World Bank recruits 01 Research Analyst
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Job # : req11966Organization : World BankSector : Research & Quantitative AnalysisGrade : GETerm Duration : 3 years 0 monthsRecruitment Type : Local RecruitmentLocation : Maputo,MozambiqueRequired Language(s): English, PortuguesePreferred Language(s) : Closing Date : 6/1/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org
ABOUT DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS IMPACT EVALUATION DEPARTMENT (DIME):
A department of the World Bank’s Development Economics Vice-Presidency, DIME’s purpose is to increase the use of impact evaluation (IE) in the design and implementation of public policy and to develop institutional capacity and motivation for evidence-based policy.
DIME’S WORK FOCUSES ON :
Evaluating programs at scale to answer policy-relevant questions;Developing innovative data systems and data analytics tools for real-time decisions;Using causal inference analysis to identify mechanisms to improve results;Building capacity to strengthen country institutions for evidence-based policymaking.DIME aims to overcome the challenge to identify true cause-and-effect relations in policy programs. By linking researchers to policymakers and feeding results back into policies, DIME fosters systematic use of evidence, which informs adoption, mid-course corrections, and scale-up of policies. Through workshops and clinics with operational staff and government clients, joint research teams, active field coordination, as well as research products such as seminars, papers, and policy briefs, DIME builds capacity while forming a wider community of practice.
With a portfolio of more than 220 impact evaluations, DIME operates across all sectors in about 60 countries spanning the globe. The IEs test a variety of interventions and mechanisms to understand why policy succeeds or fails and how to improve policy design and implementation to obtain better results. By working proactively in collaboration with clients, DIME employs experimental methods to infer causality whenever possible (79% of the portfolio). 17% of DIME IEs utilize non-experimental methods, while 4% use a combination of the two.
DIME IS STRUCTURED INTO 4 WORLD BANK UNITS :
DIME 1 “Economic Growth and Structural Transformation”DIME 2 “Gender, Economic Opportunity, and Fragility”DIME 3 “Governance and Institution Building”DIME 4 “Infrastructure and Climate Change”More information can be found at http://www.worldbank.org/dime.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
DIME is seeking to hire a Research Analyst to be based in Maputo. The Research Analyst will support DIME’s portfolio in Mozambique and contribute to expanding impact evaluation in the World Bank and other external stakeholders. The Analyst will work closely with DIME Economists, Research Officers, Impact Evaluation Field Coordinators and Research Assistants.
We seek candidates with substantial experience related to impact evaluation data and coordination. The candidate will report to one of the DIME’s Research Program Manager. Specific responsibilities will include :
Support the Principal Investigators (PIs) to design and deliver high quality and relevant research outputs.Contribute to programmatic engagements and research agenda building at the pillar and country program level.Train and supervise junior staff to maintain the quality of DIME research.Ensure government and other stakeholder buy in for the IE activities.Contribute to fundraising and managing of budgets.Contributing to internal and external DIME strategic initiatives.Support the building of relationships with stakeholders at the country and sector level.Promoting and disseminating DIME’s work.Contributing to training and capacity building of clients on impact evaluation and DIME’s co-production model.
Do you meet the following selection criteria? If so, we encourage you to apply:
A Master’s degree in economics, public policy, statistics, or a related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience.Technical expertise in impact evaluation methods.Proficiency with Stata and/or R is required. Proficiency with Python and geospatial tools is an advantage.Experience with software for electronic data collection (SurveyCTO) is required.Experience supervising, mentoring, or teaching others on data- or survey-related tasks.Experience in household survey design and implementation in developing countries.Experience analyzing complex survey data.Experience coding in a team environment is highly desirable.Experience working in the rural development sector.Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Portuguese, with ability to tailor communications appropriately for different audiences.Experience in leading day-to-day interactions with government clients. Mentoring, coaching, and supervision of analysts and consultants.Knowledge of and experience with relevant WBG operational and business processes.High degree of self-motivation, positive attitude, commitment, and drive.
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