Research Analyst II

International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, India

Skill Required:, Project ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
23rd January, 2021

Job Description

About the Organization:

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. They are a research centre of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.

Position: Research Analyst II


The South Asia Regional Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Analyst. This position is a one-year, renewable appointment based in New Delhi, India. The person will hire for the project ReSAKSS South Asia: Policy Evidence for IAT.

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting scholarly research in understanding the contribution of key social and economic expenditure towards agricultural income and poverty reduction across different states of India and other South Asian Countries. Interested applicatns must have work authorizaton to work in India.

Essential Duties:

Specific Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Interact with collaborator s and project partners.
  • Help develop & coordinate technical workshops (HQ and in the field)
  • Co-author reports and edit publications
  • Assist in preparation of discussion papers, donor reports
  • Maintain applicable websites, annotated bibliographies &/or project inventories.
  • Develop data documentation manuals or other learning materials, as needed
  • Assist in handling survey data (including survey design, sampling & questionnaire)
  • Assist with field implementation of survey activities (training survey enumerators, etc.)
  • Assist with development of research instruments and analytical tools
  • Conduct data analysis, statistical analysis, econometric analysis
  • Conduct literature reviews & synthesis
  • Assist in preparing large datasets for public access
  • Reply to internal/external data requests
  • Assist with development of research instruments and analytical tools
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, or a closely related field and three years of post-Master’s experience in relevant work.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating activities in the field.
  • Experience assisting in coordinating data compilation and field survey in South Asia
  • Demonstrated experience in effective interaction and coordination with collaborators and project partners.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Excellent drafting skills and analytical mind.
  • Excellent econometric skills on cross-section and panel data analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth statistical analysis and report the results
  • Experienced in conducting work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently meet deadlines, and manage time well.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled in programming in STATA, GAMS and in managing household databases.
  • Strong background in microeconomics and industrial organisation


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