Policy Associate - Agriculture
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POLICY ASSOCIATE (AGRICULTURE), Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to support evidence-informed policy, supporting the agriculture sector and the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI). Responsibilities include writing publications that “translate” J-PAL’s economic research into lessons for policymakers around the world; creating materials for policy outreach, including publications, evaluation summaries, presentations, and website content; developing in-depth knowledge of J-PAL’s Agriculture Sector and providing evidence support to policymakers; and supporting the generation of cutting edge research by staffing a competitive research fund, the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI). Will also have the opportunity to support J-PAL’s overall mission in a number of ways, including serving as a liaison between J-PAL Global and one of J-PAL’s regional offices, supporting cost-effectiveness analyses, providing support to broader J-PAL projects like communications, and undertaking professional development opportunities.
REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree that includes significant training in economics; intermediate-level economics, econometrics, and calculus knowledge; two years of relevant experience (experience gained during education can count toward experience); attention to detail; and strong writing skills for communicating policy lessons from academic papers in ways that policymakers understand. PREFERRED: master’s degree; experience related to agricultural development, extension, research, or rural economics; and knowledge of Spanish, French, or other major language(s). Job #18898
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