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  • Job Opportunity at The Centre for Public Policy Alternatives (CPPA)

  • Posted on: 23 May, 2016 Deadline: 6 June, 2016
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  • The Centre for Public Policy Alternatives (CPPA) is an independent, non-partisan public policy think-tank committed to rigorous research through which public policies are examined and best practices disseminated. CPPA aims to help sub-Saharan African governments, institutions, and businesses create innovative policy solutions to development challenges.

    Research Associate


    Job Description
    Are you smart enough to work with us?

    • A public policy think tank based in Lagos, Nigeria with a mission to ‘’ensure that government action fosters growth, economic well-being and freedom and individual responsibility” seeks to recruit exceptional persons as “Research Associate” with specialization in health economics, agric economics, financial economics, energy economics and policy.
    • If you like the challenge of cutting though conventional thinking and working on complex development 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.


    • The ideal candidate should possess a strong bachelors degree in one of the quantitative sciences; Mathematics, Economics, Statistics and must possess a masters degree in one of the stated areas of specialization such as; Health Economics, Energy Economics/Policy, Financial Economics, Agric Economics and Statistics from a top tier university.

    The candidates should match the below profile:

    • Minimum of second class upper division
    • Aged between 25 and 35 years
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • 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
    • Broad world view
    • Ability to use statistical packages (such as SPSS) will be an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Expression of interest in form of a cover letter accompanied by a CV should be sent electronically to with “Research Associates” as the subject not later than the closing date above.

    Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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