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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.
Basic Qualifications: Master's degree in economics, public policy, international development or related field and two to three years of related experience. Experience using Stata (or equivalent) for data analysis required.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong interest in public policy and economic development research. Coursework in empirical methods, including econometrics with fluency in understanding instrumental variables methods and the design of randomized trials. Excellent English oral and written communication skills. Experience in developing course materials, particularly in PowerPoint. Computer literacy (including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and computer research skills are vital.
The candidate must have a strong ability to integrate sophisticated economic concepts, research and policy issues into coherent and effective written and teaching materials. The candidate should be well-organized, able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments simultaneously, and have excellent attention to detail. The position requires strong interpersonal skills, the ability to interact well with faculty, staff, students, and research partners. Experience in private sector and staff management will be evaluated favorably. Previous experience in a research environment and willingness to travel internationally desired.
Some travel may be required.
How to Apply: If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Research Associate", your CV, academic transcript, and a statement of interest.