Research Analyst

Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) is an independent scientific research agency.  At MDRI, we believe that research plays an indispensable role in social change and development. MDRI's mission is to impart knowledge through research and consulting services. We are striving to become the leading research institute in policy and development in the Mekong region, where our high quality research would make significant contributions towards regional development. MDRI is ranked No.1 among economic institutions in Vietnam and is among the top 17% of 12,700 economic institutes in the world by IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research. Please visit our website for more information:

MDRI is currently seeking potential candidates for a full-time Research Analyst to join our team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with project teams and support Research Fellows in conducting research and consultancy projects;
  • Design and implement survey and research study, execute fieldwork;
  • Process and analyze quantitative data (using STATA software);
  • Design and undertake qualitative study;
  • Write project reports and research proposals;         
  • Travel for work (domestic and international).

Qualifications: The Research Analyst should have Master degree (and above) in social sciences, economics, statistics, econometrics or related fields or hold exceptional Bachelor degree with substantial research experience. Priority is given to the candidate graduated from well-known universities abroad. The ideal candidates will have:

  • Strong quantitative background and having completed significant coursework in economics, mathematics, and statistics would be an asset;
  • Extensive qualitative background in social sciences, and social studies;
  • Incisive analytical skill and problem-solving skill;
  • Good command of English (with good writing skill);
  • Excellent team player and strong capacity to perform independent work.

Compensation: Competitive and based on candidate’s level of expertise.

Working environment: An intellectually vibrant and supportive environment that makes everyone feel a strong sense of belonging defines MDRI’s distinctive culture. MDRI is the destination for bright and highly motivated individuals who take pride in their work and go extra miles to support their team in an aim to deliver the best services. MDRI offers a learning environment and creates opportunities for each team member to make his or her own mark along the development journey of the Institute. We want to bring on board individuals who are thrilled to embark on an invigorating journey of imparting knowledge and making a difference.

Applications: Application package should be in English and include:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae, including names of two referees who may be approached to give their opinion on the candidate’s suitability for the position;
  • Copies of Academic transcripts and Degree;
  • Copies of publications (if any).

Deadline of submission: 16th October 2015

Applications should be sent to Ms. Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh at [email protected] or to the following mailing address:

Ms. Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh
Floor 8th, Machinco Building
444 Hoang Hoa Tham, Thuy Khue
Tay Ho, Hanoi

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. Successful candidates are expected to start working as soon as possible.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2015-10-16