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Call for papers - 2nd International Conference on Globalization and Development

posted Sep 19, 2017, 2:15 AM by Berlin Development

Conference Dates: May 3-4, 2018
Deadline for paper submissions: November 30, 2017
Location: Paulinerkirche Göttingen

The Research Training Group “Globalization and Development” (GlaD) and the Research Project on “Reducing Poverty Risk in Developing Countries” are inviting submissions to an international conference, to be held on May 3-4, 2018 in Göttingen, Germany. The conference program will focus on globalization and development topics.

Fields of particular interest are:
• aid and international capital flows
• demography and health
• education and labor market
• finance and taxation
• gender
• migration, terrorism and conflict
• poverty and inequality
• risk and vulnerability
• social networks and norms
• trade and technological change

Confirmed keynote speakers are Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University), David McKenzie (World Bank), and Nancy Qian (Yale University).
Researchers are invited to submit full papers to be considered for oral presentation. In addition, there will be a poster session. Papers should be submitted as PDF files through this website: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/uni/uwfb/glad_2018.nsf/submission.

The submission deadline is November 30, 2017. Papers will be reviewed by members of the program committee and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by January 15, 2018.
There will be a limited number of travel stipends. Applications to receive one of the stipends are only possible after acceptance.

For more information on the GlaD research activities visit our website at
www.glad.uni-goettingen.de.
In case of further questions, please contact glad2018@uni-goettingen.de

Wellcome ISSF Research Officer at Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:22 AM by Berlin Development

Wellcome ISSF Research Officer at Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £34,520 p.a.

The Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford is looking to recruit a full-time Wellcome ISSF Research Officer.  This is a fixed-term appointment for 1 year commencing no later than 1 December 2017.  The role is offered by the Centre for Study of African Economies (CSAE) with Drs Mahreen Mahmud and Kate Orkin who will lead the economic and livelihood components of the project, as well as the design of the RCT and with Professor Stein from the Department of Psychiatry who will coordinate the design of the mental health intervention and psychological measures.

 Full details about the role can be found by following this link: Wellcome ISSF Research Officer

 The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 6 October 2017.  Applications must be made online via the University of Oxford website.

12 Doctoral Researchers in Economics with the Focus on Development and International Economics

posted Sep 7, 2017, 11:56 PM by Berlin Development

The Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Leibniz Universität Hannover offer a PhD program in Development/ International Economics to outstanding young graduates.

12 Doctoral Researchers in Economics with the Focus on Development and International Economics

will have the possibility to join the Research Training Group (RTG) “Globalization and Development” (GLAD) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The positions should be filled by 1 April 2018. The regular working hours will be 65% (currently 25.87 hours per week) with a limited contract of three years. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale E13 TVL (65%). These are qualification positions for junior researchers pursuing a PhD degree.

The RTG will carry out research on globalization and development by approaching these issues through combining macro-oriented globalization research with development research focused on the micro-level. It will analyze the impact of globalization – measured as flows of capital, labor and technology – on individuals or households in developing countries. Projects within the RTG will particularly analyze the transmission mechanisms between globalization and development for individuals, examine the adaptation of households and institutions in developing countries to globalization and address the question how household’s responses to globalization interact with the globalization process itself. Methods to be used are innovative econometric, experimental and theoretical approaches.

The program offers an integrated training which contains a structured course program, a visiting and guest researcher program with leading academics and practical experience through field visits and participation in international conferences. The extensive supervising scheme provides guidance throughout the program.

To qualify for the positions, applicants must hold an outstanding degree (master, diploma or magister level) in economics or a related discipline with a specialization in development or international economics, agricultural economics, economic geography or other related disciplines. Further qualifications are strong analytical skills, a strong quantitative background, proven interest in topics related to the RTG, strong computer skills and very good English language skills.

The positions will be based in Göttingen and Hannover, but will require international travel for research visits, data collection, internships and research exchange. As part of our work-life-balance strategy, financial support for childcare costs during travel is possible.

As equal opportunities employers, the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Leibniz Universität Hannover place particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The mission of the Universities is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference. The universities have committed themselves to being a family-friendly institution and support their employees in balancing work and family life.

Screening of applications will begin on 9 October 2017 and will end when the positions are filled.

Information on GLAD can be found at http://www.glad.uni-goettingen.de.

Applicants should apply online using the following link: http://www.glad.uni-goettingen.de. There, applicants will be prompted to fill out an application form, upload their academic degrees and proofs of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL or similar tests), a CV, a motivation statement (two pages), a writing sample and the addresses of two academic references.

Research Assistant in Development Economics, CSAE, Oxford

posted Sep 7, 2017, 11:53 PM by Berlin Development

The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at the Department of Economics is excited to offer one or more Research Assistant posts (Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.) for a candidate with a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline to work on a number of projects.

Full details about the role can be found by following this link: Research Assistant in Development Economics

Applications must be made online.  The closing date is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Informal enquiries about the post may be emailed to kate.orkin@merton.ox.ac.uk.  All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

World Bank - Senior Social Development Specialist – Analytics

posted Jul 11, 2017, 1:54 AM by Berlin Development

The World Bank in Jakarta is currently looking for a person to fill a highly interesting research and policy position.
The position is with the Social Development Unit and the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.

For more information please read the file attached.

Junior Professional Officer (JPO)

posted Jul 11, 2017, 1:48 AM by Berlin Development

Aktuell schreibt die Bundesregierung rund 28 JPO-Stellen in 20 verschiedenen Internationalen Organisationen aus, z. B. beim UNHCR und bei der ILO in Genf, bei UN-Habitat in Nairobi, bei UNICEF in Phnom Penh, im UN-Sekretariat in New York oder bei der Weltbank in Washington.
Die Ausschreibung endet am 18. August 2017.
Wir suchen Hochschulabsolventinnen und -absolventen (Master bzw. Diplom) mit deutscher Staatsangehörigkeit, zwei- bis vierjähriger Berufserfahrung, sehr guten Englischkenntnissen und Schwerpunkten in beispielsweise folgenden Studiengängen:
• Sozial- und Politikwissenschaften
• Rechtswissenschaften
• Wirtschafts- und Finanzwissenschaften
• Naturwissenschaften und Ingenieurwesen

Mehr Informationen finden Sie im angehängten Dokument:

Four Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

posted Jul 6, 2017, 5:50 AM by Berlin Development

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social-science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, growth and development, peace and security, and power and ideas. The GIGA seeks to appoint
four Postdoctoral Research Fellows.
Applications are invited for full-time positions, starting as soon as possible, each with an initial contract of three years and an option for additional three years, subject to a successful eval-uation. The positions are designed for further professional qualification as defined in § 2 WissZeitVG (Academic Fixed-Term Contract Act). The salary is commensurate with TV-AVH / TVöD EG 13.
We seek applications for each of the four Regional Institutes of the GIGA in connection to a specific GIGA Research Programme. The research profile and agenda of the candidates should have a clear fit with the following combinations:
1.) research profile on Africa with a focus on “Accountability and Participation” (Ref.-No. GIGA-17-13)
2.) research profile on Asia with a focus on “Growth and Development” (Ref.-No. GIGA-17-14)
3.) research profile on Latin America with a focus on “Peace and Security” (Ref.-No. GIGA-17-15)
4.) research profile on the Middle East with a focus on “Power and Ideas” (Ref.-No. GIGA-17-16)

For more information please check the file attached

Junior Professorship in Development Economics

posted Jul 4, 2017, 12:49 PM by Berlin Development

The Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Georg-August-University Göttingen invite applications for a

Junior Professorship in
Development Economics
(salary commensurate with W1
BBesO)

to begin as soon as possible. The position is offered for three years with the option to prolong for an additional three years.

Applicants will have an outstanding doctoral degree and an excellent publication record in development economics. The successful applicant will contribute to the research on development economics and collaborative on larger research programs of the faculty of university related to development economics. It is expected that the incumbent contributes adequately to teaching within the economics Bachelor and Master programme as well as to the doctoral course programme and the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Göttingen.

Preconditions for appointment are laid down in § 25 of the Higher Education Law of Lower Saxony of 26 February 2007 (Official Law Gazette of Lower Saxony, Nds. GVBl. 5/ 2007 p. 69). As a Public Law Foundation, the University of Göttingen holds the right of appointment. Further details will be explained on inquiry.

We explicitly welcome applications from abroad. Under certain circumstances part-time employment is possible. Disabled persons with corresponding aptitude for the position will be favoured. The University strives to increase its proportion of female staff and specifically encourages qualified women to apply.

Applications including pertinent documentation (CV, list of publications, teaching records etc.) should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences within four weeks following release of this announcement (please address communications to the Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University Goettingen, Platz der Goettinger Sieben 3, D-37073 Goettingen, Germany).

 

 

Junior Professorship in Development Economics or International Economics

posted Jul 4, 2017, 4:09 AM by Berlin Development

The Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Georg-August-University Göttingen and the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies invite applications for a

Junior Professorship in
Development Economics or International Economics
(salary commensurate with W1
BBesO)

to begin as soon as possible. The position is jointly offered for three years with the option to prolong for an additional three years.

Applicants will have an outstanding doctoral degree and an excellent publication record in international or development economics. The successful applicant will become a Research Fellow at the GIGA in Hamburg and contribute there to the research on development economics and/or international economics on Africa, Asia, Latin America, and/or the Middle East. It is expected that the incumbent contributes adequately to teaching within the economics Bachelor and Master programme as well as to the doctoral course programme and the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Göttingen.

Preconditions for appointment are laid down in § 30 of the Higher Education Law of Lower Saxony. As a Public Law Foundation, the University of Göttingen holds the right of appointment. Further details will be explained on inquiry.

We explicitly welcome applications from abroad. Under certain circumstances part-time employment is possible. The University strives to increase its proportion of female staff and specifically encourages qualified women to apply. Disabled persons with corresponding aptitude for the position will be favoured.

Applications including pertinent documentation (CV, list of publications, teaching records etc.) should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences within four weeks following release of this announcement (please address communications to the Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University Goettingen, Platz der Goettinger Sieben 3, D-37073 Goettingen, Germany).

 

Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow - Malawi - DSG

posted Jul 4, 2017, 4:04 AM by Berlin Development   [ updated Jul 4, 2017, 4:05 AM ]

SUMMARY: To lead IFPRI Malawi’s research theme on Social Safety Nets and Breaking the Cycle of Hunger.



POSITION # 17- 145 (N)
 
(INTERNATIONALLY RECRUITED POSITION)
 
 


TITLE:                       ASSOCIATE RESEARCH FELLOW/RESEARCH FELLOW
 
LOCATION:             LILONGWE, MALAWI
 
GRADE:                    21R/22R
 
US FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT
 
REPORTS TO:         PAUL DOROSH, DIVISION DIRECTOR (DSG)
 
POSTING DATE:    JULY 3, 2017
CLOSING DATE:    AUGUST 2, 2017
 
 
Job Summary:
 

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow (ARF) or Research Fellow (RF) for a two (2) year, fixed term, renewable appointment in its Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSG). Working within a multidisciplinary research team the ARF/RF will contribute to the IFPRI’s Malawi Strategy Support Program by conducting research and capacity building activities.
The ARF/RF will be expected to lead IFPRI Malawi’s research theme on ‘Social Safety Nets and Breaking the Cycle of Hunger’. S/he will perform various tasks, ranging from analysis of nationally representative, household surveys, design and analysis of small-scale mixed methods research, impact evaluation, and the targeting of social protection programs.  The ARF will also play a key role in supporting evidence-based policy analysis and communications in Malawi and contribute to ongoing debates on the operation and design of humanitarian response programs. This position is based at IFPRI’s Malawi office located in Lilongwe.
 

Essential Duties:
 

 Specific duties include but are not limited to:
 
·     Conducting microeconomic research through analysis of household survey data, prices and agricultural sector statistics using quantitative, qualitative and impact evaluation techniques.
·     Maintaining a high level of research output for publication outlets both within IFPRI, and for peer-reviewed journals within the wider scientific community, on topics of close relevance to the work of DSGD and MaSSP.
·     Regularly communicating research outputs via policy seminars, policy briefs, and peer-reviewed publications to a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including researchers, academics, policymakers, and government officials.
 
Required Qualifications:
 
·     PhD in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or closely related field
·     Demonstrated ability to perform research and modeling at both the micro-and macro-levels with minimal supervision
·     Demonstrated capacity to produce quality publications in peer-reviewed journals.
·        Expertise in the use of Stata, SAS or other statistical software for cross-sectional and panel data
·     Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
·     Excellence in written and oral presentations.
·     Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
·     Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural work environment
 
Preferred skills:
 
·     Knowledge and experience of working in southern African
·     Knowledge and experience of panel data econometrics
·     Experience in implementing and analyzing rural household surveys
·     Experience with designing and analyzing mixed methods research
·     Proficiency in the use of Arc-GIS or similar GIS software
·     Knowledge of regional and national agricultural development strategies
·     Familiarity with the international social protection agenda
·     Proficiency in the national language (Chichewa) of Malawi
 

 
IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. The Institute conducts research, communicates results, optimizes partnerships, and builds capacity to ensure sustainable food production, promote healthy food systems, improve markets and trade, transform agriculture, build resilience, and strengthen institutions and governance. Gender is considered in all of the Institute’s work. IFPRI collaborates with partners around the world, including development implementers, public institutions, the private sector, and farmers’ organizations. IFPRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium.

 
TO APPLY:
 
Internal Candidates (IFPRI Employees only): Please send cover letter & resume – via email – to Monica Dourado/Carla Tufano.

  
External Candidates: Click on the following link to access the Associate Research Fellow / Research Fellow job application
http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=7D0E24C49A88242D148FDCE07906A4A4?org=IFPRI&cws=37&rid=1663
Please complete the online application and submit a complete resume, detailed letter of interest, and three references. For more information about IFPRI, please visit our website at www.ifpri.org. EOE.
 
 

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