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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Policy Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Policy Manager

  • Job Number: 19317

  • Functional Area: 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

  • Schedule: M-F, 8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POLICY MANAGER, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to act as lead staff on one or more of J-PAL’s sectors (Agriculture; Crime, Violence, and Conflict; Education; Environment and Energy; Finance; Firms; Gender; Health; Labor Markets; and Political Economy and Governance), and manage one to two associate level staff within each sector. Responsibilities include working with sector co-chairs to create review papers that describe the current state of knowledge in the sector, organizing events for policymakers and academics, raising funds for special initiatives, and administering RFPs. Will build relationships with key partners in governments, NGOs, foundations, and multilateral aid agencies worldwide and present J-PAL’s work and research in and beyond; write publications that “translate” J-PAL’s economic research into lessons for policymakers; conduct research and analysis for literature reviews, policy memos, grant proposals, and sector-specific analysis projects; and collect and examine project implementation data to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses (https://www.povertyactionlab.org/resource/conducting-cost-effectiveness-analysis-cea) .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least five years of relevant experience; a master’s degree in economics, public policy, environmental economics, or a closely related field; and ability to supervise staff and manage projects independently. PREFERRED: knowledge of Spanish, French, or other major language(s). Job #193172/18/21

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