Research Associate

Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), UC Berkeley

About the organization

CEGA is a West Coast hub for research on global development, with a network of 120+ academic researchers extending across the University of California, Stanford University, and the University of Washington. Our faculty affiliates design and test solutions for the problems of poverty, generating actionable evidence for policy-makers in low- and middle-income countries. Through careful matchmaking, competitive grant-making, and research dissemination 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: https://cega.berkeley.edu/values/

Duties

CEGA seeks a motivated Research Associate to support the Center’s Faculty Director, Edward Miguel. The Research Associate will coordinate field research activities for rigorous evaluations of social and economic programs in Africa, with a focus on the Kenya Life Panel Survey project. S/he will also provide critical administrative support including coordinating the Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE), budgeting/contracting, events management, and outreach/communications, while contributing to Center-wide process improvements and performance management. The Research Associate will work closely with Professor Miguel, who will provide mentorship and supervision, and will collaborate with other CEGA staff as needed. While this position is based in Berkeley, there will be periodic field work assignments in Kenya.

This is a challenging opportunity for an early-career professional who is passionate about global development and social science research; has a strong desire to expand and deepen skills in research administration, project planning, and partnership development; is a successful self-learner; and is energized to contribute to the long-term success of a dynamic organization. See our website for Responsibilities details: https://cega.berkeley.edu/career/research-associate/

Qualifications

See our website for Qualifications details: https://cega.berkeley.edu/career/research-associate/

Application instructions

Online application is required. Please visit http://jobs.berkeley.edu and search for Job ID# 14551. Please submit a brief cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment when applying. The cover letter should be no more than one page, and include (1) your specific interest in working with CEGA, (2) your main qualifications for the responsibilities listed above, and (3) how you will contribute to diversity and inclusion on the UC Berkeley campus and within CEGA, including through life experiences and activities you have been involved in. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Hiring staff will first review applications by 2/28/2021 and applications submitted after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please note this position is not eligible for US visa sponsorship, though foreign nationals with permission to work in the US are encouraged to apply.

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