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The Center for International Development occasionally posts employment opportunities within CID, our Research Programs, and affiliated organizations. To submit an opportunity for consideration, email email@example.com.
CID is seeking one or two Harvard students to help with Communications, Events & Programs, Administration and/or potentially Research. Intern positions are available beginning in January, 2014. The successful candidate(s) will have the unique opportunity to work closely with CID staff and gain extensive experience in a high profile, fast-paced office, alongside an energetic and friendly team.
Main responsibilities may include digital projects, website updates, newsletter content, events promotion, general office management, research tasks, and other miscellaneous components supporting the ongoing activities at the Center. CID is looking for well-rounded candidates with strong oral and written communication skills, a can-do attitude and demonstrated interest in international development. [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.
Full Stack Developer (Python/Django)
The Center for International Development at Harvard University (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 programmer will have the technical lead for the server-side side development of the Atlas and related projects. [More]
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]
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
EPoD, Saudi Labor Market Project - Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Start date: October 2013
EPoD is currently seeking a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to contribute to a new initiative that will assess current constraints in the areas of employment and job acquisition in Saudi Arabia and identify potential policy solutions by utilizing and further developing a base of rigorous empirical research. The position offers an opportunity to work closely with and under the mentorship of economists doing empirical research in top-tier academic institutions and to collaborate with policy counterparts in Saudi Arabia. This position is based in Cambridge, MA but will include travel to Saudi Arabia and potentially other locations on a periodic basis. The job is ideal for someone with an enthusiasm for empirical research, and the ability and interest to learn new skills and take initiative as the project develops. This position will provide excellent experience for individuals who are interested in pursuing a research career in Saudi Arabia working on issues of policy design and evaluation. [More]