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Busara Associate (2018 Recruitment Cycle)

  • Post-graduate education
  • Research, academy
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The Busara Center is growing once again. We are taking applications for new associates. This year we have tripled the size of our associate team, moved to our shiny new offices at Daykio Plaza, run two major conferences, and worked to apply behavioral science to everything from sanitation to digital savings. We've examined poverty through the prism of aspirations, stress levels and cash transfers. We are now operating in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria, as well as Kenya. That's all in pursuit of our twin missions of advancing behavioral science and alleviating poverty.


  1. Design and develop research and advisory projects focused on using behavioral science to alleviate global poverty
  2. Recruit partners from academic institutions, development banks, large NGOs, private companies and social enterprises and manage the relationships
  3. Implement qualitative and quantitative behavioral research
  4. Develop and pilot instruments
  5. Manage large scale field and lab projects with leading academics and institutions
  6. Organise, clean and analyse data
  7. Disseminate results, prepare project reports and present results
  8. Design future scope of works
  9. Live, travel and work in East Africa with a base in Nairobi

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Reporting; Research planning; Social sciences; Qualitative methods; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Busara Center

Consulting, business support, auditingCompany size: 50-100 people

Busara operates globally and has offices in the United States, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. In addition, we have state-of-the-art labs in Kenya and the United States, and are able to roll out mobile labs for our international operations. The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research organization focused on evaluation and implementation of behavioral interventions in understudied countries and populations. Busara's mission is to work with researchers and organizations to advance and apply behavioral science in pursuit of poverty alleviation. This involves the application of research and rigorous methods to enable partners to improve program design, evaluate existing programs, and optimize internal processes. To this end, Busara has worked with a variety of organizations in an advisory capacity to apply behavioral insights, build analytical models, and develop new products. In addition, in its research center capacity, Busara operates a Nairobi-based lab capable of implementing advanced experiments in psychology, behavioral economics and other academic disciplines.

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