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Full Stack Developer (Python/Django)
CID has an immediate opening for a full-time Python/Django programmer to assist with web development projects for the Growth Lab. The successful candidate will join a growing team working on Data Visualization of world trade data. A core project is The Atlas of Economic Complexity which aims at assisting economists, investors, policymakers and the general public in understanding and communicating country and industry trade dynamics. The developer will have the technical lead for the server-side development of the Atlas and related projects. [More]
Executive and Fellows Coordinator (Full-time)
The ideal candidate performs a wide range of complex administrative and support duties with verbal and written fluency in both English and Spanish preferred. This person anticipates problems before they occur and is proactive in resolving them. S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, writing skills, a high level of maturity and judgment, and the ability to provide information and service to a wide range of high-profile people and organizations. Sense of humor, optimism, and maturity are a plus.
S/he will provide a wide range of complex office and financial administration support to the Director and Executive Director with tact and diplomacy, and will be an integral part of the Center’s activities, serving as a liaison to faculty, fellows, staff members, students and external contacts. Responsibilities will include helping with a diversity of projects as needed (conferences, proposals, research, presentations) as well as managing complex calendars, coordinating meetings and worldwide travel arrangements. [More]
Financial Operations Analyst (Full-time)
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and ensuring accurate financial reporting for CID operations and will lead strategic financial analysis to inform strategic decisions within the center. The candidate will work with senior CID staff in managing the financial health of the center and will be responsible for the oversight of core financial and administrative activities associated with various operations budgets, gift and grant budgets, and research fellow appointments. This person will serve as a resource for staff and faculty for various financial and operational activities within CID, and may interact with the Office for Sponsored Programs and the Office of Financial Services (OFS), the central finance/accounting department for HKS. [More]
Summer Internship - CID/United States International Trade Commission
CID and USITC have embarked on a research collaboration that will examine trade and industrial development issues around the globe. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic intern who will play a key role in our joint upcoming research projects. These projects will connect CID's cutting edge research on trade and complexity with USITC's team of analysts.
The successful candidate will participate in a three-month summer internship based in Washington DC, with a 1-week intensive training in Cambridge on CID's work on economic development, economic complexity, and its implication for industrial diversification. [More]
Growth Lab Pre (PhD students) & Postdoctoral Fellowships (stipendiary & non‐stipendiary available)
CID has immediate openings for Pre (PhD students) or Postdoctoral Fellows who are interested in conducting interdisciplinary research in the area of economic development, growth, macroeconomics and trade as part of The Growth Lab. The Growth Lab is an academic research program run out of CID that consists of a dynamic group of researchers working to understand economic growth and structural change, how the specificities of human capital informs diversification of individuals, firms & regions, and how it relates to economic growth. The Growth Lab is also involved in applying its research in active policy engagements.
The Pre or Postdoctoral Fellows will conduct independent research, while also contributing to work conducted by other Growth Lab fellows on growth diagnostics and The Product Space. The Fellows will also have the opportunity to contribute to country-‐level applications of the research and its impact on the policy arena. [More]
Program Fellow - Growth Lab
The Growth Lab Program Fellow is a challenging and exciting position that includes both program management and research. The Fellow may contribute to research while also helping to manage the programmatic aspects of the Growth Lab and other CID projects on, among other things, industrial policy and growth led by Prof. Ricardo Hausmann. The position will include assisting with program design and oversight of program activities, forming new relationships and contacts, drafting proposals, organizing events, writing papers and updates for policy makers & donors, as well as contributing to CID's web-communications. The ideal candidate will take the initiative and search out opportunities to expand both the research and impact of CID’s activities.
Afghanistan Program Manager, Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence
Los Angeles, CA, US
Start date: December 2013
The Political Science Department at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is currently seeking a Manager to oversee a new capacity building program focusing on promoting the use of evidence by policy decision-makers in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. The three-year program, "Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence: Towards a Culture of Evidence-Based Policy," (BCURE), is funded by the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID). The successful candidate will support the implementation of this project at UCLA, working closely with a team at Harvard University (the Evidence for Policy Design program), and serving as the lead manager overseeing program activities in Afghanistan. [More]
Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) – Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Start date: October 2013
EPoD is currently seeking a Research Associate to contribute to the development of teaching, capacity building, and executive education activities in the area of International Development and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. There will be a particular focus on integrating rigorous empirical research into course content, requiring analysis and synthesis of data and economic papers into teaching materials, under the guidance and direction of EPoD faculty. The successful candidate will gain the opportunity to shape the way that international development and social policy is taught to current and future policymakers and practitioners, both at the Harvard Kennedy School and elsewhere. The successful candidate will work with counterparts across the Kennedy School and with partner organizations such as the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan, the Institute for Financial Management and Research (India), the Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and Innovations for Poverty Action to develop and implement training, research, and policy engagement strategies. [More]
Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
The Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) Research Fellows Program supports high-potential candidates for graduate programs in economics and public policy. EPoD fellows work alongside faculty to strengthen their skills and refine their research interests in development economics. They engage in all aspects of EPoD's ongoing research on development issues such as finance, health, gender and education, while learning about research methods under the mentorship of professors. The program also provides an opportunity for fellows to explore their own research interests to inform their future course of study. Past fellows have gone on to top graduate programs at the Harvard Kennedy School, MIT, Princeton, and the University of Chicago. EPoD is currently seeking full-time Research Fellows to work with faculty on specific research projects. Start dates vary according to position, with most start dates occurring early summer 2014 and one position starting in January/February 2014. [More]
Call for Expressions of Interest
Weiss Family Program Fund for Research in Development Economics
The Weiss Family Program Fund for research in development economics is interested in supporting research by undergraduates, graduate students and junior faculty at Harvard, MIT, and Boston University working in development economics, broadly defined. Projects may address a wide range of issues that affect less developed countries.The Fund is calling for expressions of interest. The Weiss Family Program Fund is interested in minimizing the bureaucratic effort required to apply for funding, and therefore we request only expressions of interest at this stage. Details of the content of the expressions of interest are given below. Individuals whose projects are deemed likely to receive funding will be asked to submit formal proposals. [More]