Organization: J-PAL Middle East and North Africa, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at
Harvard Kennedy School and the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS)
Country: Rabat, Morocco
Education: Master’s degree
Start date (earliest): May 1, 2022
Language requirements: French and English (Arabic preferred)
Duration: One year, renewable
I. Job summary
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School and the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) seek a qualified Senior Research Associate to support the research activities of the Morocco Employment Lab. The objective of the Employment Lab is to support the creation of a culture of evidence through impact evaluations and capacity building, to strengthen existing labour market programs and improve the effectiveness of future programs and policies in Morocco.
The position offers a unique opportunity for the Senior Research Associate to develop and support the research infrastructure of the Lab and assist a variety of research projects in the areas of data security, data analysis, and logistical support in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research. The Employment Lab scientific directors are Bruno Crépon (ENSAE) and Rema Hanna (Harvard).
The Senior Research Associate will be directly supervised by the Employment Lab Director, and will also work closely with senior staff from J-PAL MENA and EPoD, academic researchers and other field staff to perform a variety of research tasks. We have also posted an offer for a Research Manager position but we will be hiring only one person for either of these positions. Please also review the Research Manager job description and only apply to the one that fits better your skills and experience.