Job Opportunity: Visiting Fellows from Developing Countries

Job Opportunity: Visiting Fellows from Developing Countries

December 9, 2008

Center for Global Development Seeks Visiting Fellows from Developing Countries

The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent Washington-based think tank, invites applications from leading scholars in developing countries for a visiting fellows program sponsored by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The program offers one-year sabbatical support for a senior researcher from a developing country on leave from his or her host institution. The ideal candidate will be engaged in policy research in at least one of the areas of CGD focus: aid effectiveness, trade, private sector development, financial markets, global health, or migration. S/he will be expected to participate in all facets of CGD’s activities.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Doctoral degree or equivalent in economics, political science or another relevant social science
Proven track record of applying quantitative research to practical, real-world policy problems
A distinguished record of publications
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Current employment at a university or research institution based in a developing country
Candidates will be judged on the substance of their proposed research project and the likelihood of completing a major project during the one-year period of support. The Visiting Scholar will be offered: a competitive salary; full benefits package; a part-time research assistant; travel budget, including round-trip airfare for travel to/from home country, and assistance with visa procurement.

Applicants should send a short cover letter, CV, and a brief statement about proposed research (maximum: two pages), with information organized under the following headings: Research Question; Research Approach; Anticipated Outputs; Potential Policy Impact.

Please send application materials to Ellen Mackenzie at [email protected] by February 15, 2009 and indicate whether they are applying for the 2009/10 or 2010/11 academic year. CGD is committed to attracting and maintaining a diverse and dedicated workforce. Please use the title “IDRC Visiting Fellow” in all e-mail correspondence. No phone calls please.

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