Senior Quantitative Research Officer – Young Lives

The Oxford Department of International Development is seeking to recruit a Senior Quantitative Research Officer within the Young Lives (YL) team. The postholder will take day to day responsibility for coordinating the YL quantitative fieldwork, including troubleshooting fieldwork issues in the four countries, managing the YL data managers to create a high-quality comparable dataset, and subsequent research using the new data to advance understanding of the challenges faced by young people in low and middle income countries. They will coordinate the international team working to undertake a seventh round of quantitative fieldwork in four developing countries and the production of a high-quality quantitative dataset for public release. They will conduct independent and collaborative analysis and research (including mixed methods research) on key themes of the project using YL and other data.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a social science discipline (e.g., Economics, Sociology) with strong skills relevant for quantitative child poverty research. They will have a record of high-quality publications in one or more of the key research themes being addressed by Young Lives research. Excellent analytical and statistical skills, including of statistical programme evaluation techniques and strong STATA skills is essential to this role.

This post if full-time and fixed-term up to 31 March 2025.

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Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Thursday 22nd June 2023 can be considered.  

Interviews are envisioned to be held on Thursday 29th June 2023.

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