Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG is a Bethesda, MD-based management consulting firm dedicated to helping clients achieve and sustain performance excellence. Currently with clients in ten federal agencies, MSG specializes in management services for government clients in the areas of research and evaluation, organizational improvement, technical assistance, logistics, training and e-learning/distance learning. We are looking for an enterprising individual with research and comprehensive writing skills to join our high-powered team of professionals. The Research and Outreach Analyst will perform research and evaluation concerning international major projects and will produce recommendations on strengthening evaluation processes, methodologies and measurements.
Monitor and evaluate the performance of activities through qualitative and quantitative data gathering and analysis.
Perform research associated with the identifying the status and outcomes of foreign major project implementation, reverse trade missions, technical assistance and other activities.
Gather information through surveys and interviews with key project stakeholders, including host-country and U.S. Government representatives, foreign company executives, and U.S. company executives and project managers.
Analyze the U.S. export and development impact results related to specified projects and activities and the political, social, procedural, and economic variables that contribute to a project’s or activity’s success or failure in relation to these results.
Collect and maintain the consistency of the data associated with analysis and reports, as prescribed by federal agency reporting requirements, including but not limited to, project descriptions, project financing details, suppliers’ details, expected future developments, contacts, and follow-up requirements. This will also include identifying and documenting data gaps and taking steps to fill them.
Synthesize findings into reports that create a narrative of a project’s technical details, status, and evaluation process and methodology.
Contribute substantially to a comprehensive report of trends, impacts, outcomes and lessons learned, including recommendations for evaluation process improvements.
Manage data through databases and Excel datasets.
Handle administrative matters, including arranging meetings and phone interviews, preparing forms, maintaining schedules, and designing and maintaining other records relating to project support.
Candidates currently pursuing, or who have obtained, Master’s Degrees in the following fields will be considered: international relations, economics, business, international trade or development, foreign languages, or related or social science.
Minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in either of the following: monitoring and evaluation, primary research, economics, international trade, international development, and/or foreign assistance.
Very strong writing skills with the ability to synthesize and clearly articulate technical information.
Demonstrated social science and/or economics qualitative and quantitative research ability.
Interest and experience in international development economics or infrastructure project development.
Knowledge of MS Excel Spreadsheet functions.
Detail-oriented with ability to work at fast pace and meet deadlines.
Cross-cultural and professional communications skills.
Ability to work independently within a small group setting.
Analytical and quantitative skills; statistical modeling skills are a plus.
Fluency in Portuguese orFrench language required. Selection will depend on the team’s language needs at the time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the United States. MSG will not consider visa sponsorship for this position.
MSG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment will be contingent on outcome of a background check. While all applications are appreciated, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
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