ICF is looking for a Global Development Research Specialist to support various international health and development projects. The global development research specialist will work with multi-disciplinary research teams to design, implement, and manage research studies including implementation research, large surveys, and evaluations. He or she will also contribute to program monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) activities and will prepare various products to disseminate findings. Activities will focus mainly on health, nutrition, and food security. The full-time position is based in Rockville, MD. The selected candidate must be willing and able to travel internationally up to 25%.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of research protocols including methodologies, ethics board review applications, and data collection tools
  • Coordinate implementation of research activities in different countries including recruiting and training local partners and monitoring field activities, task schedules, and budgets
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Participate in data collection
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Prepare reports and synthesize findings for diverse stakeholders
  • Present research findings through conferences and webinars
  • Contribute to technical assistance and capacity strengthening exercises with counterparts
  • Support business development activities, including proposal writing
  • Provide project management support

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health, international studies, or social science
  • Courses in research methodologies and statistical analysis
  • 5+ years of supporting research in international development
  • Prior experience conducting data analyses with STATA or R
  • Experience working overseas in a USAID-supported country
  • Working proficiency in French verbal and written communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on USAID projects
  • Experience with qualitative data analysis software packages
  • Data visualization skills
  • Prior business development experience
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations and developing country environments
  • Ability to work across different projects and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work independently
  • General professional proficiency in French verbal and written communication

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

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About ICF

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world's future.

The firm combines a passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program lifecycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement.

Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 4,500 employees serve these clients from more than 70 offices worldwide.

ICF International reported gross revenue of US$949 million in 2013.

Within each of our 13 markets, ICF offers advisory and implementation services to assist clients in strategy and policy analysis, program management, project evaluation, and other services.