NORC at the University of Chicago actively seeks a bilingual French speaking Research Assistant to support project work in the International Programs Department (INPRO). INPRO was established in 2005, and works on impact and performance evaluations, surveys, and qualitative data collection, among other research activities throughout the developing world. Our research covers a range of sectors including education and training, child and youth well-being, democracy and governance, agriculture, water and sanitation, infrastructure, housing, finance, and health. Since its establishment INPRO has implemented projects in Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Qatar, Republic of Georgia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uganda, the United States, Viet Nam, West Bank/Gaza, Yemen and Zambia among others.
* Provide support to senior level technical staff in designing and implementing evaluation projects and data collection and analysis activities.
* Coordinate project activities and events, including setting up meetings and conference calls and liaising with consultants and local data collection firms
* Support the design of survey instruments and training materials, coordination of and assistance to interviewer training activities, and sample design and selection.
* Conduct literature reviews
* Undertake data quality reviews of survey data with detailed documentation of results, and analysis of primary and secondary data (quantitative and qualitative) including preparation of reports, memos, and tables/graphs of findings.
* Assist with business development, supporting all aspects of proposal efforts
* The position will require occasional international travel and offers an opportunity to gain first-hand management and field experience.
* Bachelors' Degree in social sciences. Training in Economics or Statistics is a plus. Degrees in other subjects may be considered, if other relevant skills apply
* Internship experience in economics, education, public policy, international work or related fields
* Experience working with large datasets, conducting data quality review and data analysis and/or strong qualitative research skills
* Familiarity with statistical packages, such as SPSS and STATA and/or qualitative software packages such as NVivo
* Strong proficiency with MS Office software, including Excel
* Must be fluent in French, both written and oral
* Strong analytic and report writing skills
* Outstanding interpersonal and critical reasoning skills
* International experience, preferred.
NORC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental and vision care, as well as life insurance, 403 (b) retirement fund, and tuition assistance. To review the benefits associated with this position, please go to: http://www.norc.org/WorkingAtNORC/Pages/regular-staff-benefits.aspx
A Tradition of Excellence:
As one of the oldest not-for-profit, academic research organizations in the United States, and through its affiliation with the University of Chicago, NORC maintains the highest standard of professional excellence and scientific rigor, and is committed to broad dissemination of its findings.
A Passion for Innovation:
NORC's subject matter experts and survey professionals develop and employ innovative study designs, research methods, and technical applications to derive meaningful and accurate results.
A Commitment to Collegiality:
NORC cultivates an interdisciplinary culture of achievement in which senior investigators from diverse fields and professional backgrounds collaborate with the next generation of researchers in an open, collegial environment.
NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.