Join our team - Job Opportunities with the CSAE

We are very pleased to announce two new opportunities to become a member of the CSAE team.

 

Research Operations Manager

Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £31,604 - £35,550 p.a.

The Blavatnik School of Government and Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) are seeking an outstanding Research Operations Manager for a major new research programme. This is a fixed-term post until 31 December 2020.

The postholder will lead all operational aspects of a large-scale research hub across multiple countries which will apply behavioural science in the design of programmes to reduce poverty or improve governance in developing countries. The hub will be co-hosted by the Blavatnik School and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. They will be expected to assist with developing a research strategy and funding portfolio for the research programme; set up and manage the administrative and financial backbone to commission and manage three to four streams of research, led by senior academics. This appointment offers a unique opportunity to lead the growth of a small existing research group into a larger international research centre by managing and expanding organisational, financial and data systems for existing Oxford-run research; and promoting research projects and outputs.

A successful candidate must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as economics, quantitative political science or public policy. You should have technical training in experimental methods, leadership experience in managing and administering complex operations requiring independent planning and efficient utilization of resources, and demonstrable ability to build financial, human resources and data systems. You should be a strategic thinker, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and be willing and able to travel to developing countries.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon UK time on Monday 19 February 2018.

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Research Assistant in Development Economics

Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.

The Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford is looking to recruit a full-time Research Assistant in Development Economics on a fixed-term appointment for 2 years. The role is offered by the Centre for Study of African Economies (CSAE) based at the Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford. The Research Assistant will support the research activities of a team of development economists at CSAE based in the Blavatnik School and Department of Economics. They will also work with a Research Operations Manager on a new large-scale research hub across multiple countries which will apply behavioural science in the design of programmes to reduce poverty and improve governance in developing countries. The hub will be co-hosted by the Blavatnik School and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford.

The postholder will be responsible for managing their own research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by senior colleagues. They will conduct data analysis and dissemination of activities under supervision on various completed randomised controlled trials on the topic, with Kenya-based research coordinator, manage end line data collection for a large randomised controlled trial, and contribute to developing and running new and continuing research projects by the group and support in the development of the research hub.

You will have a Masters in economics, public policy, or development studies with a focus on development economics. Candidates nearing completion of their Master’s degree will also be considered. The post also requires experience of, and an interest in, development economics and behavioural economics with the ability to innovate and work effectively with colleagues with the ability to carry out independent quantitative research.

For more details and information on how to apply, please refer to the further particulars. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon UK time on Monday 22 February 2018.

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