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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Predoc Research Assistant at UNIMI - link to apply

PIs: Giovanna d'Adda (Università degli Studi di Milano), Alireza Naghavi (Università di Bologna), Vincenzo Pezone (University of Tillbrug) and Giuseppe Pignataro (Università di Bologna)

We are looking for a pre-doc research assistant working on a research project on the quality of contract enforcement by courts and interfirm networks and trust. The research is based in Italy and will use a combination of methods: 1. analysis of administrative data on Italian courts and firms; 2. survey experiments with Italian firms. The contract is full-time for 12 months, based in Milan. Good social and quantitative skills and knowledge of Italian are required. Start date: by October 1. The position will be awarded through a public competition: the call is posted at this link:

https://www.unimi.it/it/ricerca/fare-ricerca-da-noi/assegni-di-ricerca/bandi-assegni-di-ricerca (ID 5376)

 

The deadline is September 7th. However, interested candidates are invited to contact Giovanna d'Adda (giovanna.dadda@unimi.it) as soon as possible for further information on the project and a preliminary interview.

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PEDL Research Officer at CEPR - Attachment

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is looking to recruit a dynamic, dedicated individual with an interest in cutting-edge, policy-relevant research in development economics for a full-time  Research Officer position within its Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) programme.

The researcher will work on a number of tasks, including the production of reports for the FCDO outlining the initiative's progress and achievements against its original timeline and objectives and identifying key policy-relevant projects to highlight; and the pre-award evaluation of research projects: screening each submission for scientific merit and policy relevance, which entails a careful analysis and grading of each proposal, before being passed to the PEDL Scientific Coordinator for further evaluation.

The position is based in London or Paris. 

A Postgraduate degree in economics, public policy or a related discipline with a significant focus on econometric techniques is required. 

Research and work experience in developing countries is desirable.

Applications should be made by submission of a CV and short cover letter outlining their skills and motivation to togden@cepr.org, quoting "PRO22-WEB". Candidates should also mention their availability and preferred start date in the cover letter.
The deadline is Friday, 15 July 2022, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Research Economist position with World Bank Tunisia - Attachment 

The World Bank is looking to hire a research economist to work on a couple of research projects in its Tunisia office, starting indicatively in September 2022 for a period of at least 6 months. The projects aim to assess the impact of tax policy on firms’ behavior and to study the impact of regime change on competition.

The position is based in Tunis. The researcher will work on a panel data of the universe of Tunisian registered firms that can only be accessed at the national statistical office (INS). Good level of spoken French is highly desirable in order to interact more effectively with people at the INS.

The requirements include proven experience in working with micro data, ideally firm-level data, proficiency in STATA, excellent understanding of economics, particularly micro and econometrics, and good English writing skills.

PhD candidates in Economics or related disciplines would be preferred, but Masters graduates with extensive research experience would also be considered.

Interested candidates should send a CV along with at least one authored paper (even if only in draft stage), the contact of at least one academic referee and a very brief statement of interest to: mcali@worldbank.org. The applications would be considered on a first come first serve basis. The successful candidate will be hired as a Short-term Consultant by the World Bank. Depending on the level of contribution, there could be the possibility of co-authoring some of the research papers produced in the context of the projects.

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Associate director of Policy - Attachment

We are looking for an Associate director of Policy to join our team. The contract is for 3 years (subject to a yearly performance review) . A Master’s degree in economics, statistics, public policy or a closely related field that includes significant training in economics and statistics or quantitative methods of program evaluation is required. Ph.D in related subjects is a plus. Social, quantitative skills and a good knowledge of English are required. Start date: by October 1. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Senior Research Associate - Attachment 

 

We are looking for a Senior Research Associate to join our team. The contract is for 12 months (renewable). The Associate will work in close collaboration with LEAP’s Executive and Scientific Directors, LEAP faculty and affiliated students. A Master’s degree in economics or statistics is required. Social, quantitative skills and a good knowledge of English are required (Italian and(or French preferable). Start date: 01/09/2022. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Predoc Research Assistant - Attachment

PIs: Sule Alan (Bocconi University), Michela Carlana (Harvard Kennedy School), Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University), Marinella Leone (University of Pavia)

We are looking for a pre-doc research assistant working on the evaluation of two education-related projects in Italy: “Fostering Social Skills in Ethnic Diversity Through Inclusive Classroom Practices” and “TOP-Tutoring Online Project”. The contract is for 12 months. Good social and quantitative skills and knowledge of Italian are required. The position is funded by J-PAL European Social Inclusion Initiative and Cariplo Foundation. Start date: by September 1. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 

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Predoc Research Assistant based in Rome - Attachment

PIs: Michela Carlana (Harvard Kennedy School), Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University)

We are looking for a pre-doc research assistant working on education projects based in Italy with datasets from INVALSI and the Italian Ministry of Education. The contract is for 12 months, based in Rome and it can be part-time or full-time. Good social and quantitative skills and knowledge of Italian are required. Start date: by September 1. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Field Coordinator – September- December 2022 - Attachment

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. Based in Ouagadugu, Burkina Faso. 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 - Attachment

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 job will be based at IRESCO office in Yaounde’, Cameroon. 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 -  Attachment

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 candidate should be available to do some field work in Africa during the year. How to apply: Please send the following documents as a combined pdf to lucia.corno@unicatt.it including (1) CV/Resume (2) Cover letter outlining: interest in position and previous research and field experience (3) academic transcripts (4) 2 names of reference that I will contact asking for recommendation letter.
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.