USAID/BFS’s Division for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) is looking for researchers interested in an opportunity to support research through analyses on Feed the Future (FTF) and other food security data sets that have been collected over the life of the initiative. The agency is looking for recent master’s or PhD graduates from a social science discipline or statistics program with experience in quantitative data analysis and familiarity with developing country contexts. Current graduate students with enough available time to devote at least 20 hours per week to this effort also will be considered.

At this point in the initiative, the data set is rich with opportunity for learning on key questions related to food security and development programming. Analyses will include in-depth country-specific and meta-analysis of data to examine common dynamics, constraints and lessons learned.

Researchers who might be interested in this type of opportunity and available to work on a part- to full-time basis, for a 10 to 12 month period, should email Anne Swindale ( or Emily Hogue (