Massachusetts Institute of Technology Policy Associate, J-PAL Global in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

POLICY ASSOCIATE, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)-Global, to support the policy group, primarily through creating policy publications, policy analysis, and policy outreach. Duties include working closely with senior policy associates and policy managers to create publications that “translate” J-PAL’s economic research into policy lessons; providing research and writing assistance on policy memos, funding proposals, special initiatives, and cost-effectiveness studies; attending conferences, participating in meetings with policymakers and partner organizations, and developing public speaking skills; developing specialized knowledge in one of J-PAL’s programs and/or developing regional expertise by supporting one of J-PAL’s regional offices; assisting with the management of J-PAL’s website; serving as a point of contact and backup for senior policy team staff; helping to organize thematic or regional policy conferences and seminars; and handling other tasks as assigned by the director of policy. May spend about two months each year in a J-PAL or IPA field office assisting with the evaluations.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree that includes significant training in economics (at a minimum, intermediate-level economics, econometrics, and calculus, some relevant experience, attention to detail, advanced writing skills, and a desire to learn. Knowledge of Spanish, French, or other major languages a plus. Those with master’s degrees are encouraged to apply. Job #14256

Must be willing to work nights and weekends and to travel internationally.

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Job Number: 14256

Functional Area: Research - Other

Department: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No