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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.

Current Opportunities at CID
CID Communications Strategy Consultant

CID is seeking a Communications Strategy Consultant while the Associate Director of Communications and Events is on leave in the Winter and Spring of 2023. This position provides an opportunity to be a part of CID’s close-knit team, and to play a leading role in developing our CID’s new communications strategy. [More]

CID Events & Outreach Manager

CID’s Events & Outreach Manager is an integral part of the team, developing and executing event and conference programming that showcases CID’s research across 120+ faculty affiliates and research programs. As the Events & Outreach Manager, you will be detailed, strategic, flexible and able to use independent judgement in all areas of their work. You will drive the timely, professional, and successful execution of CID’s public-facing events in Cambridge and globally, including weekly student and faculty seminars, invite-only convenings, special events, and CID’s annual Global Empowerment Meeting which is a large conference with key CID stakeholders. As a small team, you will be able to both develop the strategy for all events as well as manage the detailed logistics to execute an event successfully. [More]

CID Executive Coordinator

CID’s Executive Coordinator is an integral part of the team, providing high-level support for the Faculty Director, Executive Director, and the Center for International Development overall. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Executive Coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for CID’s Global Development Council and provide administrative support to the Center through complex calendar coordination, drafting/editing/proofing and mailing correspondence, preparing meeting briefings and agendas, coordinating and preparing for travel, as well as project management and other activities. [More]

CID Finance and Sponsored Research Administrator

The Finance and Sponsored Research Administrator is an integral part of the EPoD and CID team, reporting to EPoD’s Director of Finance and Operations. You will support the growing work of the CID programs, staff, and faculty, managing and handling a range of financial responsibilities to ensure smooth operations. You will serve as point of contact for managing financial analysis and internal reporting, research administration and grants management, and contracts, working closely with the HKS Research Administration Office (RAO), Office of Financial Services (OFS), and the Harvard Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to resolve matters related to grants, contracts, financial accounts and processes, and financial compliance with university policies and procedures. [More]

EPoD Communications Intern

This position will support a wide range of communications activities for EPoD. The role will contribute to research summaries on a wide range of topics in development economics and help build an audience for communications pieces by researching outlets and writing for social media. This position will gather and synthesize important contextual information to be used in writing and media content for the popular press/general public to convey research insights for policy to improve lives in developing countries. [More]

EPoD Research Fellows

EPoD fellowships are geared towards researchers planning to join a Ph.D. program after their term and grant 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 typically 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]

Growth Lab ​​​​​​​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 know-how in development, the role of FDI and migration in the diffusion of know-how, and green technologies as an opportunity for growth.  [More]