Organization: DevTech
Job title: Education Specialist (STTA-USAID/Colombia)
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Description: USAID/Colombia is seeking a short-term consultant to form part of a team in conducting a rapid education and risk analysis (RERA). A RERA is a “good enough” situation analysis of educational institutions, learners, and their communities as a dynamic system of relationships involving assets and multiple contextual risks. A RERA integrates key methodologi­cal elements of a rapid education needs assessment and contextual risk analyses, such as conflict analysis, disaster risk assessment, and resilience analysis, to inform USAID strategy and programming. Importantly, a RERA investigates how risks impact the school community, how education influences risks, and how contextual risks influence each other.
Qualifications: The Education Specialist should possess the following attributes and experience: Expertise in education sector in Colombia generally; Experience in leading and/or participating in education sector assessments or other primary data collection and analysis exercises; Active networks of contacts in the education sector in Colombia; Experience working with USAID either as a contractor or staff member.
Application Deadline: April 8, 2020
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Organization: UNU-WIDER
Job title: Research Associate
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Description: UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and potential to administrate the databases (WIID and GRD) hosted at UNU-WIDER to help with further developments of these databases, and to support and/or conduct research on inequality globally or across countries.
Qualifications: PhD or a master’s degree in economics, statistics, econometrics, or a related discipline with strong quantitative skills; Proven skills in STATA; Skills in R, or other statistical software, is an asset; Experience administrating databases is an asset; Knowledge of inequality measurement tools and research publications on related areas are also assets; Excellent drafting skills and fluency in both oral and written English; Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; Readiness to travel internationally.
Application Deadline: May 5, 2020
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Organization: Financial Inclusion Program at IPA
Job title: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Consumer Protection
Location: Washington, DC or New York, NY
Description: IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to serve as a principal investigator on research projects which seek to inform effective financial consumer protection policymaking in four emerging markets, with attention to questions on digital finance, big data and data protection, and behavioral research. The contract duration for the position will be one year. Successful candidates may have the potential to extend their work with IPA, conditional upon funding.
Qualifications: Candidates currently enrolled in the final two years of a PhD in Economics or Public Policy with a significant focus on quantitative research methods, OR a PhD in Economics or Public Policy; Demonstrated research interests and experience in financial inclusion, behavioral economics, consumer protection, or related topics; Significant applied econometrics skills are expected; Experience working on both quantitative and qualitative data collection; Evidence of independently managing complex partners with multiple stakeholders; Knowledge of statistical packages such as STATA, R, Python; Evidence of organizing and analyzing large data sets, in particular administrative data, financial data, and/or alternative data such as social media data; Superior analytical, quantitative and conceptual thinking skills; Ability to present information in a structured and insightful way, both in writing and orally; Self-starter, entrepreneurial mindset, versatility and strong multi-tasking skills; Passion for making data-driven decision making a reality in the development sector.
Application Deadline: Rolling Basis
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