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Cooper/Smith is currently seeking a Research & Data Analyst to dive into our projects and datasets, test theories and methods, and generate yet-undiscovered insights for program managers, policymakers, and funders. This role will be dynamic, focusing on addressing priority research questions and testing relationships across disparate data sources and systems.


Duration: This is a full-time, long-term, exempt position.


Location: Flexible; Remote.


Who We Are

  • A dynamic team with extensive experience in strategic planning, results management, efficiency analysis, modeling, operational research, and digital health.
  • Innovators, solutions specialists, champions of collaboration, and global citizens with professional experience in over 35 countries.
  • Lovers of hard work, good laughs, and passionate about delivering solutions and results with broader social value.


What We Offer

  • Flexible work hours and a fully remote work environment.
  • A benefits package exceeding industry standards, including unlimited paid time off.
  • Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience.
  • Opportunity to contribute to a growing organization.
  • Opportunity to work with a talented, energetic team of development professionals passionate about sustainable results.


Who You Are

  • A curious thinker who is self-motivated and results-oriented, can deliver on tight deadlines and is motivated by the opportunity to help grow a young organization.
  • A person who enjoys a challenge, can describe nuance and complexity and is ultimately driven to produce creative solute
  • Someone who seeks to frame their work in the big picture [the ‘why?’], but equally attends to the details in getting there [the ‘how?’].
  • Someone passionate about the use of measurement and data to improve management, performance, and program effectiveness.
  • Someone who thrives in a flexible work environment; can manage competing demands and adapt to shifting priorities; uses sound judgment in stressful situations; and enjoys working with a diverse, global team.




  • Design and apply the latest data science methods and instruments to develop
  • contextually appropriate tools for research and analysis.
  • Help strengthen the capacity of host government counterparts, particularly in data
  • management, data visualization, and analytic methods.
  • Work with developers and health experts to build decision support tools and dashboards
  • that will employ new information to improve patient care.
  • Employ user-centered design principles to collect requirements and develop custom
  • visualizations for a target audience (e.g., decision support tools for health care workers).
  • Employ novel network analysis methods to segment populations and triangulate
  • disparate data sources to improve global development outcomes.
  • Conduct geospatial analytics to identify areas to target program implementation and intervention.
  • Conduct rapid analyses of small and large datasets with limited oversight.
  • Conduct economic evaluations as needed (e.g., cost-effectiveness analysis, cost impact analysis).
  • Investigate new tools and software solutions to address specific technical requirements.
  • Generate visualizations for reports, web, and conference proceedings.
  • Review scientific literature to support analysis plans and contribute to operational research design and analysis.
  • Support the preparation of peer-reviewed publications, white papers, and articles.
  • Document methods and findings and work with Cooper/Smith’s team to identify externally the best channels to share.
  • On occasion, participate in technical working groups and assist with preparing technical
  • materials and proposals.
  • Support other activities and tasks, as requested.



Required Skills

  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams in international settings.
  • Exceptional organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with commonly encountered organizations in the international development sector
  • [donors, multilateral, consulting firms, etc.].
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Excel; proficient in other Microsoft products
  • [Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Sites] and Google Suite (Sheets, Docs, Slides, etc.).
  • Basic knowledge of disease burden and response efforts in economically developing countries [e.g., programs designed to address HIV, TB, malaria, water, and sanitation, etc.].
  • Solid understanding of research design, including hypothesis testing and quantifying
  • uncertainty.
  • Demonstrated aptitude with diverse quantitative methods, including statistics, data mining, cluster analysis, machine learning, regression, and predictive modeling.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills using one or more statistical software packages for data
  • analysis [Python, STATA, R, etc.].
  • Above-average aptitude with a wide variety of data visualization methods and tools [e.g.,
  • Tableau, 03.JS, etc.].
  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Public Health, or related field required.
  • Master’s Degree in a related field preferred.

Eligible and interested candidates can submit their CV and expression of interest to Please include the position description in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.