Job: Research, Policy and Projects Officer (Mind and Behaviour Research Group)

The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking to appoint a Research, Policy and Projects Officer to provide research and administrative support for the Mind and Behaviour Research Group (MBRG) – part of the  Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE).

The Mind and Behaviour Research Group’s research portfolio is currently focused on: frictions in urban developing country labour markets that prevent young people finding work and interventions that can reduce these frictions; the role of mental health in labour market decisions and how treatments for mental health improve labour market outcomes; and the design of cash transfer and wage subsidy programmes. We also provide policy advice to governments and our advice has supported scale up of national cash grant, wage subsidy and labour market programmes to millions of beneficiaries.

The postholder will conduct quantitative research and contribute to several projects in the MBRG portfolio with upcoming field activities; lead the group’s policy and outreach activities, which include policy advisory work and disseminating the group’s research findings to policymakers and implementation organisations; and be responsible for some lab and project management activities related to the research portfolio. This position is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, innovative early career researcher looking for opportunities to demonstrate they can successfully conduct research projects.

A successful candidate will have the ability to carry out independent quantitative research, excellent skills in statistics/econometrics and a demonstrated ability to take responsibility for driving new projects to completion. They should hold excellent team working, communication and organisational skills, with a keen eye for detail. A master’s degree in economics, public policy or development studies with a quantitative focus, along with an interest in development economics, is essential.

The position is fixed-term until 30 September 2024 on a full-time basis.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 4 July 2022.

To apply visit the University website.