Job Description: SENIOR POLICY ASSOCIATE, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)-North America (two openings), to be involved in stakeholder engagement, evaluation support, initiative management, policy outreach, and sector expertise. This will include managing engagements with policymakers, practitioners, and researchers working on randomized evaluations in North America by building and maintaining strong relationships with key partners in government, nonprofits, foundations, and the private sector. Evaluation support will entail leading collaborations with policymakers and practitioners to design randomized evaluations of innovative policies and programs and representing J-PAL North America in conversations with potential partners. Will support partners in identifying their target population, defining eligibility criteria, refining their program's theory of change, and identifying constraints and potential threats to the integrity of the study; manage processes related to initiatives and requests for proposals to fund randomized evaluations, including promoting funding opportunities among academic researchers, maintaining initiative records tracking compliance in Salesforce, and organizing the application process; work with senior staff and academic leadership to identify policy lessons from J-PAL affiliates' research and become expert in a sector area; and create publications and presentations that synthesize and highlight the policy implications of key research results and present J-PAL affiliates' research to policymakers, practitioners, and philanthropic partners.
Job Requirements: REQUIRED: bachelor's degree (master's preferred) in economics, public policy, journalism, communications, or closely related field; training in statistics and quantitative methods; and a minimum of two years' experience doing policy and/or poverty-related work. Relevant experience gained as an undergraduate and/or through internships that are relatable to the position may be included towards the experience requirement. Job #15539
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