Research Assistant
FHI 360 (FHI 360)
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Job Description

Job Summary:

Provides support to the research department to assist with implementation and maintenance of research studies. Maintains, updates, and may establish various databases for tracking research studies. Maintains research files and responsible for supporting all phases of the studies. Coordinates, reviews and develops study-related documents and assists with data management, site communication, and implementation of study components based on standard operating procedures (SOP’s).


  • Coordinates, develops, reviews, tracks and revises assigned study- related documents including protocols, SOP’s, monitoring plans, analysis plans, reports, and publications.
  • Conducts data reviews to ensure quality and compliance standards.
  • Performs administrative duties of purchasing supplies, assists with meetings and travel arrangements, training materials and prepares minutes and presentations.
  • Develops and maintains central files, dossiers for IRB reviews, and sets up conference calls and virtual meetings.
  • Communicates with site staff to ensure updates and the successful completion of study goals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s Degree or its International Equivalent • Knowledge/Information Services, Education, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences, Human Development or Related Field.


  • Typically requires 0-2 years of evaluation or research experience.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, and other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements:

  • <15%

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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About FHI 360

FHI 360 is an international nonprofit working to improve the health and well-being of people in the United States and around the world.

We partner with governments, the private sector and civil society to bring about positive social change and to provide lifesaving health care, quality education and opportunities for meaningful economic participation. We do this by using research and evidence to design and deliver innovative programs that change behaviors, increase access to services and improve lives. 

Our staff of more than 4,000 professionals work in more than 60 countries. Their diverse technical expertise and deep understanding of local conditions provide a 360-degree perspective that allows us to develop customized responses to the toughest human development challenges.