Project Associate

Massachusetts, United States
21 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future then take a look at this opportunity.

PROJECT ASSOCIATE I, Political Science-MIT Governance Lab, (MIT GOV/LAB), to support a principal investigator (PI) and MIT team with new projects in sub-Saharan Africa.  Will coordinate relationships with partner organizations and assist with fieldwork logistics and research; assist with coordinating the work of research assistants who conduct data analysis, design data collection tools, and provide other research assistance; assist with drafting and editing study protocols and descriptions; assist PI in the field, providing logistical support for events and meetings, weekly reporting, and other administrative duties as needed; and edit guides and documents on new projects, partnerships, and research processes that can serve as a resource for researchers and external parties.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in political science, economics, international development, or a closely related social science field; at least two years’ relevant experience with at least one year working in developing countries; proven ability to prioritize activities and successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision; attention to detail; discretion and good judgment with sensitive and confidential issues; ability to use clear, precise language when writing, including when doing so for nontechnical audiences; and effective speaking and relationship-building skills. Job #18405

The position will be based in Cambridge, MA with international travel estimated at up to twenty-five percent (length of trips varies based on project responsibilities) to sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Nigeria.

This position is initially for one year with the possibility of extension.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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