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Economist

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Experience and skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.
  • Proven sense of initiative, results orientation, team work and leadership qualities, including ability to work effectively across sectors.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak persuasively and to present ideas clearly and concisely to different stakeholders. Should speak and write well in English language; ability to speak and write in French language is an added advantage.
  • Experience in education sector knowledge (early years of education, primary, secondary, tertiary education, and private/public education systems).
  • Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting development related issues as well as costing analysis, e.g. cost effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis).
  • Demonstrated experience of working with statistical packages (E.g. R, STATA, SAS, SPSS, etc.).
  • Experience and familiarity with generating, use and analyzing education datasets – primary/secondary data; small and huge datasets is an added advantage.
  • Strong skills in economic analyses of education policies and/or emerging phenomenon.
  • Strong practical experience and skills in impact evaluation designs of education and/or youth training interventions.
Qualifications
  • PhD in Development Economics or closely related field.
  • Good record of publications on relevant areas in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (e.g. MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel) among other essential packages for a researcher.

Responsibilities

Major Responsibilities
  • Lead the design of aspects of research projects or research projects in a way that allow high quality economic analyses including costing analyses.
  • Design and lead research teams in the EYE unit (this may include coordination/ supervision of preparatory work, data collection, analytical work and reporting for research projects in the unit).
  • Support economic analyses and/or costing analyses for various projects in the EYE unit on a need by need basis.
  • Contribute to scientific writing, and production of technical reports, journal articles, policy briefs and blogs.
  • Liaise with partners and/or collaborators to ensure unit deliverables are met.
  • Contribute to the education policy dialogue and sector policy including making recommendations on strategies and policy options.
  • Interact with APHRC clients at the funding and policy levels, organize and manage policy development and evaluation papers in collaboration with other researchers and our partners.
  • Make significant contributions to global, regional or sub-regional or national signature issue studies.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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