I’m looking for field research assistants in both Liberia and Ethiopia, both (ideally) starting in early January.
The basic job description and application instructions are on the IPA careers website. Look for the Liberia and Ethiopia positions advertised on November 16. Please apply to both if you are interested in both. Please apply through the IPA website rather than write me directly, as someone else is reviewing the applications.
In Liberia, you would be helping to manage and coordinate the Liberia projects described here. In Ethiopia, you would be helping to coordinate a study of the effects of industrial jobs on poverty, working with me and Stefan Dercon. Both are high octane, intense jobs requiring amazing organizational skills, independence, a willingness to be on the move, and fortitude. They will also be fun, fascinating, and amazing training for the aspiring grad student. Stats and Stata experience are a big plus, as is experience working in a developing country.
In Liberia we are leaning towards a recent undergraduate (i.e. not an MA) but in Ethiopia we are more flexible.
Apply soon. We will be reviewing applications as they come in.
Updates on the Ethiopia position (Nov 21):
We will begin reviewing applications this week and may make hiring decisions in the first week of December if we find the right candidate.
We will be favoring people who can start Jan 4. Short notice, I know.
Some people have had difficulty applying through the J-PAL hiring system, because of the recommendation letter requirements on short notice. If that is the case, you may also apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. (No need apply to both sites.)