Associate at Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a Research and Advisory organization that pursues two twin missions of advancing behavioral science and alleviating poverty.We work with researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to conduct rigorous field and laboratory-based experimental studies in behavioral economics in developing countries and apply research outcomes to real-world problems. We are headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with active project operations in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: AssociateLocation: LagosReports to: Engagement Directors for all responsibilitiesPosition SummaryAssociates are the primary project managers for all external Busara projects. Associates are expected to be able to quickly gain an expert understanding of a particular problem or research question and use all tools at their disposal, both within and outside Busara to execute an engagement to the highest possible degree, with careful consideration of timing and budget.Associates are expected to have strong qualitative and quantitative skills and be able to quickly understand and adapt to new contextual situations.Associates should be able to develop creative and rigorous solutions to client and partner needs and manage both internal and external relationships with energy, enthusiasm and professionalism.Associates directly manage other project staff that work on their project and, as well as liaise with other Busara teams and are expected to coordinate and manage staff effectively.ResponsibilitiesDoes this sound interesting? If so, are you looking to:Design and develop research and advisory projects focused on using behavioral science to alleviate global povertyRecruit partners from academic institutions, development banks, large NGOs, private companies and social enterprises and manage the relationshipsMinor administrative tasks as part of project workLive in Lagos, with some domestic and international travel.Implement qualitative and quantitative behavioral researchDevelop and pilot instrumentsManage large scale field and lab projects with leading academics and institutionsOrganize, clean and analyze dataDisseminate results, prepare project reports and present resultsDesign future scope of worksIn addition to project responsibilities, Associates also have the following organizational responsibilities to ensure a healthy and functioning organization:Work with the Associate team to conduct goal setting exercises, objectives and key results, and team building events.Serve as mentors to Analyst and Project Lead team members, when requested.Serve on internal committees when necessary.Contribute to skills-building workshops for Associate teams.Communicate across organizational teams to ensure a healthy and functioning organization.Complete required focus contracts, reviews and snapshots.Assist with internal initiatives where necessary. 

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