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Research Assistant for FEWS NET Strategic Planning and Activity Design (SPADe) Support Project
Tetra Tech Arlington, VA

Research Assistant for FEWS NET Strategic Planning and Activity Design (SPADe) Support Project

Tetra Tech
Arlington, VA
Expired: March 15, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $55,000 to $65,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time

The USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems (FEWS NET) Strategic Planning and Activity Design (SPADe) Support project, a global activity implemented by Tetra Tech International Development, is currently accepting expressions of interest for the Research Assistant position. This position can be fully remote from a continental US-based location or hybrid/remote within a commutable distance to either one of our office locations in Burlington, VT or Arlington, VA.


Position Description: The Research Assistant will support the project's research activities under direction of the Research Advisor, contributing to literature reviews, data analysis, and other relevant tasks to complete Work Assignments (e.g., Country/Context Desk Reviews, Secondary Data Analyses, Market Analyses, Stakeholder Mapping and Analyses, and Scenario Planning). Research will be focused on food security, agronomics, nutrition, and humanitarian assistance. This is a full-time position, through 7 April 2026.



* Assist the Research Advisor in developing study methodologies.

* Collaborate with SPADe's Gender, Equity, Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor to ensure methodologies proposed and survey instruments developed, are gender sensitive, inclusive, and respectful of "Do No Harm" protocols.

* Collaborate with Tetra Tech's Data Analytics and Technology (DAT) team to integrate data analytics in Work Assignment deliverables.

* Contribute to drafting Work Assignment responses for the Bureau for Humanitarian Affairs (BHA).

* Provide technical input as requested, including interpretation of analyses and technical writing, into Work Assignments related to Country/Context Desk Reviews, Secondary Data Analyses, Market.

* Analyses, Stakeholder Mapping and Analyses, and Scenario Planning.


* Bachelor's degree in international development, food security, agronomics, agricultural economics, or related field.

* Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience.

* Experience in quantitative research methods and applied statistics preferred.

* Demonstrated experience working with food security, nutrition, and agriculture data.

* Demonstrated experience with development of research methodologies, supporting field data collection, and interpretation of data analysis preferred.

* Experience with the GIS (ESRI suite - ArcGIS Pro, Online, QGIS, Google Earth Engine) preferred. 

* One or more years of relevant experience in a developing country is desired (service in a volunteer program is considered relevant). 

* Strong written and verbal communication skills in English; proficiency in French, Spanish,

Portuguese, or Arabic is preferred.

* Current US work authorization is required at the time of application.


To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV

Please ensure that only the requested documents noted above are submitted. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.


Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world's most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background.


Reasonable Accommodations:

We are dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech's Disability Assistance Page or contact our Global Talent Operations team. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.


Pay Transparency Statement:

We are committed to taking a thoughtful, compliant, and equitable approach to employment compensation and rate setting. We commit to providing a holistic comprehensive salary analysis, including reviews of individual skill sets and compensable factors related to qualifications, business needs, internal compensation data, and industry and labor market surveys.  The anticipated pay range for this position is $55,000 to $65,000 annually.


Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans employer.


Project opportunity 

U.S. Teams and Clients 

ARD 188

Agriculture and Food Security (International Development)

Additional Information
  • Organization: 188 ARD


Tetra Tech

Arlington, VA



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