IMPAQ International is looking for Senior Research Analyst

IMPAQ International is a US-based firm providing exemplary research and consulting services to domestic and international clients in the areas of program evaluation studies, applied research, social policy analysis, survey design and data collection, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and technical assistance. IMPAQ International, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disability/Veterans).

IMPAQ International and its local partner are seeking a Senior Research Analyst for the 5-year USAID/BiH Monitoring and Evaluation Support Activity II (MEASURE II), which began in September 2019. The project supports a broad range of activities including performance monitoring and program evaluation; policy research and data analysis; sector assessments; survey design and data collection; MEL technical assistance and training; and collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA) support. 


The Senior Research Analyst will support a broad range of activities, and the selected candidate will be responsible for the following, under the guidance of a designated MEASURE II supervisor:

Provide support, as needed, to Component 1 (providing technical assistance to USAID/BiH and Implementing Partner staff for the Mission’s Performance Management Plan, Project Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plans, and Activity MEL Plans), including supporting the following tasks:

  • Design and implementation of indicators, data collection and analysis approaches, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plan assistance, data quality assessments (DQAs), and performance monitoring and reporting;
  • Annual review of performance indicators, results, and reporting. 

Provide support, as needed, to evaluations, assessments, and special studies under Component 2 (designing and conducting evaluations, surveys, assessments, and special studies), including supporting the following tasks:

  • Use quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques to manage and analyze research data; 
  • Create and deliver customized presentation and technical reports from data analysis results;
  • Conduct site visits and interviews to assess program implementation and operations;
  • Write and proof-read research and evaluation reports.

Lead field office inputs into CLA tasks under Component 3 (Integrating Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) concepts into the USAID/BiH development programming), under the guidance of C3 lead, including:

  • Development of a CLA plan;
  • Project review/learning engagement events; 
  • Produce learning engagement reports;
  • Contribute to development and implementation of a strategy for evaluation follow-up;
  • Contribute to integration of C3 tasks with C1 and C2 work.


  • At minimum Bachelor’s and preferably Master’s degree in social sciences such as political science, sociology, economics, international development, monitoring and evaluation, or related field is required; 
  • At minimum, three (3) years’ professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, developing performance management plans, selecting indicators and developing targets, designing log frames, conducting evaluations, surveys, assessments, and other tasks related to MEL;
  • At minimum three (3) years of experience in reporting on project activities, this should include writing quarterly/annual reports, project success stories, final and technical reports, and other reporting tasks; 
  • Experience in using various data analysis tools, including STATA, SPSS, or Office Reports;
  • Experience building and maintaining working relations with stakeholders, and demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively interface (and represent IMPAQ) with donor agency counterparts, government officials, partner organizations, and other stakeholders;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and outstanding interpersonal skills;
  • Professional fluency (reading and writing) in English;
  • Demonstrated ability to work within interdisciplinary team;
  • Previous experience in working with international donors/development partners, especially USAID, will be considered as an advantage;
  • BiH citizenship required.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter with the names and contact information for three references by email to: no later than January 15, 2020. 

All qualified applicants will be considered solely on the basis of merit, and salary will be commensurate to experience. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.