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Graduate consultant sought

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 18 - January 25, 1996

The Office of International Research and Development (OIRD) at Virginia Tech is preparing a proposal to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) which will involve the evaluation of USAID and developing country policies, programs, and projects. A pool of junior-level (AA + four years of work experience or BA + two years of work experience) and mid-level (BA + 10 years of work experience or MA + eight years of work experience) consultants is being developed for potential short-term consulting assignments to be identified over a three-year contract period. Required academic training should relate to: social science, management, computer science, statistics, or economics. Required skills include any of the following: evaluation research, reengineering, strategic planning, performance measurement, consumer-satisfaction surveying, budget and financial analysis, program and policy analysis, environmental and agricultural analysis, social and economic research methods, rapid-appraisal techniques, ethnographic methods, survey methodology, use of statistical and analytical software, use of information systems for program/project planning, operations research, human-resources analysis, private-sector analysis, and institutional analysis. Previous work experience in a developing country and a foreign language are preferred. For more information, contact Linda Schotthoefer at OIRD, phone 1-6338.