The African Development Bank places research and knowledge sharing at the center of its activities, as sound economic analysis has the potential to play an important role in the transformation of African economies towards sustainable development and poverty reduction. In 2007, the AfDB established a Development Research Department as part of the Bank’s reform process. The Department's activities focus on devising and undertaking a program of research and analysis on priority social and economic development issues that support the Bank's policy and operations agenda.
The Department comprises about 25 researchers in two Divisions. The Research Partnerships Division is seeking to strengthen its team of researchers by recruiting a Principal Research Economist with expertise in the areas of impact evaluation with strong quantitative background, good analytical and writing skills.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Division Manager, the incumbent is expected to play a major and visible role in carrying out the Division’s work program:
Lead empirical research in impact evaluation of development projects:
Contribute technical and analytical inputs to the work of the Bank’s Operations Complexes:
Provide support to Senior Management:
Perform other duties as required.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
(including desirable skills, knowledge and experience):
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in teams and in an interdisciplinary environment, and sensitivity to cultural diversity.
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