The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research and drive better policy and practice by the world’s top decision makers. We strive for excellence and intellectual rigor and believe global prosperity starts with smart policy based on evidence. Our work is nonpartisan, and our recommendations are not influenced by our funders. We are willing to challenge powerful institutions and the status quo for better development practices. We are committed to transparency, diversity, and professional and personal integrity. We value mutual respect, a collegial workplace, and a healthy sense of humor.
Key roles and responsibilities
- The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of duties, including:
- Conducting research and policy analysis suitable for publication on CGD’s website and/or in external journals; author significant research papers, alone or in collaboration with other senior colleagues.
- Writing blogs, policy briefs, op-eds, notes and reports on periodic findings.
- Building and maintaining partnerships with gender policy institutions, think tanks, and NGOs and design dissemination strategies for research outputs.
- Representing the organization at a high-level in various settings and forums.
Experience and skills
- Master’s degree in economics, international development, or a related field; and at least five years of research or policy experience gained in think tanks, NGOs or a related field. PhD may be substituted for some experience.
- Outstanding attention to detail; proven ability to advance research projects with a high degree of autonomy while being accountable for the accuracy of outputs.
- Experience managing multiple budgets for large international grants and leading on the preparation of financial and progress reports to grant funders.
- Strong communication and writing skills in English, including the ability to communicate complex messages to a wide audience.
- Training in econometrics, statistics, and/or development economics preferred. Must be eligible to work in the U.S., OPT and OPT-STEM applicants welcomed.
- Have significant program management responsibilities, e.g., grant application/ management / reporting