Program Associate, Global Networks

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA)

About the organization

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is a hub for research on global development, headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley. CEGA’s large, interdisciplinary network—including a growing number of scholars from low and middle-income countries (LMICs)—identifies and tests innovations designed to reduce poverty and promote development. CEGA researchers use rigorous evaluations, tools from data science, and new measurement technologies to assess the impacts of large-scale social and economic development programs. Through careful matchmaking, competitive grant-making, and integrated research dissemination and policy engagement activities, CEGA ensures that the scientific evidence we produce improves the lives of people living in poverty.

CEGA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion—please read our values statement here:


Reporting to the Associate Director for Global Networks and Inclusion, the Program Associate will support a wide range of activities related to CEGA’s Global Networks portfolio, as well as efforts to drive inclusion across the Center and the global development research community more broadly. The Associate will work closely with the Project Manager for Global Networks, as well as other teams at CEGA as appropriate. The Associate will also frequently work with our growing network of scholars in East and West Africa. This is a challenging opportunity for a professional interested in academic administration, global poverty and inclusion; has a strong desire to use and deepen skills in project management, communications, and research assistance; and is energized to contribute to the long-term success of a dynamic organization.

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-BA in Development Studies, Economics, Global Health, Public Policy, Political Science, International Affairs or related discipline.
-1-3 years experience working for a non-profit or academic research institution, experience with project implementation and monitoring & evaluation.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Commitment to scientific, evidence-led international development policy and capacity building in low-income countries.

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Application instructions

All applications must be submitted through the UC Berkeley jobs website. To apply, visit and search for Job Opening: #24181. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Your cover letter should outline (1) qualifications for the responsibilities listed above, (2) specific interest in the position, and (3) the names, position, and contact information of at least three academic and/or professional references and a one-sentence description of your relationship to them. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note CEGA will only be able to hire individuals who are eligible to work in the US, either through an Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa or as a result of being US citizen or permanent resident.

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