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Research Assistant for Impact Evaluation Project in Zambia

January 2017

The Chair of Econometrics at the University of Mannheim is looking for a research assistant to provide thorough support on an Impact Evaluation project taking place in Zambia. The project aims to measure the impact of a financial intermediation program with community savings groups on savings and life conditions in the rural part of Zambia.

Your tasks would include:

  • Monitoring the project implementation done by our local partners
  • Participating in designing and conducting workshops and meetings
  • Data cleaning and analysis with STATA
  • Data visualization
  • Support in report writing
  • Depending on your availability: Coordinating primary data collection, managing and supervising fieldwork and training enumerators

Your profile

You are a student or graduate (Bachelor or Master) of Economics, Political Science or Social Sciences with a strong interest in quantitative methods and applied econometrics or impact evaluation. You have a strong command of English. Having lived and studied abroad is a plus.

In your curricular and extra-curricular activities you have proven organizational and planning skills. You feel comfortable with working independently in dynamic settings and know how to communicate in teams. You could start working in March 2017 or later and would be available on nearly full-time basis for four to twelve months. You would be open to stay in Zambia for most of the time.

You will work within a team of professional project managers and experienced researchers and gain hands-on experience in a large-scale impact evaluation (randomized control trial), as well as in data analysis and visualization.

We look forward to receiving your application, including a motivation letter, your CV and your Transcript of Records and certificates (if available) to luebke@uni-mannheim.de . Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.