Policy Associate

3 days left

Employer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location
South Boston, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 21, 2021
Closes
Aug 09, 2021
Ref
2331861054
Discipline
Economics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree that included training in economics, including intermediate-level economics and econometrics; 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 #19817 7/1/21 POLICY ASSOCIATE, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to contribute to J-PAL's mission of promoting evidence-informed policy in environment, energy, and climate change. 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. The position is ideal for someone who is interested in international development policy and the rigorous research that informs it.

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