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Social Sciences Research
International Development Group
180X5 Requisition #
Thanks for your interest in the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adapting Specialist, Food Security and Agriculture position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 179 open jobs by clicking here.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in international development, business, agriculture or relevant field and minimum of 9 years of experience in international development programming, including specialized experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Proven understanding of USAID monitoring, evaluation and CLA regulations and approaches.
  • Demonstrated experience in mixed-methods research and analysis.
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of research methods for participatory learning methods.
  • Experience in an agricultural research environment is a plus.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and training skills and the ability to work across teams and with associates and build capacity for reporting against project indicators.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English, including technical reports and peer-reviewed articles.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time, including fragile environments.
  • Must be eligible to work in the US.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop and implement a MERLA strategy for the division through integration of industry best practices, improvement of PMP development, and proactive engagement with projects.
  • Solid understanding of and experience in the food security and agriculture sector, including Feed the Future programming.
  • International field experience in developing countries.
  • Fluency in French or Spanish.


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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