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Senior Research Specialist

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Project Management
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International Development Group
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210ZM Requisition #
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Minimum Required Education & Experience:

Master’s degree in social work, psychology, international development, statistics, economics, gender studies or other analytics field, plus 6 years of experience; or bachelor’s degree plus 9 years of experience in global programs (a must).

Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have experience in data collection and synthesizing findings for programmatic use
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (required) and at least one other statistical package such as: R, SAS, STATA, or SPSS (preferred)
  • Experience in designing and implementing qualitative studies, analyzing qualitative data and generating learning for programmatic use (preferred)
  • Prior USAID experience preferred
  • Experience managing research teams (preferred)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure
  • 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: migration, violence prevention, gender studies
  • High level of integrity
  • Competency in English (required)


Individuals interested in working for RTI please note that as of January 18, 2022, RTI will require all staff in the United States and, except where prohibited by law, all staff in the United Kingdom and the European Union to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated in order to work at RTI. Those who cannot get vaccinated for medical or religious reasons can request an accommodation.


As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.


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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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