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The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is looking to hire an experienced Climate Research and Policy Fellow to help grow our work on climate action, with a focus on Europe. The selected candidate will join J-PAL Europe’s growing Policy and Communications team based in Paris and report to the Associate Director for Policy at J-PAL Europe.Shortlisting for this position (and hiring) will be contingent upon confirmation of funding, expected in early December 2020.
Researcher (m/f/diverse) - position number : 2020-B-07 (Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (Hochschule)) Hochschulabschluss : Master (Uni)

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is looking to hire an experienced Climate Research and Policy Fellow to help grow our work on climate action, with a focus on Europe. The selected candidate will join J-PAL Europe’s growing Policy and Communications team based in Paris and report to the Associate Director for Policy at J-PAL Europe.Shortlisting for this position (and hiring) will be contingent upon confirmation of funding, expected in early December 2020.

About J-PAL :

J-PAL is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence, and is anchored by a network of some 200 affiliated professors at universities around the world. The Policy & Communications Group plays a key role in translating research by J-PAL affiliates into actionable poverty alleviation policies around the world and in helping create new links between partner organizations and researchers to launch new evaluations. Staff connect the dots between economics and policy and are passionate about working with organizations to form partnerships for evidence-informed development policy. The King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI) is a new J-PAL initiative funded by King Philanthropies, that aims to generate evidence and catalyze the scale-up of high-impact policy solutions at the nexus of climate change and poverty alleviation in partnership with governments, NGOs, donors, and companies worldwide. K-CAI works in collaboration with policymakers, technology developers, and climate and social scientists to design, pilot, evaluate, and scale innovative policies and technologies that reduce carbon emissions and carbon co-pollutants, build vulnerable communities’ ability to adapt to climate change, and increase access to affordable energy.

Responsibilities :

As a Climate Research and Policy Fellow your primary tasks will involve partnership and research project development, learning agenda development, communications/writing, and event planning.

Outreach, partnership and research project development : Map and develop a deep understanding of key actors, policies, and programs related to climate change in Europe.
Build concrete research partnerships with a wide range of actors in Europe (energy utilities and regulators, relevant ministries and agencies at national and European levels, civil society organisations and more)
Forge new connections and maintain strong relationships with key European partners in government agencies, NGOs, foundations, and international organizations.
Organize convenings designed to spur new research collaborations and share policy lessons from completed research and represent J-PAL at external events and in meetings with senior decision-makers.
Launch new research projects in close collaboration with J-PAL Europe Scientific Director Abhijit Banerjee and the Policy team. You will engage with relevant stakeholders from academic, government, and international bodies to identify potential research opportunities and help launch new randomized evaluations.
Raise understanding of J-PAL’s work on related topics by presenting climate action research at conferences and seminars. Additional tasks, projects, and areas of work may be added as needed, including contribution to J-PAL Europe’s fundraising efforts.
Communications/Writing : Draft and edit materials for policy outreach, including tailored evidence note presentations, policy briefs, as well as other high-level deliverables, as requested by J-PAL staff and affiliates.
Write blog posts and other materials to support outreach around J-PAL’s activities related to climate action.
Fundraising : You will work with J-PAL Europe senior management to identify funding opportunities for funding randomized evaluations in Europe and beyond. Once appropriate, this position will require some travel.

Professional Development

The Policy Group invests in your professional development. As a Climate Research and Policy Fellow you will benefit from the same professional development opportunities as other J-PAL Policy staff. Learn : J-PAL supports a culture of learning. All J-PAL staff are also eligible to take the innovative online MITx MicroMasters credential in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) free of charge. You will also be a member of an active community of economists and professionals at the Paris School of Economics dedicated to evaluating social programs and development programs around the world.
Grow : Fellows can expect to join a peer group eager to build institutional knowledge, focused on sharing and implementing best practices and lessons learned. In addition, J-PAL staff receive one-on-one mentorship from a designated coach and have the opportunity to work directly with affiliated professors.

Your technical expertise, strong communication and organizational skills, passion for translating research into action, and interest in poverty reduction and development make you an ideal candidate for this role.

Education : You hold a Master’s degree in economics, public policy, or a closely related field, including coursework in microeconomics, econometrics, and program evaluation. Candidates with Master’s-level degrees in other fields may be qualified as long as they have a solid understanding of quantitative research methods. You should be comfortable helping potential implementing partners consider whether or not experimental or quasi-experimental approaches to evaluation will best meet their needs.
Experience : You have seven or more years of relevant and substantial work experience, including deep experience in research or policy-related role focused on climate action, energy and environmental policy, or other related fields. Some of your work experience has focused on climate action. You have a successful track record of identifying opportunities, developing and managing external partnerships, and relevant experience in communication and development.
Skills : You have strong project management skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills in English and at least one other European language. Proficiency or fluency in French will be an asset.
Experience running or interpreting randomized evaluations is desirable but not required.
Communication : You are detail-oriented and have advanced writing skills.You understand how to communicate policy lessons from technical academic research in ways that policymakers and practitioners understand. You are precise, clear, and creative. You are adept at managing relationships across countries and time zones.
Organization : You are a strategic thinker. You can handle multiple projects at once with little supervision, meet deadlines while conducting high-quality work, and effectively manage your time.
Attitude : You love learning. You are passionate about social policies and the rigorous research that informs them. You are self-motivated, work hard, and enjoy working in teams."

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter, including details on how their experience and qualifications are relevant to the position and on their authorization to work in the European Union, to A short writing sample that indicates your ability to interpret and analyze quantitative research findings is welcome but not necessary.

J-PAL values the strength that diverse teams bring to our work. We actively welcome applicants who come from backgrounds that reflect populations most impacted by poverty and from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the economics field.

Please apply as soon as possible and no later than 18 December. We will begin shortlisting applications in the week of 14 December.

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading research institutes on development policy. Through excellent research, policy advice and training, the Institute contributes to finding solutions to global challenges. DIE’s research programme "Transformation of Economic and Social Systems" is looking for a Researcher (m/f/diverse) – Position number : 2020-B-07 Full time 100% (39 hours/week) Salary from € 55.000 p.a. up to € 80.000 p.a. (German public sector tariff, up to TVöD Bund 14 depending on qualifications) starting as soon as possible and limited until 31st December 2023.
As a member of an interdisciplinary team exploring the determinants and effects of social cohesion in Africa, the candidate will investigate the conditions for the development and deepening of financial markets in African countries and how they can better contribute to inclusive economic development. Specifically, the interactions between financial markets and social cohesion shall be explored. In addition, the candidate will assess how financial markets could contribute to cushioning the economic and social effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Applicants are to conduct research, publish, and advise policymakers on the practical implementation of research findings. He/she contributes to the overarching goals of the research project “Social cohesion in Africa”.
Qualifications And Requirements
Master, or preferably PhD, with excellent grades in social sciences, preferably economics
Proven knowledge and experience in research in the following fields : financial systems development and international finance including international financial markets
Willingness to engage in policy advice ; previous experience is an asset Skills in quantitative research methods are an asset
Very good written and spoken English skills ; knowledge of German is an advantage
Eagerness to work in an interdisciplinary team and good communication skills
Willingness and aptness to travel abroad, including countries with a tropical climate („Tropentauglichkeit“)
We Offer
Flexible working hours with a weekly working time of 39 hours (100%) Possibility to use a job ticket and a good connection to public transport ; Trainings for further professional development ;
Company pension scheme with the VBLU ;
A modern and interesting workplace with a good working atmosphere.
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) offers an inspiring, family-friendly working environment at the interface of research and policy advice, with ample opportunities to engage in international discussions, political processes and scientific debates. In the case of equal qualification, physically challenged persons will be given preference. We want to promote the diversity of our employees and would like applications from women, men and diverse people. For further questions, please contact Dr. Kathrin Berensmann, click apply Applications with the position number 2020-B-07 with detailed documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant certificates) must be submitted exclusively via application portal by 30th November 2020. The expected date for interviews is 11th December 2020.