Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Manager Research, Education, and Training in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Manager Research, Education, and Training

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Research - Other

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Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

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Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

SENIOR MANAGER RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)-Global-Research, Education, and Training (RET) Team, to take a lead role in managing J-PAL’s training portfolio and advising its worldwide offices on trainings. J-PAL’s training group introduces policymakers to impact evaluation methods, builds data analysis and field research skills of evaluation specialists/researchers/research staff, and disseminates policy insights generated by affiliate researchers through case studies and evidence-to-policy workshops. Will take a strategic leadership role in overseeing J-PAL’s worldwide training portfolio and advising the work of J-PAL’s worldwide offices on trainings. Responsibilities include leading efforts to train researchers/research staff/policymakers; overseeing the work of training staff members; building strategy for the design, organization, and implementation of in-person courses for policy partners; representing J-PAL in interactions with high-level policymakers; and working closely with regional offices and partner organizations.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: six-plus years’ relevant experience that includes quantitative data analysis and a master’s degree (in economics, political science, education, public policy, international development, or related field) or at least two years’ experience and a Ph.D. (including teaching and research experience during graduate school); comfort making presentations and preparing tailored teaching materials; experience in academic and non-academic teaching environments and/or in conducting field research in developing countries, with a background in randomized evaluations; interest in poverty alleviation policy and research as demonstrated by coursework and work experience; knowledge of data management, data analysis, and econometrics; PowerPoint and Excel proficiency; and good command of Stata (or willingness to quickly learn) or knowledge of R, Python, or other analytics programs. Experience in management and collaborating with international teams a plus. International development experience or extensive experience with social policy in other settings desired. Job #16361 Position will involve frequent travel to liaise with partners and lead the implementation of training strategy across the organization. For more information and additional application instructions, please visit 7/27/18

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.