Current Open Positions

In this section you will find positions as a Research Assistant (RA) or Internships which are currently open on LEAP projects or other partner institutes and organizations. Information on how to apply is available in the description of each position.

 

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Position #1 – September- December 2022

Based in Ouagadugu, Burkina Faso

Project: Peers in Action: an experiment on Female Genital Cutting

PIs: Lucia Corno (Cattolica University, LEAP and CEPR) and Selim Gulesci (Trinity College Dublin, LEAP, J-PAL and CEPR)

We are looking for an experienced field coordinator to supervise the implementation of adolescent girls clubs in 135 villages in Burkina to reduce female genital cutting and child marriage. The intervention is in collaboration with Children Believe.

The main tasks involve:

- Preparing materials for the intervention

- Supervision of the implementation of the clubs and data collection on girls’ attendance

- Data cleaning and data analysis of the baseline data collection

Requirements:

- Excellent analytical and social abilities

- Good command of STATA, LaTex and Microsoft Office.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French.

- Experience managing Randomized Control Trials and field experience in developing countries

- Good management skills

If you are interested the position, write to lucia.corno@unicatt.it by June 30th including (1) CV (2) Cover Letter (3) contact details of a reference (4) a do file you wrote for a previous work (thesis/course/RA job). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please indicate Position #1 Burkina in the object of your email.

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Position #2 – September- December 2022

Based in Younde’, Cameroon

Project: Breast Ironing, Breast Feeding and Child Mortality

PI: Lucia Corno (Cattolica University, LEAP and CEPR)

I am looking for a research assistant/field coordinator to work on an RCT on breast ironing in Cameroon in Collaboration with IRESCO (INSTITUT POUR LA RECHERCHE, LE DEVELOPPEMENT SOCIO-ECONOMIQUE ET LA COMMUNICATION).

The RA will have the main tasks of supervising a follow up data collection, cleaning and analysing data, training and supervision of the enumerators, monitoring project implementation. The job will be based at IRESCO office in Yaounde’, Cameroon.

Requirements:

- Excellent analytical and social abilities

- Good command of STATA, LaTex and Microsoft Office.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French.

- Experience managing Randomized Control Trials and field experience in developing countries

- Good management skills

If you are interested the position, write to lucia.corno@unicatt.it including (1) CV (2) Cover Letter (3) contact details of a reference (4) a do file you wrote for a previous work (thesis/course/RA job) by June 30th. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please indicate Position #2 Cameroon in the object of your email.

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Position #3 – September- July 2022-23

Based in Milan, Italy

PI: Lucia Corno

I am looking for a pre-doc RA to work at LEAP and Cattolica University in Milan on projects related to harmful norms in developing country for one year starting in September 2022. The selected applicant should be enthusiastic about research and motivated to apply their strong analytical and writing skills to development. Examples of ongoing projects include RCT on on female genital cutting and the role of narratives in Sierra Leone, on the impact of gender stereotypes on education. Responsibilities will include data cleaning and econometric analysis, as well as assisting with data collection activities, designing survey instruments, preparing training materials for surveys, and conducting literature reviews.

The candidate should be available to do some field work in Africa during the year.

Qualifications:

Requirements

· Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science or Mathematics with a strong academic record.

· Excellent analytical ability demonstrated through academic writing and programming.

· Excellent command of Stata, Latex and MS office.

· Experience with collecting primary data or working on field experiments in developing countries

· Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Preferred:

· Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science or Mathematics with a strong academic record.

· Knowledge of R or Python.

· Interest in pursuing a PhD in Economics.

How to apply: Please send the following documents as a combined pdf to lucia.corno@unicatt.it

Academic transcripts

· CV/Resume

· Cover letter outlining:

o Interest in position

o Previous research and field experience

· 2 names of reference that I will contact asking for recommendation letter.

Selected applicants will be asked to perform an analytical task which will then be followed by interviews. The selected applicant will be expected to start in September 2022 and the position will be mainly based in Milan, Italy. Last date to apply is June 20th, 2022.

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Volunteer

We are looking for daily volunteers on the RCT project “Fostering Social Skills in Ethnic Diversity Through Inclusive Classroom Practices” (PIs: Sule Alan, Michela Carlana and Marinella Leone) from the period May 9th to 23rd. The volunteer will support the data collection and the field work activities of the project in elementary schools in Lombardy. The project aims to advance the understanding of how the school environment influences the way students interact and develop essential social skills. Requirements: knowledge of Italian, based in Milan and good social skills. Volunteers can join field activities for one day or more based on their availability.

If you are interested get in touch with giulianaghia318@gmail.com

 

Research Internship - attachment

Vittorio Bassi (USC and IGC), Monica Morlacco (USC), Tommaso Porzio (Columbia) and Esau Tugume (BRAC & Dyadic) are looking for a research intern to help with fieldwork in Uganda this summer. This is an exciting opportunity for Master students interested in development research. The intern will work primarily on the project “Understanding the role of informal firms’ clusters for productivity and growth”. The project aims to collect three rounds of panel survey data on a representative sample of SMEs in urban Uganda, to study misallocation of resources and firm growth in informal clusters. The first wave of the panel will be collected in summer 2022, and will involve the roll out of a survey of about 1,000 SMEs in the main cities of Uganda.

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Investment & Impact Officer 

You will be in charge of prospecting, analyzing and processing applications received by the FID (Le Fonds d’Innovation pour le Développement) as well as monitoring funded projects. You will also be responsible for measuring, understanding and communicating the performance of the FID, both at the global portfolio level and at the level of individual projects. You will be part of a small team and will report directly to the FID's executive management.
We are looking for someone with a Master's or PhD in development economics with several years of experience in monitoring research projects/impact evaluations, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Preferably French-speaking candidates. Expertise in the agriculture/climate sector would be a plus.

The link to apply: https://afd.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/5/home/requisition/4440?c=afd

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Field Coordinator - attachment

The Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) department in DEC has a multi-year partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP)’s Office of Evaluation (OEV) to generate impact evaluation evidence on WFP school-based programming, to better understand how school meal programs can promote health, nutrition, learning, and the creation of human capital, while at the same time stimulate local economies when school meals are procured locally. This will help generate evidence to inform the trade-offs in school-based programmes' designs and implementations. In addition, it aims to better understand how different school-based programme designs can play an important role as a social safety net protecting boys and girls during shocks. The Team is looking for a Field Coordinator to support the growing engagement in Jordan. The field coordinator will be in charge of liaising between the WFP country offices and evaluation team, overseeing the day-to-day implementation of the evaluation project and data collection efforts. Previous experience engaging implementing partners is a must. Proficiency in Arabic, Stata and SurveyCTO are also a must. The Field Coordinator will need to be willing to be based in Amman. More information on the role in the attachment. To apply or more information please get in touch with huckat@worldbank.org.

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Research Assistant - attachment

We are looking for one research assistant working part-time from 1st April to 30th of May 2022 on the evaluation of the project “Fostering Social Skills in Ethnic Diversity Through Inclusive Classroom Practices” in Italy. Good social and quantitative skills and knowledge of Italian are required. The position is funded by J-PAL European Social Inclusion Initiative.

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Economist - World Bank- attachment

The Jobs Group is looking to recruit an Economist (GF) for its Rome Jobs, Labor Mobility and Sustainable Development  Program (Rome JLMSD Program). The Rome JLMSD Program has been established in 2020 with support from the Jobs Umbrella Multi-Donor Trust Fund (Jobs MDTF) (including a grant from the Government of Italy). It is housed in the World Bank’s Rome-based Center for Development Data (C4D2), which forms part of the World Bank Development Economics Vice Presidency.  

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Internship at DIME - World Bank- attachment

DIME offers internships to students enrolled in areas ranging from economics and public policy to data and computer science to gain experience in development research. The summer internship program combines project-specific experience with training opportunities on survey and data-related topics. Eligible students must be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the internship. Master's and undergraduate students must also receive an appropriate scholarship or academic credit to be eligible for participation.

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Economist - FAO - attachment

The Organization frequently engages experts to work on short-term activities and projects as international consultants or under personal service agreements at various levels of experience. International consultants are engaged by the Organization to provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task or piece of work, which is short-term by nature. The assignment may involve full-time or part-time functions, with duration ranging from 1 month up to 11 months. The possibility of extension is subject to satisfactory performance and dependant on the availability of resources and needs of the Organization. Assignments can require travel or missions/appointment to field locations.

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Research Assistant/Field Coordinator - attachment

We are looking for a project manager and up to 10 research assistants on the evaluation of a Tutoring Online Program in Italy. The project manager will work full-time from January to July 2022, while the research assistants will work full-time from January 15 to February 15 and from May 15 to the end of June. The project matches disadvantaged children with volunteer university tutors and it is aimed at mitigating gaps in education outcomes. Good social and quantitative skills and knowledge of Italian are required.

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Research Assistant/Field Coordinator - attachment

Prof. Lucia Corno is looking for a research assistant/field coordinator to mainly work on an RCT on breast ironing in Cameroon in Collaboration with IRESCO (INSTITUT POUR LA RECHERCHE, LE DEVELOPPEMENT SOCIO-ECONOMIQUE ET LA COMMUNICATION). The RA will have the main tasks of cleaning and analysing baseline data, preparing materials for the intervention, training and supervision of the enumerators, monitoring project implementation. If you are interested the position, write to lucia.corno@unicatt.it including (1) CV (2) Cover Letter (3) contact details of a reference (4) a do file you wrote for a previous work (thesis/course/RA job). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Internship Opportunity – “Meet Your Future” Project - attachment

The intern will primarily work on the “Meet Your Future” project. This is a Randomized Control Trial that seeks to investigate how career-coaching and job search assistance for young jobseekers entering job market can (i) increase the effectiveness of the job search process and entrepreneurial efforts, (ii) influence their aspirations and self-confidence while at school, (iii) reduce information gaps, (iv) align expectations with labor market conditions and (v) improve labor market performance. To apply, please send a CV, a short cover letter (one-page max) and a recently written sample STATA .do file to: livia.alfonsi@berkeley.edu. Please write “MYF-internship application” followed by your last name in the subject of your application
email.

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Evaluation Short Term Consultant - attachment

The World Bank is looking for a short-term consultant to support the impact evaluation implementation of the project as research assistant. The Consultant will work under the supervision of the M&E Specialist and the project’s Task Team Leader, working in close coordination with the whole Italy GMI project team. To submit your application, please write to Alessandra Marini (amarini@worldbank.org).

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Experienced Field Coordinator - attachment

Lucia Corno (Cattolica University, LEAP and CEPR) and Selim Gulesci (Trinity College Dublin, LEAP, J-PAL and CEPR) are looking for an experienced field coordinator to supervise a baseline data collection and an intervention on Female Genital Cutting in Burkina Faso in collaboration with Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) and a local NGO. The field coordinator will organize and supervise the data collection, data cleaning and data analysis. The ideal candidate should be able to start as soon as possible and work until May 2022. The potential candidate will be based at the IPA office in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

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Research Assistant - attachment

The World Bank is seeking a short-term consultant (research assistant). The consultant will be hired for a total of 30 work days. The contract will start from November 1st 2021 and will end on 31st December 2021, most of the work will happen in December. The consultant will work under the supervision of Diego Ubfal (Economist, Thematic Lead on Entrepreneurship, Africa Gender Innovation Lab, World Bank). 

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Pre-doctoral Fellow in Economics - attachment

The Department of Economics of the University of Zurich invites applications for the position of a Predoctoral Fellow in Economics. The predoctoral fellow will work closely with Profs. Anne Brenøe and Alexia Delfino from Bocconi University on research projects in the fields of gender economics, child development, and labor economics. 

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Internship (+ RA position) - attachment

PIs: Anne Brenoe (UZH), Alexia Delfino (Bocconi University), Claudio Schilter (UZH) are looking for an intern working part-time from 1 st of October 2021 to 1 st February 2022 on the project “Trying out Counter-Stereotypical Jobs: Evidence from Apprenticeships”. Upon satisfactory completion of the internship, the position can be converted to a Research Assistant position from February until the end of 2022.