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15 Jul 2022

Full-Time International Monitoring, Evaluation and Research: RESEARCH ASSISTANT I

Education Development Center – Posted by naggarwal Anywhere

Job Description

EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives. 

EDC’s approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion is grounded in EDC’s commitment to respect the dignity of each individual. EDC has a commitment to promoting equity and access to high quality education and health services that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. EDC expresses its commitment to increasing equity through its strategies, services and products, which contribute to building capacity and transforming lives.  

EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

Position location: Washington, DC area candidates preferred (including both DC office-based candidates and DC-based remote candidates). Waltham, MA, and U.S.-based remote candidates also considered.  

The International Development Division has an opening for an International Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Assistant (I) reporting to a Research Associate on the International Development Division’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Team in Washington, DC.  This position will support monitoring and evaluation of international projects in basic education, youth and workforce development and health, with a focus on francophone countries.  There is significant opportunity for growth in this position for an individual with  initiative to build  skills, gain experience and take on increasing levels of responsibility. 

Tasks may involve international travel.  Excellent qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis skills, as well as strong writing skills in English are required.   

The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures. 

Under management oversight, the International Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Assistant (I) provides support to qualitative &/or quantitative investigation efforts: 

  • Contributes to the design, implementation, analysis, dissemination of findings, and reports of monitoring, evaluation, and research tools, procedures, and studies through use of  a variety of methodologies and approaches, 
  • Coordinates work between staff internally and externally, in US and international offices, and on different technical teams 
  • Learns advanced features of software to program electronic data collection tools 
  • Supports development and proposal work to help EDC get new projects 
  • Leads internal initiatives on the M&E team and/or on non-M&E technical working groups  
  • Assists in hiring project and home office M&E staff, including resume screens and  interview processs


This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills; strong organizational skills; and eagerness to learn and grow. Specific requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education & experience 
  • 2–4 years related research experience, education or administrative coordination, experience with computer applications (including databases) and Internet research  
  • Knowledge of statistics platforms such as SPSS required 

Preferred qualifications 

  • Master’s degree or equivalent combination of training & education in a related field preferred, including training in statistics, and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies 
  • Experience with  electronic data collection platforms such as Kobo Collect or ODK  
  • Experience withdata visualization tools such as Power BI  
  • Experience working with teams in low- and middle-income countries  
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Arabic

What we offer 

  • A mission-driven work environment 
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance and employee assistance program 
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation benefits
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition and transportation reimbursement
  • Retirement plan including robust employer contributions
  • Paid sick time and up to 16 hours of personal time annually
  • Parental leave
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How to Apply

Apply directly via our website (www.edc.org/careers-edc) with both a cover letter and resume. Writing samples and/or participation in exercises to demonstrate skills and experience are part of the interview process.  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: international development, international education, M&E, and youth. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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