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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 us.

Executive Director

CID has an exciting new opportunity for an Executive Director. We are embarking on an ambitious growth strategy as we expand our presence and impact within the university and globally. The Executive Director (ED), in partnership with the Center Faculty Director, will play a key leadership role in developing, resourcing, and executing this strategy. The ED will be responsible for the strategic, financial, and administrative management of the Center. This includes developing core initiatives, fundraising, building collaborations, supporting Harvard-wide faculty affiliates, and students, engaging with national and global audiences in all sectors (academic, public, non-profit and private), convening high-profile events, oversight of annual expenditures, a team of core staff, and all daily operations.

The ED is a strategic and thought partner to the Faculty Director and will develop and execute the plans for moving the Center forward; a collaborative relationship builder, who can work effectively with faculty, staff, university leaders and internal and external stakeholders; a strong manager and leader of people, who will engage, motivate, and mentor staff; and a creative problem solver, who will anticipate issues and roadblocks along the way. We believe in fostering a collaborative, diverse and inclusive community of staff, students, and faculty; we and seek applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their work and service a commitment to collaboration, diversity, inclusion and belonging. [More]

Senior Research Manager

CID is currently seeking a Senior Research Manager to take on a new crosscutting role for CID’s research work, identifying, developing, and managing collaborations and initiatives that contribute towards CID’s overall research agenda. In this role, you will work closely with CID faculty affiliates, counterparts across Harvard University, and collaborating organizations, to identify and incubate new multi-faculty, large-scale research and policy engagement activities that contribute towards CID goals. In addition, you will help recruit and oversee research portfolio teams based at CID. You will become a key contributor on CID’s core team, working closely with CID’s Directors to refine the center’s research strategy and drive ahead critical areas of CID’s work. This position is well-suited for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset and an ability to incubate ideas from the beginning, develop them in collaboration with faculty, and reach out to funders and partners for support. We seek candidates who can adapt well to a flexible setting and working on several projects at the same time. This position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but may include travel to field locations. [More]

EPoD Research Fellows

EPoD fellowships are geared towards researchers planning to join a PhD program after their term, and grants them a period to collaborate closely with EPoD faculty on a specific research project, and gain experience in microeconomic research methods including research design, and data collection and analysis. In addition, the program often gives participants potential opportunities to travel to developing countries and gain hands-on research experience in the field. Fellowships are 12 months in length, with a 12-month extension contingent on mutual interest and funding. The application process goes from mid-November until mid-January and the positions normally start between June and August of that year.  [More]

Growth Lab

Research Fellows

Under the guidance of Professor Ricardo Hausmann, affiliated professors throughout Harvard, and senior researchers at the Growth Lab, Research Fellows contribute significantly to the core research agenda of the lab while also collaborating with government leaders and development practitioners in the field to apply research to policy problems. Research Fellows gain analytical skills alongside practical, hands-on experience working in lower- and middle-income countries on pressing development challenges. We are looking for candidates who have a background in economics (focused on growth, trade theory, and/or applied econometrics with an emphasis on identification strategy), who have either experience or deep interest in applied research, working in developing countries, and interacting with a multitude of collaborators in varying contexts in a fast-paced environment. [More]

Postdoctoral Fellow

The Growth Lab's academic research team consists of a dynamic, cross-disciplinary group of researchers, working to understand economic growth, knowledge diffusion, technology, productivity, and structural transformation from the perspective that these phenomena are functions of the acquisition and diffusion of productive capabilities. Its Postdoctoral researchers and visiting scholars aim to produce high-quality academic papers that are typically team-based, cross-disciplinary, and multi-authored. Topics include regional and international growth and innovation, the workings of urban economies, the role of human capital and knowhow in development, the role of FDI and migration in the diffusion of knowhow, and green technologies as an opportunity for growth.  [More]