Senior Policy and Quantitative Analyst

Job description

Foreign Policy Analytics, the research and advisory division of Foreign Policy, is seeking a full-time Senior Policy & Quantitative Analyst to join our research team. The Senior Policy & Quantitative Analyst will conduct quantitative and qualitative research, design statistical and financial models, manage complex data sets, and perform advanced data analytics to generate new insights and actionable intelligence for our clients. The Senior Analyst will also be responsible for drafting proprietary and public reports and presentations. We are seeking a highly motivated, communicative, and collaborative team member that is committed to the organization’s mission and will bring professionalism, analytical rigor, and creativity to our work.

The Senior Policy & Quantitative Analyst will

  • Conduct desktop and primary research and analysis as needed across a range of international policy issues and sectors
  • Monitor and analyze legislation and regulations pertaining to a range of industries and subject matters
  • Collect, analyze and visualize data from a range of sources; conduct economic trend analyses; economic impact modeling; statistical and financial analysis
  • Produce rapid response briefs on breaking policy issues
  • Prepare client presentations, policy briefs and in-depth reports


  • Master's Degree in international relations, economics or public policy
  • Proven track record of high-quality qualitative and quantitative research, analytical rigor, and attention to detail
  • Prior project management experience, scoping and leading large scale research projects
  •  Excellent English Language writing abilities
  • Comfort presenting and interacting with senior executives
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team to deliver projects on time and on or under budget
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
  •  Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including manipulating large datasets and data visualization
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in analytics performing exploratory data analysis
  • Working knowledge of regressions and modeling
  • Exceptional ability to intuit, understand and clearly communicate the meaning of data analyses in a concise, compelling manner
  • Programming and coding experience (R, Python, etc.) is a plus
  • Eligibility to work in the United States

Foreign Policy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.