Spearheads the development of this new initiative to become an effective lab for fostering innovations using the tools of development economics.
LeadsÂ conversations and negotiations with governments to plan, design, and execute collaborations with the Lab.
RepresentsÂ the Lab in meetings with high-level government officials, business executives, NGO leaders, and other key stakeholders on the global stage.
BuildsÂ and oversees a growing organization.
Provides leadership for a Center with senior management and serves as a liaison to academic departments, professional organizations and administrative units of the University.
Manages related teams. Establishes department priorities, may be responsible for the management of the center budget, allocates resources and executes strategic plans.
Performs other related work as needed.
PhD degree in economics, public policy, or a related field preferred with training in microeconomics and econometrics.
Candidates from a policy background who can demonstrate similar knowledgeÂ through demonstrated professional experience will also be considered.
8 or more years of professional work experience, with significant experience in international development research and implementation working with, and ideally part of a diverse set of stakeholders.
7 or more years of people management experience, including building teams of direct and indirect reports with significant technical and leadership skills as well as overall center management.
5 or more years of experience conducting or managing research in development economics.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information in a way that can be understood by stakeholders with varying levels of technical background.
Highly organized with excellent project management skills and the ability to anticipate needs before they arise.
Comfortable navigating situations with varying degrees of ambiguity in an environment where priorities may shift often.
Excellent people management skills, with an ability to build an open, positive, team-oriented work culture that is diverse and inclusive, sensitive to cultural differences, and where everyone feels valued.
Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of those living in poverty in developing countries.
Willingness to travel in the US and internationally, usually around 30% of the time.
Background working with governments of developing countries.
Working knowledge in complex partnerships including between research, nonprofits, business, funding agencies, and governments.
Oversee budgets and financial reporting.
Fundraising from individuals, institutional and governmental funders, and philanthropic foundations.
Running an organization, or significant business unit within an organization.
Living in low- and middle-income countries.
Interacting with a variety of other major institutions relevant to international development.
Technical Skills or Knowledge
Vigorous understanding of and ability to communicate economic concepts.
Knowledge of the practicalities and econometrics of randomized control trials.
Present complex data in a clear intuitive way.
Cover Letter (required)
Response to the subsequent questions (required) - Please describe your experience in each of the following: a) tasks/responsibilities which are most appealing to you; b) working with governments of developing countries, bilateral agencies, and multilateral organizations; c) managing an organization; d) working in a research environment (development economics research preferred); and e) training in economics.
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