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Data Analyst Consultant for International Cooperative Research

Submissions Due: November 29th, 2021 | The U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC) is an association comprised of cooperative development organizations committed to building a more prosperous world through co-operatives. The International Cooperative Research Group (ICRG) is a division of OCDC that conducts original, collaborative, academically rigorous research that bridges the gap between theory and practice. More specifically, the ICRG carries out original, solution-oriented research and supports the members of the OCDC through designing and executing on cooperative development programming that strengthens governance, leadership, gender empowerment, youth engagement, financial management, market performance, and advocacy. Disseminating data-driven results, ICRG aims to increase the impact of cooperative development as well as its uptake to foster inclusive growth in countries where its members work.

ICRG is currently undertaking several projects in collaboration with partner organizations, related to cooperative resilience and other current global issues where cooperatives may have a role to play in mitigating adversity. Examples of our studies include exploring factors related to cooperative resilience in the face of external shocks such as COVID-19, the potential impact of cooperative membership on migration, and associations between health cooperative membership and women’s health agency, among others. As ICRG continues to expand our research portfolio, we seek to broaden the scope of methodologies used to understand the role and status of cooperatives in international development and global wellbeing, particularly in the realm of statistical and econometric analysis of data.

ICRG invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing data analysis services to support our various research projects.

The interested consultant should have:

  • At least 7 years of extensive, professional experience conducting inferential statistics/econometric analysis for research, at least 2 of which were with an international institution or organization
  • A track-record of successfully completed projects
  • Exceptional time management and communication skills
  • A collaborative approach to analysis
  • Ability to satisfy assignment deliverables, with an eye to strengthening/building upon analyses in scale-appropriate and interesting ways

Interested candidates must provide the following information in the form of an expression of interest, indicating their qualifications to perform the services, and submit to mfitzgerald@ocdc.coop by Nov. 29, 2021:

  • Letter of Interest – Overall experience in the field of the outlined tasks; interest in the current assignment.
  • Specific recent experience in similar assignments – list of related contracts completed during the last five years supported by a brief description of the assignment including name of the client, location, implementation period and value.
  • Consultant’s CV
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