African Studies RA Position
The African Studies Program seeks 3-4 Research
Assistants to work on an impact evaluation of a women’s economic development
program in four post-conflict countries in Africa for the 2021/2022 academic
year. The project seeks to evaluate the impact of a women’s economic
development program in Africa. The Research Assistants will work with the PI to
develop and implement the evaluation protocol, evaluation design and tool
development, data collection, analysis and interpretation; produce the
evaluation reports and support its dissemination. The selected candidates may
have opportunities to travel to the research sites as determined by the PI
(under strict consideration of the pandemic-imposed restrictions) as part of
their duties in the course of the evaluation project.
1. Expertise/Familiarity with different approaches to evaluation, such as theory-based, realistic, experimental, and mixed method impact evaluations including some experience of qualitative data collection and analysis techniques (strongly preferred).
2. Technical expertise/familiarity in major aspect of data collection and analysis, such as: quasi- experimental methods (strongly preferred), RCTs, other qualitative methods; survey design; survey sampling; and quantitative statistical analysis (strongly preferred) OR strong qualitative method skills including but not limited to the Most Significant Change Method.
3. Strong analytical and writing skills.
4. Good communication and interpersonal skills, e.g. proven ability to work in a team, including people from other cultures.
5. Fluency in written and spoken English.