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  • Posted on: 4 November, 2014 Deadline: 18 November, 2014
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  • The Center for Public Policy Alternatives (CPPA) is an independent, non-partisan public policy think-tank committed to rigorous research through which public policies and processes are examined, supported and best practices disseminated. The CPPA aims to help sub-Saharan governments and their agencies realize the goal of rapid development and a prosperous future for their citizens.



    The Organization seeks to recruit Research Fellows as soon as possible to work closely with and report to the Board of Trustees. The Research Fellow will set the research agenda for the organization and lead the research team in the crcauon. dissemination and utilization of high quality research.

    The Research Fellows will be responsible for production of publications and dissemination or materials or activities on research results: research tasks to locate, review and synthesize relevant materials: preparation of research proposals: preparation of correspondence. reports and presentations: and exchange with other instituuons working. on a broad range of issues relevant to the organizarion's core focus areas.

    The Research Fellows should have the following skills and experiences:

    • ?    PhD in economics, development studies, mathematics, statistics, public policy, sociology or any related discipline
    • ?    Respected relevant academic research and publications in the policy economics field
    • ?    Ability to use statistical packages (such as SPSS)
    • ?    Experience working in a policy research organisation will be an added advantage
    • ?    Excellent written and verbal communication skill in English
    • ?    A working knowledge of French (would be an asset)

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    The ideal candidate should possess a masters degree with a strong academic background in economics, mathematics, statistics, public policy, sociology or all related discipline and will match the following profile:

    • ?    Minimum of second class upper division
    • ?    Aged between 25 and 35 years
    • ?    Excellent written and verbal commurucauon skills
    • ?    Experience of published reports
    • ?    Outstanding analytical research and problem solving skills
    • ?    Ability to deliver results in different environments (especially in a developing world context)
    • ?    Ability to work both independently and in a team
    • ?    Excellent project and stakeholder management skills
    • ?    Ability to use statistical packages (such as SPSS) will be an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    If you like the challenge or cutting though conventional thinking and working on complex developmcnt problems then our organisation is interested in you.

    We will in turn offer each candidate a stimulating and challenging work environment, a possibility to engage with frontier research. opportunities for world class. international training and an attractive salary package.

    The selected candidate will ideally be expected to resume the post as soon as possible. The position will start with a three year contract with the option of renewal depending on performance.

    Compensation will be set according to the experience of the candidate. Interested candidates should apply by e-mail with a CV, references, written publications and a cover letter outlining suitability for the post to with "Research Fellows" as the subject not later than two weeks from the date of this publication. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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