JOE - March 2013

University of Cape Town (UCT)
Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU)
J-PAL Africa
Post-Doctoral Fellowship - J-PAL Urban Services Initiative
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellowship - J-PAL Urban Services Initiative
Section: 4 -- International: Other Academic (Temporary, Adjunct, Visiting, Part-Time)
Location: Cape Town, other, South Africa
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Keywords: impact evaluation, rct, development economics, health, environment, urban services, water, sanitation, hygiene
Deadline Date: 03/15/2013
Salary Range: South African Rand (ZAR) 300,000

JOE ID Number: 201303_398594

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Africa based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is pleased to announce a Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 2013-2015. The successful candidate is expected to engage in a research agenda that is in line with J-PAL's Urban Service Initiative (USI) objectives and priorities.

USI funds randomized evaluations of innovation solutions to the problem of inadequate access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services to the urban poor in Asia and Africa. The main emphasis is on micro-solutions that can help to understand and address important barriers to the urban poor's access to required services.

The Fellowship is open to a candidate who has achieved a PhD in Economics or other relevant field in the last 5 years. The applicant should show research interest and experience in development economics and impact evaluation, in particular in issues related to urban service delivery in developing countries. Significant applied econometrics skills are expected. The successful candidate will partner with J-PAL affiliates and implementing agencies to conduct one or more USI-funded experimental research projects.
Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, a sample of research work, and three reference letters to The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.

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