All current vacancies are listed below

Communications Officer

Deadline: Thursday 27 February 2020, 12 noon (UK time)
Contract: Full time, fixed term for 9 months (maternity leave cover)
Salary: Grade 7: £32,817-£40,322 per annum
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The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) is seeking a talented Communications Officer to join their team to cover a period of maternity leave for the current post holder.

The Communications Officer will undertake a broad range of duties to support the Centre’s research and teaching activities. These will encompass working the management of all CSAE communications and websites including social media, the support of events including internationally renowned conferences, and the co-ordination of media production on an on-going basis. The post holder will also lead on facilitating fieldwork operations and and data collection activities including ensuring effective legal and policy compliance, providing informed advice to researchers on software, equipment and effective compliance as well as providing day-today guidance to the CSAE administrative team.

The post holder will report directly to the CSAE Administrator and work closely with the CSAE Events Officer. You will join a small and energetic team mainly based in the Department of Economics and perform a key liaison role with colleagues at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) and the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID).

Applications are welcome from those who are educated to degree level or equivalent, have hands-on experience in a communications role with excellent computer proficiency as well as a good understanding of the higher education sector, ideally with an interest in CSAE’s research activities. Applicants should also possess a wealth of creativity and excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders as well as the ability to effectively write for an informed audience. Strong organisational and problem solving skills are essential as well as the ability to quickly acquire new skills and knowledge. Applicants must have the technical ability to film and interview academic colleagues as well as monitor the effectiveness of the Centre’s communications strategy (data analysis).

Experience of using content management systems and editing web content, and film and interview techniques is essential. Some experience of analysis, project management, or events management would be desirable.

This post is full time, externally funded and fixed term to cover a period of maternity leave until mid-November 2020 and the role is available to start as soon as possible. The successful applicant upon starting will have ample time to have a handover with the current post holder. Please refer to the further particulars for full details about the role and information on how to apply:

The closing date is 12 noon on Thursday 27 February. It is expected that interviews will be held on 4 and 5 March 2020.


Quantitative Research Assitant, Young Lives

Deadline: Thursday 05 March 2020, 12noon
Contract: Full time, fixed term until 31 August 2022 with potential to extend
Salary: Grade 6, £29,176-£34,804 per annum
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The Oxford Department of International Development have an exciting opportunity for three full time fixed term Quantitative Research Assistants to work as part of the Young Lives research team supporting agreed research priorities. You will be expected to work collaboratively with researchers and policy staff in Oxford and the four Young Lives study countries. The post is fixed term until 31st August 2022, potential to extend this post will be dependent on further funding.

Young Lives is a unique, innovative, longitudinal mixed-methods study following the lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India (in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana), Peru and Vietnam over 15 years, and is recognised internationally as one of the only studies taking a holistic approach to children living in poverty.

Reporting to the Young Lives Quantitative Research Officer, you will contribute to the design of research materials and support the Young Lives team in the preparation of the survey instruments. As well as analysing data and preparing reports that can be used to best represent the findings in Young Lives written outputs and presentations. You would also contribute to discussions and share research findings with colleagues in Oxford and partner institutions in the Young Lives study countries as well as manage your own research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by senior colleagues.   

You should hold a Master’s degree in a quantitative social science discipline (e.g. economics, social statistics); prior relevant experience of data analysis using household datasets; excellent analytical and statistical skills and experience; and proficiency in using STATA for data management, manipulation and analysis.  Applicants should also have high level written communication skills in English; excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; good organisational skills; an interest in issues of poverty and international development and a willingness to undertake overseas travel.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.     

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Only applications received before 12 noon (UK Time) on Thursday 05 March 2020 can be considered.

University of Oxford Recruitment Site (ref:144944)

Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics

Deadline: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 12noon
Contract: Full time, fixed term for 3 years from September 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter
Salary: Grade 7, £32,817 - £40,322 per annum, discretionary range to £44,045 per annum
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The Department of Economics is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics. The post is tenable for a period of 3 years, and the successful candidate must be available to start in September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The Department of Economics is one of the largest and most diverse groups of academic economists in Europe and is committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Department, the post holder will be required to provide lectures, classes and supervision, and to undertake advanced academic study in support of their teaching. The principal task of the Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics will be to contribute to teaching and supervision on the MSc in Economics for Development, a joint degree course run by the Department of Economics and the Department of International Development. The Departmental Lecturer will contribute to the teaching programme in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, international trade or quantitative methods. The theory modules are graduate level courses in applied theory with a focus on issues and ideas relevant for development economics, and are offered during the first term.  The teaching involves giving lectures and classes, and providing small group supervision. The successful candidate will also provide a 12-hour module on a topic related to applied development economics during the second term.

You will have a doctorate in economics (or be close to completion by the time of taking up the post) with a focus on development issues and a strong quantitative component. You will have a proven ability to teach high-achieving and challenging students and preferably have experience in graduate teaching and in student assessment, examination and course design. Additionally you will have sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge of development economics to develop course materials and research proposals, as well as evidence of your commitment to your own professional development. You must also have the ability to contribute effectively to the administrative work of the Department and the ability to innovate and work effectively with colleagues as part of an interdisciplinary team. Furthermore you must possess excellent communication and presentation skills as well as having the sensitivity to deal with pastoral duties.

Your application should include a CV, a supporting statement and the names and contact details of 3 referees.

Please apply via Econjobmarket at the following link:

Please see the Further Particulars link on the Economics website for more information about the role.

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The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 18th March 2020 and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the closing date. Interviews (in person or via Skype) are expected to take place on March 24th and 25th.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.