JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

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Researcher - Economist Impact Evaluation & Impact Assessment

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462352
Date Posted: 02/13/2019
Date Inactive: 07/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Researcher - Economist Impact Evaluation & Impact Assessment
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Pelawatta,Battamulla, Western, SRI LANKA
JEL Classifications:
O1 -- Economic Development
Q1 -- Agriculture
Impact evaluation
Quasi-experimental methods
Randomized control trials
Economic development
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The International Water Management Institute invites applications from dynamic and highly motivated individuals for the position of Researcher-Economist: Impact Evaluation & Impact Assessment.

The successful applicant will be responsible for contributing to the design and execution of rigorous evaluations of technologies, interventions and policy reforms, such as those developed and introduced by IWMI and others. We are looking for a skilled economist, with specialized training in, and experience with, randomized control trials, natural experiments and quasi-experimental impact evaluation methods, having used one or more of these methods while conducting previously published research.

Candidates should hold a PhD in Economics (especially Development Economics or Environmental Economics), Agricultural Economics or Public Policy with a specialization in impact evaluation of development projects. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of post-PhD experience in the agriculture, water or sanitation sector; and will have peer-reviewed publications that demonstrate relevant research ability. Candidates who are adept in the implementation and management of large-scale surveys, including design, testing, micro-econometric data analysis, and interpretation for policy purposes, are especially encouraged to apply.

Submit applications by 24:00 (IST) March 11, 2019 via IWMI website at

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 03/11/2019
Reference Instructions:
Referees of short listed candidates will be contacted to have letters sent to
Application Instructions:
Application must include curriculum vitae and a letter describing how your knowledge, training and experience match the requirements of the role. Also the names and contact details of three professional referees (indicating your relationship to each) who will be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.