Evaluation Research Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 26 March 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

EVALUATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, MIT D-Lab, to join a sponsored research project that is developing a Realist-informed approach to evaluating changes in capacities for local innovation in communities facing development challenges in the global South. Will provide data collection, data analysis, instrument design, and other research support to the study’s principal investigator (PI). Responsibilities include implementing and coordinating field research associated with the study, including field testing various data collection and assessment instruments and implementing a pilot evaluation utilizing the methodology developed through the project. Will also document the research process, analyze data sets using qualitative and quantitative methods, and contribute to the creation of project reports and presentations.

A full description is available at https://www.dropbox.com/s/e8yyj4unxjjnydu/jd%20-%20evaluation%20research%20support%20assoc%20-%206.15.2020%20.docx?dl=0 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED master’s degree in a social science field related to international development; proven ability to successfully execute time-bound, field-based research projects involving data collection and analysis from people in rural and/or marginalized communities in the global South; strong project management skills; and excellent follow-through.  Must be able to write and speak clearly, succinctly, and effectively in English and Spanish; and create and maintain rapport and effective working relationships with people in diverse positions. Seek a proactive individual who demonstrates a collaborative work style and enjoys field research and connecting with new people and place.  Job #18772

The position will initially be remote but subsequently based in Cambridge, MA, pending a decision to resume in-office work at D-Lab. Once international travel for MIT research staff is permitted and advisable, travel is estimated at up to twenty-five percent (length of trips varies based on project responsibilities), with a focus on Latin America.

This is a 1.5 year appointment with option to extend, pending funding availability.

Salary range: $55-70,000

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.