Helps coordinate the expansion of the Weiss Fund internationally, including to researchers in developing countries.
Contributes to program development, program administration, data analysis, communication about the program, and development economics research.
Coordinates the proposal application, selection and award process.
Supports creation of a program to attract talented students from developing countries into development economics research.
Designs procedures for communication with grantees post-award, frequently asked questions, reporting standards, and annual reporting to the donor.
Helps standardize and improve the proposal review and post-award process.
Reviews proposal budgets.
Helps create best practice guides for proposal preparation, project management and reporting.
Helps draft project research summaries and policy briefs.
Supports efforts to evaluate the impact of the Weiss Fund on improving the lives of those in need and on the trajectories of grantees.
Supports efforts to identify promising research projects to scale-up.
Supports organization of communication and dissemination events of Weiss Fund research.
Supports matchmaking opportunities between researchers and policy implementers.
Analyzes program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary recommendations.
Uses moderate/solid understanding and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in economics, public policy, or a related field.
Masterâ™s degree in economics, public policy, or a related field.
A minimum of 3 years of professionally related experience.
A minimum of 2 years of work experience managing a program.
Work experience in a research environment.
Work experience in development economics or a closely related field.
Experience with a statistical analysis package such as R, Python, and/or Stata.
Strong experience and interest in development economics.
Self-starter who thrives working both independently, with minimal supervision, and as a part of small teams, juggling multiple projects concurrently.
Understanding of and enthusiasm for the activities of the Weiss Fund.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce clear and compelling written materials geared towards technical and non-technical audiences.
Mature, self-directed individual with the ability to balance multiple tasks and prioritize effectively in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced working environment.
Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail.
Professional standard English language skills (speaking and writing).
Exceptional time management and organizational skills including the ability to meet external and internal deadlines.
This position will perform tasks mostly indoors in an office setting.
Work independently for periods of eight (8) hours or more.
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