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February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Senior Research Manager IDEA Initiative - J-PAL Global

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462662
Date Posted: 05/14/2019
Date Inactive: 07/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Research Manager IDEA Initiative - J-PAL Global
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Job Description: Senior Manager, IDEA Initiative, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)-Innovations in Data and Experiments for Action Initiative, to lead J-PAL’s new IDEA Initiative, which aims to increase the use of administrative data by governments, nonprofits, and private firms for evidence-informed decision-making. Responsibilities include creating resources including guidelines, best-practice papers, case studies, instructions, and toolkits on key topics regarding administrative data; working with leading experts to curate and edit a handbook that provides guidance to data producers on making administrative data more accessible and to applied researchers on processing and using this data; identifying and building collaborations with, and capacity of, data producers who can be long-term strategic partners; overseeing efforts to lean the data accessed by strategic partners and performing basic analysis and descriptive work that helps these policymakers move towards more data-driven decisions and encourages them to make data available for research/experiments; and working with senior leadership on fund-raising and managing calls for proposals.

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Please note: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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