Policy Associate

22 Dec, 2020


Policy Associate

Cambridge, MA

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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Job posted: 2020-12-22