Chief Behavioral Scientist (Global) - Reinsurance Group of America

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) is one of the largest global life and health reinsurance companies. With operations in 26 countries, we support our clients and partners around the world with innovative approaches and customized solutions.

Chief Behavioral Scientist - Summary

  • The newly created position of Chief Behavioral Scientist will own RGA’s strategy on Behavioral Economics (BE). In collaboration with the local RGA business units, the role-holder will establish and deliver a range of relevant projects to enhance the commercial value generated by RGA and its clients around the world. 
  • The Chief Behavioral Scientist will regularly interact with senior management as RGA’s lead Subject Matter Expert on BE, acting as an internal and external consultant for BE.
  • The Chief Behavioral Scientist will serve as evangelist and subject matter expert, providing a center of excellence for all aspects of BE and in particular building RGA’s brand in the area of BE.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and Lead Execution of Strategy: Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop a strategy for the efficient and effective deployment of behavioral design throughout the RGA enterprise and to our clients. 
  • Commercial Applications:  Generate/evaluate and promote solutions (or experiments to pre-test solutions) for internal and external clients and oversee the development of commercial applications of behavior-aware models for use in underwriting, claims, risk management, ongoing engagement etc
  • Modeling:  Lead projects to design, develop, refine, interpret and implement end-to-end drivers of policyholder, claimant, target market, etc. behavior for use in internally or externally developed models and for independent studies of human actions.
  • Evaluating: Prepare pre-and-post study analyses of live field trials to validate behavioral approaches and design changes to improve results of future trials.
  • Subject Matter Expertise / Client Contact / Expert Buyer of Services:  Serve as the enterprise-wide expert in behavioral economics as applied to the full range of behavioral economic use-cases in the Life and Health insurance industry for both internal and external clients.
  • Collaboration / Communication:  Lead collaboration efforts and routinely serve in a client-facing role as a subject matter expert.  Develop RGA’s brand through routinely presenting information to clients and at various industry & RGA hosted events. Write internal and external publications and communications about the application of behavioral science in insurance and financial services.
  • Actively participate in other research-related initiatives.

    Education and Experience

    Required
     
  • Master’s degree in Behavioral Economics, or related disciplines (e.g. Psychology, Economics, Finance, Decision Science, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Public Health).
  • 10+ years of experience researching or applying Behavioral Economics/
  • 5+ years of experience directly interacting with and influencing senior management.

    Preferred
     
  • 2+ years applying behavioral design in a commercial setting
  • A PhD qualification involving behavioral research such as behavioral economics, behavioral science; or psychology coupled with economics and statistics.
  • Experience leading BE teams working in multi-national insurance and related financial institutions.
  • Fluency with Asian/European languages and cultures.

    Skills and Experience

    Required
     
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and experience in innovation ecosystems
  • Ability to merge qualitative and quantitative perspectives into actionable experiments
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new methods, stress, and work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well within a team environment, participate in department/team projects and balance detail with departmental objectives
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, demonstrating the ability to convey business terminology that is meaningful and well received
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects and/or teams simultaneously
  • Advanced persuasion and negotiating skills working with internal/external customers
  • Skills in customer relationship management and change management
  • Ability to resolve conflict and foster teamwork
  • Investigative, analytical, introspective, and problem solving skills
  • Advanced ability to translate business needs/problems into viable/accepted solutions
  • Advanced ability to liaise with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional and technical disciplines, and to clarify technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Willingness to travel worldwide, as necessary

    Preferred
     
  • Knowledge of life, health, and/or annuity products; reinsurance knowledge a plus
  • Ability to quickly earn the respect and cooperation of diverse types of professionals: senior management, the quants, administration and operations, line managers, actuaries, marketing and business development associates
  • Knowledge of life insurance underwriting and biometric risk analysis
  • Experience with quantitative tools for data analytics such as R, Python, SAS, and various modeling techniques such as agent-based modeling, complexity sciences, and predictive analytics
  • Advanced skills in behavioral analytics, econometrics, and/or computational finance.

Location and Travel

  • The position is located in London (with some flexibility)
  • Regular global travel expected (>10 weeks a year)

    To Apply: Please send a covering letter and CV to Joe Gladstone at j.gladstone@ucl.ac.uk, who is managing the recruitment process. The deadline to receive these documents is 5pm on Friday 21st July, EST. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

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Behavioural Insights Lead - Simply Business

Simply Business is one of the UK’s leading technology, service and data companies, and named the number one ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’ for two years running now.

We insure over 400,000 of the UK’s businesses and landlords, using feedback, data and technology to create the very best experience for our customers.

Join us and you will be a key part of the business and its growth. We believe that people are our most important asset, and we put a huge amount of effort into creating an environment in which everyone can thrive.

You’ll be helping us create something better for our customers, employees and the world in which we operate.

The role
As a company we have the strong belief that insights from the field of Behavioural Economics (BE) can radically improve all areas of business and our lives. Reporting directly into our CEO, this is a newly created position which will shape the behavioural insights vision for the organisation and embed the thinking from the academic world into our culture of experimentation. 

You will work in a consultative role with key decision-makers to help build the centre of excellence and capabilities to offer to the entire organisation. To do so you will help to identify opportunities to design and carry out Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) that will seek to measure the behavioural impact of potential interventions.

As the Behavioural Insights Lead you will:
●      Be responsible for the design, implementation and impact measurement of experiments and for coaching others within the organisation on how to run these themselves.
●      Apply your professional knowledge of psychology and behavioural science to conduct behaviour analysis, experimental design, and consumer insights development.
●      Stay up to date on the latest academic and business thinking in the field and act as the sponsor of BE throughout the organisation.
●      Further develop the companywide capability of experimentation.

Responsibilities include:
●      Coaching the organisation to use behavioural Insights to improve areas of the business and our colleague experience.
●      Building a centre of excellence and capabilities to offer the entire organisation.
●      Developing opportunities to make significantly improvement to the lives of our customers and colleagues through simplification, removing over engineered processes and building high levels of engagement.
●      Shaping the behavioural insights vision for the organisation and a strategic plan to drive this change.

What we are looking for:
●      Experience in applying behavioural economics findings (from experiments and behavioural interventions) to product, communication, and experience challenges in a professional setting.
●      Advanced degree (MSc/PhD) in Behavioural Economics, Psychology or a related discipline strongly desired (e.g. a PhD in Organisational Behaviour, Decision Science, Marketing). 
●      A strong entrepreneurial drive to help build a culture at the nexus between academic thinking and practical applications of theory

To apply:
Please send a brief covering letter and CV to Joe Gladstone at j.gladstone@ucl.ac.uk, who is managing the recruitment process. The deadline to receive these documents is 9am on Monday 3rd April, EST. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

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Head of Behavioural Science - Seven

Seven is an award-winning marketing agency based in London. In 2016 we joined German super-agency C3 (Creative, Code, Content) to create the largest content marketing specialist in Europe, with offices in London, Lisbon, Prague, Ljubljana, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich and Zurich. We now have over 600 people in total working on projects for hundreds of well-known brands.

Seven’s ambition is to be the agency of the people. We focus rigorously on audiences; what they really want, think and do in order to deliver the marketing performance our clients want. This focus on people requires a fundamental shift in the way we do things and the role of Head of Behavioural Science is vital to ensuring we deliver on this promise.

The newly combined Seven C3 team boasts over 600 strategists and creatives, specializing in everything from technology, finance and cars to food, fitness and fashion. Our clients include Sainsbury's, Fujitsu, Vitality, David Lloyd, Weight Watchers, Jobsite, Allianz, Deutsche Telekom, Porsche, VW, Skoda, EY and Tui, to name just a few.

The Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to apply insights from behavioural science into the heart of our business. The role will work across our functions and will engage a range of clients. This appointment is key to building a unique offer to really help our clients to understand their customers better, to improve their marketing and to help Seven C3 to stand out from our competitors.

Initially, you will act as an internal thought leader; inspiring colleagues across the business to think about how insights from behavioural science can be embedded in how we work to create the most effective messages for consumers. You will develop and implement new processes, templates and methods that build from recent scientific progress in the behavioural sciences to effectively engage audiences.

In time, you will use your knowledge and expertise to build relationships with clients and to grow our business through effective audience-relevant insights. You will also be directly responsible for taking Seven’s message to the wider market via writing, speaking and networking at events.

The role will involve:

1.     Being an internal expert on the behaviours, attitudes, expectations and intentions of the audiences we engage with.
2.     Analysing the existing Seven and C3 client base to identify potential ‘proof of concept’ projects to build awareness and understanding of this new offering.
3.     Applying knowledge of behavioural science to commercial projects on a consultancy basis. Including project support, advice and direct delivery to clients.
4.     Research and development; helping lead a programme to develop new or improve existing approaches in audience engagement.
5.     To apply behavioural science expertise to new business pitches as required.
6.     Networking with external experts to stay on top of new developments in the behavioural sciences, including presenting work at conferences.
7.     To analyse and report on wider cultural and social trends that impact on our clients’ and their customers, and that can create growth and new business opportunities for Seven.
8.     To build senior level relationships with clients and their partner agencies.
9.     Thought Leadership/Profile to develop Seven's image as experts by maintaining a media and social media profile, publishing articles, conference presentations etc.

The Candidate
To succeed in this role, you will need to demonstrate a strong academic track record in behavioural science. Due to the applied nature of our research, you will also need to have a deep understanding of how these theories can be applied to help solve complex commercial problems relating to marketing and audience-engagement. We are looking for someone that is able to challenge the status-quo and find creative solutions to real-world problems. You will have proven project management skills and an ability to work under pressure and manage your workload to meet tight client deadlines. You will need to have strong written and verbal skills and be comfortable interacting and pitching to senior clients across a wide range of sectors.

Skills and Experience
1. A strong background in behavioural science built up through industry experience or through appropriate academic qualifications, such as an MSc or PhD in Social Psychology, Behavioural Economics, Organisational Behaviour, Management Sciences, Behavioural Marketing, or a related academic discipline from a leading university. 
2. Demonstrated experience and expertise in applying behavioural science research to commercial settings
3. Experience of designing, managing and analysing quantitative research projects. Knowledge of a major statistical package (e.g. SPSS, Stata or R.).
4. Well-developed teamwork and collaborative abilities, and strong communication skills. 
5. A strong entrepreneurial drive and interest in the use of evidence to support commercial decision-makers.
6. The ability to analyse a diverse spectrum of information, research and data inputs and can turn it into insight that can be simply explained.
7. You are one of the first on the invite list to join a brainstorm because you make a full contribution, have good ideas, can challenge and add a different perspective
8. An appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of a wide range of research methods.
9. A willingness to travel, particularly within Europe.

Salary
We recognise that individuals from a variety of different backgrounds will apply for this position. Therefore the salary is flexible and to be negotiated with the candidate on the basis of previous experience and skills.

Application Process
To express an interest in this position, please send your CV to Joe Gladstone at j.gladstone@ucl.ac.uk. The deadline to register your interest is Tuesday November the 1st at 5pm EST.

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Senior Advisors, Advisors - The Behavioural Insights Team

  • Are you fascinated by human behaviour?

  • Can you tell a probit from a logistic?

  • Do you want to conduct research across the policy spectrum?

If you answered yes to these three questions we would love to hear from you

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) are looking for a number of exceptional candidates with varying levels of experience to join our leading research and evaluation team based in London. The Research Team works with specific policy clusters to deliver a range of projects through the designing, conducting and evaluation of Randomised Controlled Trials. These roles will work closely with the Chief Scientist and the Head of Data Science to develop BIT’s expertise in this area.

By joining the Research Team, you will be given time and encouragement to continue academic work, as well as the opportunity to support work that will help shape government policy through the development of innovative interventions and robust analysis.

Roles and Responsibilities

Our Senior Advisors lead teams and support the work of our Principal Advisors, interacting with senior government officials, Ministers and clients on a regular basis. They are responsible for winning new work, ensuring that the projects they work on are managed and delivered to tight deadlines and budgets, as well as managing one or more Advisors or Associate Advisors.

Our Advisors and Associate Advisors are focussed on the research elements of multiple projects simultaneously, working with a small project team of policymakers and researchers. These roles concentrate on our behavioural insights programme of work, developing trial protocols, trial interventions and tools. They will be expected to analyse large experimental datasets, and to involve themselves in training and opportunities to develop new empirical expertise.

Essential

The Behavioural Insights Team brings people together with different skill sets. You must be able to demonstrate a balance of skills across those listed below, but we do not expect you to be exceptional in all areas.

  • Experience in designing and implementing rigorous evaluations, including Randomised Controlled Trials, difference in differences, regression discontinuity, and propensity score matching, particularly applied to policymaking

  • Experience in using and analysing large data sets (such as administrative data) for the purposes of evaluation or predictive modelling

  • Experience using software packages for either quantitative analysis (e.g. STATA or R), at an expert or competitive level, and/or web design

  • For Senior Advisors: Experience in designing and evaluating social programmes using rigorous qualitative techniques including interview techniques, focus groups, text analysis and ethnographic research more broadly

  • For Senior Advisors: Experience managing both people and projects

Desirable

  • A Masters or PhD in a relevant subject area (including, but not limited to behavioural science, public policy, economics, psychology, evaluation methods)

  • For Senior Advisors: Experience working on the development and delivery of government policy

Click here for a more detailed job description.


If you are interested in joining the Research Team, and hold the legal right to live and work in the UK, then please email mia.samaha@behaviouralinsights.co.uk your CV along with an expression of interest of no more than 200 words detailing the following:

  • What role you are interested in (Senior Advisor, Advisor, or Associate Advisor)

  • What skills and experience you think you can bring to the role

  • When you would be available to start

  • What your salary expectations are

  • Confirmation that you hold the right to live and work in the UK

Candidates that fit the basic requirements will be invited to participate in an open selection process. If you have not heard from us within two weeks it is likely that you are unsuitable for the role.


The Behavioural Insights Team is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

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Behavioral Scientist (Financial Planning) - Morningstar

The Group:  On the Behavioral Insights Team, we use behavioral science to help people improve their finances. We run digital experiments to determine what works and what doesn’t, and then publicize the results within the industry and among the general public.

The Role:  Develop cutting-edge interventions and software to help people plan for their financial future. Morningstar is looking for an applied behavioral scientist, to help individual investors develop and pursue realistic financial plans, in partnership with their advisors. You’ll need to identify major obstacles that individuals face – then build on existing behavioral research to overcome those obstacles, and deploy the solutions in new and engaging user interfaces.  

In this role, you’ll work hand in hand with the product development teams at Morningstar, our in-house behavioral science team, and leading academics from around the country. The position is based in our Chicago office. The position officially opens in Q3 of this year, but we are open to hiring a stellar candidate earlier. 

Responsibilities

·       Lead research efforts into financial planning, developing our strategy to apply behavioral lessons to these decisions.

·       Conduct original research, including on issues of retirement planning, investing, risk tolerance, and spending and savings behavior.

·       Work with the product, marketing and research teams to identify specific obstacles to good financial behavior that our software can address.

·       Design, execute, and analyze large-scale randomized control trials to test your ideas; Morningstar interacts with millions of individual investors and their advisors.

·       Coordinate with our Advisory Board – amazing and thoughtful researchers from around the country – to develop additional interventions, and measure their real-life impact.

·       Publicize your results – in the media, papers, and at conferences.

 

Requirements

·       A PhD (or a Masters with appropriate professional experience) in the behavioral sciences, especially in behavioral economics, behavioral finance or JDM.

·       CFP or similar designations are a plus.

·       Professional experience in applying behavioral interventions to improving financial planning decisions (investment, retirement, or savings behavior), especially in the context of advisor-investor interactions is ideal.

·       Experience with the software development and design process is ideal.

·       Demonstrated ability writing about behavioral research for a general audience.

·       Experience and enjoyment in public speaking.

·       At least two years of experience using R, STATA, SQL or Matlab.

·       Independent, creative thinker with a strong interest in financial planning behavior.


Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer. In your cover letter, please mention two major behavioral challenges that limit good financial planning in an investor-advisor context, and how you’d help overcome them.

To learn more or apply for the position, please send your resume and cover letter to Steve at behavioralinsights@morningstar.com. Remember, the position officially opens in Q3 of this year, but the timing can be flexible.

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Behavioral Scientist (Investor Behavior) - Morningstar

The Group:  On the Behavioral Insights Team, we use behavioral science to help people improve their finances. We then run digital experimental studies to determine what works, and what doesn’t, and publicize the results.

The Role: Help millions of investors meet their financial goals.  Morningstar is looking for an applied behavioral scientist, to help understand and overcome the behavioral obstacles that individual investors and their advisors face when interacting with the markets.  You’ll pursue original research alongside a team of like-minded behavioralists and with leading academics from around the country.  This position is based in our Chicago office.

Responsibilities

·       Lead investor-focused initiatives, developing our strategy for applying behavioral finance and the broader research into financial decision-making to help investors succeed.

·       Conduct original research on investor behavior, on issues of risk tolerance, market timing, behaviorally appropriate portfolio selection, and more.

·       Design, execute, and analyze large-scale randomized control trials to test your ideas (Morningstar interacts with millions of individual investors and with their advisors).

·       Work with the marketing, product, and research teams to identify and solve pressing questions around investor behavior, and put the answers into practice in our products.

·       Coordinate with our Behavioral Science Advisory Board – amazing and thoughtful researchers from around the country – to develop new interventions, and measure their real-life impact.

·       Publicize your results – in the media, papers, and at conferences. 

Requirements

·       A PhD (or a Masters with appropriate professional experience) in the behavioral sciences, especially behavioral economics or finance.

·       CFA or similar designations are a plus.

·       Professional experience in applying behavioral interventions specifically to improving investor or advisor outcomes is ideal.

·       Demonstrated ability writing about behavioral research for a general audience.

·       Experience and enjoyment in public speaking.

·       At least two years of experience using R, STATA, SQL or Matlab to analyze complex datasets (academics: yes, GRAs count).

·       Independent, creative thinker with a strong interest in investing.

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Advisor/Associate Advisors - Behavioural Insights Team (Australia)

The Behavioural Insights Team is looking for exceptional candidates to join us in our Sydney office as we expand and grow in 2016. We have opportunities at two levels (1 x Advisor and 2 x Associate Advisor).

What we are looking for

We are looking for talented individuals who have a real passion and drive to improve outcomes for individuals and organisations. You will do this by carrying out robust evaluations to find out ‘what works’ and using behavioural insights to improve public services. All of our work has a social purpose and BIT is passionate about its values – social impact, empiricism and humility, fresh thinking, collaboration and public service – so you will need to demonstrate a real enthusiasm for and commitment to these.

Most of our staff have a degree in economics, psychology, social anthropology, statistics or related discipline or related discipline and an existing understanding of behavioural science literature is preferable.

One of these roles will require a candidate who has a strong background in experimental design and will be able to use inferential statistics, including but not limited to linear regressions and logistic regressions. Please indicate if you are able to use these techniques in the application process.

For more information please refer to the following job descriptions:

Advisor
Associate Advisor

Our offer to you

The Behavioural Insights Team has a relaxed and non-hierarchical culture, and a fast paced, exciting and friendly work environment with a diverse team. We provide a nurturing environment to help you develop your skills and knowledge in the fast evolving field of behavioural science in public policy.
If this sounds like the type of organisation you would like to work for and you have the right skills – we would like to nudge you in the right direction.

Salary:
Associate Advisor: From $70,000 + superannuation + benefits
Advisor: From $80,000 + superannuation + benefits
Final salaries will take your skills and experience into account.

How to apply

The application process will be opened on the 18th of January 2016, when we will post a link to the application process on the Behavioural Insights Team website.
The first part of the process will require a CV and will involve a set of multiple choice questions and free text questions to test your knowledge of Behavioural Insights.

Closing date: 11:59pm (AEDT) Sunday 7 February 2016

If you have any questions, please contact us on recruitmentaus@behaviouralinsights.co.uk and we will respond during business hours.

Job Notes

The application and assessment process will occur in three stages and includes an online test, an interview, a written exercise, and participation in an assessment centre. We expect the process to be complete in mid-March.

Applications can only be considered from Australian Citizens or those able to work freely within Australia, not requiring a visa.
Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to provide feedback.

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Fellows - White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST)

The White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) is currently seeking new team members to join in Washington, D.C. for a one-year fellowship beginning in October 2016. Since its inception in 2014, the SBST has completed over 15 randomized evaluations with a diverse set of agency collaborators. Learn more about the President’s recent Executive Order “Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People,” the 2015 Annual Report, the team and recent activities by visiting the team’s website, https://sbst.gov.

Fellows and Associate Fellows translate insights from the social and behavioral sciences into concrete recommendations on how to improve Federal programs, policies, and operations. We work closely with agency collaborators to identify the opportunities for improvement and to evaluate the relative efficiency and effectiveness of proposed interventions.

To learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications of Fellow and Associate Fellows, and details on how to apply for this unique opportunity, please visit https://sbst.gov/apply. The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 24th, 2016.

Please contact sbst@gsa.gov with any questions.

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Behavioural Insights Team - Associate Advisor

UK Graduate Opportunities – Associate Advisor

£25,000 p.a. + benefits

Full time, permanent

Central London

Want to make society a better place?

We are the Behavioural Insights Team, a unique organisation. We started life in 2010 inside No.10 Downing Street as the world’s first government institution dedicated to the application of behavioural sciences. We are now a world-leading consulting organisation with offices in London, New York, and Sydney. Our mission is to help organisations in the UK and overseas achieve social impact through the use of behavioural insights and rigorous evaluation.

How you’ll grow

You’ll benefit from a structured development programme that will include:

  • A policy school induction;
  • A personalised training plan;
  • In-depth exposure to policy design and decision-makers;
  • Regular seminars with world class thought leaders.

What we’re looking for

You will need to have a relevant degree in economics, psychology or related discipline and some understanding of the behavioural science literature.  Above all, you will need to have the right motivation: to improve policies and be passionate about using and developing evidence.  BIT is passionate about its values – social impact, empiricism and humility, fresh thinking, collaboration and public service. Find out more in the full job description.

Our offer to you

The Behavioural Insights Team has a relaxed and non-hierarchical culture. The company is part owned by all of our staff and we regularly eat together; play sport; and socialise. If this sounds like the type of organisation you would like to work for and you have the right skills – we would like to nudge you in the right direction.

For more information please refer to our full job description attached.

Please apply via Applied: https://www.beapplied.com/apply/47

Closing date: Midday 4th January 2016 (GMT)

The Behavioural Insight Team is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable

 

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BRAC - Research Project Manager

The Research and Evaluation Unit at BRAC Uganda is looking for a Research Project Manager to be based in Kampala, Uganda. The Research Project Manager will be in charge of implementing and evaluating the project “Credit Constraints and Capital Misallocation in Agriculture”, in close collaboration with colleagues at BRAC and the principal investigators, Konrad Burchardi (IIES), Jonathan de Quidt (IIES), Selim Gulesci (Bocconi) and Benedetta Lerva (IIES). The position provides ample learning opportunities for candidates who seek to be involved in cutting-edge development economic research.

The project

Agriculture in developing countries is characterised by a low intensity of physical capital. The project seeks to measure farmers’ returns to capital, quantify the extent of capital misallocation, and understand the sources of capital misallocation. To this end, a novel experimental design will be implemented through a large scale randomized control trial involving 1800 farmers in 450 villages to be followed for three years.

Responsibilities

The project manager will be (1) responsible for implementing and coordinating all surveys and experimental interventions. In particular, this includes:

  • Designing, piloting and programming of survey instruments;
  • Organize and lead the training of enumerators for data collection;
  • Manage the field implementation of the surveys including field supervisor coordination;
  • Implement mechanisms to monitor and ensure high data quality;
  • Organize the data inflow and data management and lead data cleaning activities.

She/he will also be (2) involved in the analysis of the data and report writing. She/he will contribute to the disseminating the results by presenting at policy meetings, seminars, and conferences.

Qualifications

We are seeking applicants who have an analytical mind, a background in economics, and a very good understanding of economic research methodologies and the challenges involved. The role requires to be well organised, able to manage and coordinate staff, and submit deliverables in adherence to the timelines. A typical applicant will have a Masters in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics or related quantitative discipline, experience in quantitative research, advanced knowledge of STATA and the Office package, excellent knowledge of Development Economics and Econometrics, and strong oral and written communication skills in English. Prior experience working in developing countries and especially in Sub-Saharan Africa is a plus.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a CV and a short cover letter (one-page max) to the Research Director of BRAC International, Dr. Munshi Sulaiman (munshi.slmn@gmail.com). The email subject should specify the position you are applying for, project name and your last name. The final deadline for applications is February 15th, 2016, but we will review applications immediately. The desired start date is early in 2016. The contract duration is 12 months, renewable, with an initial 3 months probation period. If you have any questions on the project or position, please feel free to contact Dr. Sulaiman or any of the principal investigators.

About BRAC

BRAC is one of the largest NGOs in the world. It reaches 138 million people in 11 countries in South Asia, SubSaharan Africa and North-America. BRAC’s main focus is on microfinance, with about 5 million borrowers, but it also operates in the fields of agriculture, education, health, micro-entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment. BRAC has established several research units and systematically evaluates its programs through collaboration with leading academics.

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