Senior Policy Associate, Financial Inclusion
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SENIOR POLICY ASSOCIATE (FINANCIAL INCLUSION), Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)-Policy and Communications Group, to contribute to J-PAL’s mission of promoting evidence-informed policy. The primary tasks will involve sector management, communication, and analysis. Responsibilities include creating review papers that describe the current state of knowledge in the sector; organizing events for policymakers; building relationships with key partners in governments, NGOs, foundations, and multilateral aid agencies worldwide; presenting J-PAL’s work and research; writing publications that translate J-PAL’s economic research into lessons for policymakers around the world; creating materials for policy outreach; conducting research and analysis for policy memos, grant proposals, and sector-specific work; serving as a liaison between J-PAL Global and one of J-PAL’s regional offices; and providing support to broader J-PAL projects.
REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, or closely related field that included coursework in microeconomics, econometrics, and development economics; at least four years of relevant work experience; comfort learning computer applications, including Salesforce; detail-orientation; strong writing and strategic thinking skills; understanding of and ability to communicate policy lessons from technical academic research in ways that policymakers and practitioners understand; ability to handle multiple projects at once with little supervision, meet deadlines, and effectively manage time as well as others; and self-motivation. Must enjoy working in teams. The position is ideal for someone who is very interested in international development policy and the rigorous research that informs it. Knowledge of Spanish, French, or other languages a plus. Job #18244
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