Come work with me in Ethiopia

For the last few years I’ve been running a study of industrial jobs, and the long run impacts on worker health and wealth. Starting this fall I’ll be running the four-year endline survey with Simon Franklin and Stefan Dercon. This is a great pre-PhD training experience. We need someone to run the show. Any nationality is welcome, but Ethiopians with relevant experience are especially encouraged to apply.

Apply here. This is the ad:


The Research Associate will perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Developing and piloting the survey instruments, including programming questions onto a mobile phone/tablet and managing the translation of the survey into the local languages
  • Hiring, training, and managing field teams who will conduct the interviews and implement the intervention monitoring
  • Managing all field logistics, procuring equipment, and ensuring the study and the intervention have approvals from local authorities
  • Overseeing all the data collection
  • Ensuring all data quality protocols are followed including auditing enumerators and performing daily checks of the incoming data ; correcting the errors of staff iteratively to ensure the data is of the highest quality
  • Managing the data from collection at the household to delivery of a final, cleaned dataset
  • Managing the budget including tracking all expenses to ensure costs are within project funds
  • Writing regular progress reports and leading project meetings to ensure deadlines are met
  • Working closely with partners running the intervention and liaising between all stakeholders to ensure all interests are aligned and accounted for
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, public policy, international development, health or related fields
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills ; meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
  • Strong quantitative skills and very good knowledge of Stata required; programming and other technical knowledge a strong plus
  • Demonstrated ability to lead staff efficiently to achieve project goal
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and a team player
  • Experience working or living in developing countries
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials

32 thoughts on “Come work with me in Ethiopia