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ABOUT BUSARA
Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research and advisory organization that pursues two twin missions of advancing behavioral science and alleviating poverty.

We work with researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to conduct rigorous field and laboratory-based experimental studies in behavioral economics in developing countries and apply research outcomes to real- world problems. We are headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with active project operations in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria.

Growth is in our DNA hence we are currently taking applications for qualified individuals to join the Busara Kenya team and support on a number of Pakistan related projects. We also envision this team eventually transitioning to a small, nimble unit based in Lahore or Islamabad, but still working closely with the project associates based in the Nairobi office. For this reason, we have a strong preference for staff with previous work experience (and preferably work authorization) in Pakistan.



POSITION SUMMARY
Associates are the primary project managers for all external Busara projects. Associates are expected to be able to quickly gain an expert understanding of a particular problem or research question and use all tools at their disposal, both within and outside Busara to execute an engagement to the highest possible degree, with careful consideration of timing and budget.

Associates are expected to have strong qualitative and quantitative skills and be able to quickly understand and adapt to new contextual situations. Associates should be able to develop creative and rigorous solutions to client and partner needs and manage both internal and external relationships with energy, enthusiasm and professionalism. Associates directly manage other project staff that work on their project and, as well as liaise with other Busara teams and are expected to coordinate and manage staff effectively.

Associates report to Engagement Directors for all responsibilities.

Does this sound interesting? If so, are you looking to:

Design and develop research and advisory projects focused on using behavioral science to alleviate global poverty
Recruit partners from academic institutions, development banks, large NGOs, private companies and social enterprises and manage therelationships
Implement qualitative and quantitative behavioral research
Develop and pilot instruments
Manage large scale field and lab projects with leading academics andinstitutions
Organize, clean and analyze data
Disseminate results, prepare project reports and present results
Design future scope of works
Minor administrative tasks as part of project work
Live in Nairobi, but have the ability to work in Pakistan, and an interest in working in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
In addition to project responsibilities, Associates also have the following organizational responsibilities to ensure a healthy and functioning organization:

Work with the Associate team to conduct goal setting exercises, objectives and key results, and team building events.
Contribute to skills-building workshops for Associate teams.
Communicate across organizational teams to ensure a healthy and functioning organization.
Complete required focus contracts, reviews and snapshots.
Assist with internal initiatives where necessary.
Serve as mentors to Analyst and Project Lead team members, when requested.
Serve on internal committees when necessary.
REQUIREMENTS
So you’re interested in the organization and what the role entails. But do you have what we’re looking for?

A Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields. Other fields will be considered.
2-4 years previous work experience in a related field
Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
Interest and experience working in a fast-paced workingenvironment
Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently,a team player
Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partnerorganizations
Strong quantitative skills including knowledge of and experience working with STATA or other data analysis software
And preferably:

A Master's degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields
Familiarity with and interest in behavioral economics or science.
Strong interest and familiarity in evidence-based policy. Past experience in working on evidence-based policy is preferred
Familiarity with STATA or R.
Experience working in Pakistan.
Experience managing and mentoring staff
Familiarity with randomized controlled trials
BENEFITS
A quickly growing, dynamic work environment
Full health benefits
Competitive renumeration package with travel benefits
Professional development budget
Availability is as from March 2018.

The Company

Company Name
Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
Company Description
Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research and advisory organization that pursues two twin missions of advancing behavioral science and alleviating poverty.

We work with researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to conduct rigorous field and laboratory-based experimental studies in behavioral economics in developing countries and apply research outcomes to real-world problems. We are headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with active project operations in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria.
Number of Employees
101 - 1000

Job Details

Employment Status
Full time
Type of Salary
Fixed salary
Job Location
Kenya
Posted
2017-12-10

Job Requirements

Minimum Educational Qualification
Bachelor's degree
Professional Experience
2 Years
Languages known
English  (Expert)




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