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Senior Impact Evaluation Specialist in Developing Countries

The Chair of Econometrics at the University of Mannheim, Germany, is looking for a Senior Impact Evaluation Specialist to join its team of impact evaluators working in developing countries.

With a strong focus on quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries we are one of the leading research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition in Germany. Our vision is to improve the lives of the poor and the vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. C4ED is currently conducting projects all over the world and maintains research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of our cooperation partners.

Your tasks would include

-        Conducting experimental or quasi-experimental impact evaluation studies in developing countries within small research teams and supported by project management, with a particular focus on Randomized Control Trials (RCT)

-        Research and scientific publications in applied econometrics, statistics or survey methodology as well as reporting

-        Teaching in applied econometrics, statistics or survey methods

-        Preparing grants and applications for projects

-        Maintain communication with local partners and provide capacity building, e.g. supporting in monitoring

-        Consulting local partners in conducting surveys

 

You have a PhD, or will soon defend your PhD in economics, econometrics or statistics. Holding a Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics or Social Sciences and having five years of relevant working experience is equivalent. You have proven quantitative skills including conducting primary data collection in development countries, as well as comprehensive reporting skills (quantitative analysis of data sets and report writing). You already gained field experience and are eager to supervise large-scale household surveys in Africa, Asia and Latin America, in particular in South Asia. Skills in qualitative data collection and mixed method analysis would be a plus.

You will work within a growing, supportive team of experienced and international researchers and project managers. The position offers a good opportunity to deepen your expertise in applied econometrics, impact evaluations and survey methodology as well as general management skills. We are interested to provide you a mid-term job perspective.

As we are working internationally, excellent oral and written communication skills in English are a must while excellent oral and written communication skills in French are desirable.

The position offers a good opportunity to deepen your expertise in applied econometrics, impact evaluations and survey methodology as well as general management skills.

The position can be full-time or part-time, and is oriented on TV-L 13 pay scale for Baden-Württemberg. The salary is comprised of between about 3900 and 4200 EUR gross per month, depending on the level of your prior professional experience. See http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tv-l/west/ for more information on public sector pay scales. The position is based at the Department of Economics of the University of Mannheim, Germany. We are interested in offering you a long-term job prospect.

Applicants may wish to include a CV, a brief outline of their motivation (supplementary motivation letters in French or Spanish will be also considered), a copy of a report or analyses you have conducted, and a copy of your University’s certificates.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich, froelich@uni-mannheim.de. Please send your applications to Eva Lübke, application-froelich@uni-mannheim.de. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.