Policy Associate

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
25 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Jan 2021
Ref
19121
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.

POLICY ASSOCIATEAbdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to contribute to J-PAL’s mission of promoting evidence-informed policy. The primary task will involve communication, analysis, and specialization.  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; organizing events; presenting at conferences and participating in meetings with policymakers and partner organizations; conducting research and analysis for policy memos, grant proposals, and sector-specific work; and developing in-depth knowledge of one or more of J-PAL’s sectors and providing evidence support to policymakers.  Position is ideal for someone who is interested in international development policy and the rigorous research that informs it.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree that included training in economics, including intermediate-level economics, econometrics, and calculus; two 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.

PREFERRED a master’s degree and knowledge of Spanish, French, or other languages.  Job #19121

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