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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.
 
 

DENeB PhD workshop November 17th | Call For Papers

posted Jul 2, 2017, 11:13 AM by Berlin Development   [ updated Jul 2, 2017, 11:15 AM ]

The Development Economics Network of Berlin will be hosting their 4th PhD student workshop. This workshop is an opportunity for doctoral students across Germany with an interest in development economics to share their ongoing work and receive critical feedback from one another. The workshop will take place on

17 November 2017, at DIW Berlin, located at Mohrenstraße 58.

 We encourage work in progress, but require that applications be submitted with at least a rough draft of a paper or a substantially developed research proposal.

 Interested students should contact Marrit Teirlinck (at marrit.teirlinck@esmt.org) with a title and at least an extended abstract of the work to be presented before September 15th, 2017. The extended abstract/rough draft of paper should contain information on methods and data used.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Stellenausschreibung am Zentralinstitut Lateinamerika-Institut der FU Berlin

posted Jun 1, 2017, 12:01 PM by Berlin Development

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin / Wiss. Mitarbeiter Vollzeitbeschäftigung
befristet für die Dauer der Vertretung (Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU)

Sixteenth Summer School in Development Economics - Family, Human Capital and Development

posted May 17, 2017, 1:06 AM by Berlin Development

Wednesday 30 August to Saturday 2 September 2017
University of Milan, Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano (BS), Italy

Organisers: Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), DEMM - University of Milan, DEMS - University of Milan Bicocca, Vilfredo Pareto, Doctoral Program in Economics of the University of Turin

Lecturers: Nava Ashraf, London School of Economics and Political Science, Jean-Marie Baland, University of Namur

The school intends to provide an intensive training course for graduate students and young
researchers who are working in the field of development and international economics. This
year the focus will be on family economics in developing countries. 

For further information and teaching material, please refer to: http://www.dagliano.unimi.it.

Doctoral workshop of the Development Economics Committee of the German Economic Association

posted May 14, 2017, 1:44 PM by Berlin Development

Call for papers:

for the doctoral workshop of the Development Economics Committee of the German Economic Association organized by the research units of Prof. Dr. Martin Gassebner and Prof. Dr. Ulrike Grote at the Leibniz University of Hannover on July 27-28, 2017. We will start around noon.

Please send extended abstracts (2-3 pages) or full papers by May 31 to Mr. Paul Schaudt at schaudt@glad.uni-hannover.de

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