JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

World Bank Group

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Poverty and Equity
Global Engagement
Data Scientist/Poverty Economist Consultant

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111460294
Date Posted: 08/01/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Data Scientist/Poverty Economist Consultant
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
O0 -- General
Y1 -- Data: Tables and Charts
Development Economics, Applied Econometrics, Data Science
Salary Range: $270 to $320 per day net of tax
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Data for Goals Team of the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Global Practice invites applications for a Data Scientist/Poverty Economist Consultant. The position is for up for 150 consulting days until June 2019, starting in September, 2018. The role requires outstanding STATA programming skills, and experience harmonizing and analyzing household surveys. Excellent knowledge of Excel macros is also required. The consultant will primarily support a team of data scientists in producing innovative data-based products on poverty and inequality. This work requires the ability to work under tight and sometimes shifting deadlines, so strong attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a team are a must. Tasks include archiving, harmonizing, cleaning, analyzing household survey data related to poverty, generating standard indicators, and creating visualizations. In some cases, the consultant may be asked to contribute and/or lead specialized research projects on poverty according to demand. Interested candidates should submit their CV, a sample .do file, and a short cover letter (max. 700 characters) through the JOE no later than August 15, 2018.

Application Requirements:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Job Market Paper
  • Letters of Reference
  • Questions for Candidates
Application deadline: 08/15/2018
Application Instructions:
Please enclose a sample .do file (in .docx format)
  • Application Deadline Has Passed