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Program Fellow - Growth Lab
This is a challenging and exciting position that includes both program management and research. The Research Fellow will conduct research while also helping to manage the programmatic aspects of the Growth Lab and other CID projects on the continent. Research activities will include 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 and writing papers and updates for policy makers, donors, as well as contributing to CID’s web-communications. The ideal candidate will take 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: November 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]