JOE - May 2013

Center for Global Development
Senior Fellow/Research Fellow - Forests and Climate Change
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Fellow/Research Fellow - Forests and Climate Change
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classification: A1 -- General Economics
Deadline Date: 06/2013

JOE ID Number: 201305_398734

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The Center for Global Development, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC, seeks a dynamic Senior Fellow or Research Fellow to undertake independent research related to climate change, forests, including REDD+, land use and environmental economics.
As part of its Climate Change and Development program, the Center is launching a program to support a major increase in global financial flows and incentives for forest conservation and to promote results-based approaches.

The Fellow's responsibilities include:
-Defining and undertaking creative, policy-oriented research, both her/his own original research and as part of the Center's existing research program
-Developing a research agenda on forests and climate change, land use/land use change and the design of innovative public and private financing and incentive instruments and results-based approaches for forest conservation
-Publishing books, articles, working papers, policy briefs, blogs and short commentaries targeted to policy makers, academics and the general public
-Tracking policy developments in relevant areas
-Engaging in related policy outreach activities and speaking engagements
-Participating in the design of expert group consultations and working groups
-Supervising and providing mentorship for a research assistant
-Participating in in-house research reviews
-Work with our in-house team to seek funding and prepare grant proposals

The Fellow is expected to have the following qualifications:
-A doctoral degree in economics or a related discipline
-At least 8-10 years (3-5 years for Research Fellow) of relevant experience in a research environment or policy organization
-A record of applying rigorous research methods to real-world problems to identify practical and action-oriented solutions
-Excellent oral and written communication skills, including both long and short writing styles
-Ability to work independently within a small, closely-knit organization and to contribute to the development of new initiatives
-In-country experience and/or experience in a government agency or operational development organization desirable
-A passion for CGD's mission
-Collegiality and a good sense of humor are essential
Application Instructions:

CGD offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an outstanding benefits package. Occasional travel may be required. Interested candidates should forward their CV, along with a research paper, to Please use "Fellow - Forests" in the subject line of email correspondence.
CGD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.

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