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Work With J-PAL : Accepting Applications for 96 Positions Starting 2015!

Mon, 17Nov2014


The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and partner organizations currently have 96 job opportunities available in 16 countries with more positions likely to become available by summer 2015.
J-PAL’s recruitment drive is an excellent opportunity to join us and our work to alleviate poverty. J-PAL is a network of 111 affiliated professors around the world who use randomized evaluations to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation. Started and based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, J-PAL also has six regional offices in Africa (South Africa), Europe (France), Latin America and the Caribbean (Chile), North America (USA), South Asia (India), and Southeast Asia (Indonesia). J-PAL affiliated professors employ research staff through their primary university and through organizations like J-PAL,Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), IFMR Lead, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Ideas 42, andthe Crime Lab.
Job Opportunities
Most positions are based outside of the US, but some positions are available at J-PAL in Cambridge, MA, at IPA in New Haven, CT, or at affiliates’ home institutions. Positions are full-time and most require a commitment of at least one year. J-PAL is looking to fill positions in five job categories:
Candidates applying to these positions must be open to various project types and geographic locations.
J-PAL and our partner organizations have openings for specific projects asResearch Associates and Research Managers. J-PAL’s Policy Group will also be recruiting new Associates and Managers. For a complete list of positions in Policy, Training, and Administration, please click here. More detailed descriptions of our position types may be found here
Complete the J-PAL common application, selecting the positions for which you would like to be considered. For most positions, you’ll need to submit a transcript, 2-3 letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose (cover letter), and a CV (resume) by January 6, 2015
Please also refer to J-PAL’s Jobs Page to find openings for specific positions, which may include additional application steps (usually sending a CV and cover letter to the specific hiring manager). 
Selection Process
All applications submitted during J-PAL’s 2014-2015 Winter Recruitment Drive, from November 17, 2014January 6, 2015, will become part of a common database for researchers and hiring managers seeking to fill positions beginning in the summer of 2015. Applicants who pre-qualify for a position will be contacted for interviews and for further information starting in February. Given the volume of applications J-PAL receives, only those selected for an interview will be contacted, and we are unable to provide feedback on specific applications.
In addition to the recruitment drive, J-PAL hires throughout the year as needed to fill staff positions. Applicants who are interested in immediate openings should consult J-PAL’s website for current vacancies and application instructions. 
For more information, please refer to our How to Apply page.
Feel free to share this information broadly. 
Ben Jaques-Leslie
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