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Busara Research Specialist (2018 Recruitment Cycle)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 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've signed new projects in Egypt and Pakistan, started a Policy Innovation Unit in Nigeria and grown our Ugandan office. 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. Work with world class academics to design and develop research projects focused on using behavioral science to alleviate global poverty
  2. Design state-of-the-art research systems to support field and lab research
  3. Implement qualitative and quantitative behavioral research
  4. Develop and pilot instruments
  5. Provide technical support to large scale field lab and consulting projects with leading academics and institutions
  6. Write academic white papers based on internal research studies and our advisory work
  7. Write pre-analysis plans, analyze data
  8. Disseminate results, prepare project reports and present results
  9. Live, travel and work in Africa from 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: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Reporting; Logistics planning and management; Research planning; Research publication; 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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