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2024 World Bank Development Impact (DIME) Recruitment Drive Opportunities

The Development Impact (DIME) department is looking to recruit 25 consultants across 19 projects to support our global portfolio of impact evaluations. The consultants will work with the DIME team and external researchers on all phases of the impact evaluations (IEs), from study design to analysis. The details of hiring projects, including start date and position requirements, can be found on the DIME Application Dashboard. Applicants may also indicate interest in being considered for positions that will open in the future.

Benefits of World Bank Development Impact

The objective of the World Bank’s Development Impact (DIME) department is to increase the use of data analytics and impact evaluation research in the design and implementation of public policy, to increase the effectiveness of development investments, strengthen country institutions for evidence-based policy making, and generate knowledge in strategic development areas. DIME’s diverse portfolio offers interns and consultant’s the opportunity to contribute to projects across all development sectors, including agriculture, public sector governance, climate change (energy, environment and water), financial & private sector, human development, entertainment education, transport, trade, gender, and fragility, conflict and violence.

Requirements for World Bank Development Impact

For Research Assistants and Field Coordinators (STC)

Academic specialization:

A master’s degree in economics, public policy, statistics, computer science or related field, with strong quantitative research skills is essential
Technical skills:

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Advanced skills using either Stata or R for data processing and analysis is required for Research Assistants and preferred for Field Coordinators
Experience with survey programming in an ODK-based platform is strongly preferred, especially for Field Coordinators
Experience with machine learning, natural language processing, Shiny dashboards, and geospatial analysis are desirable, especially for Research Assistants. Knowledge of python is an advantage (and required for certain positions)
Experience coding in a team environment and using GitHub is highly desirable.
Experience:

The candidate must have background in impact evaluation and econometric analysis
Experience working with raw household survey data is strongly preferred for research assistants o Field research experience, and/or experience managing data collection, is required for Field Coordinators
Experience working in developing countries preferred and knowledge about the relevant sectors is desirable
Capacity Building Skills:

Demonstrated ability and experience in designing and delivering training and capacity building activities or other teaching experience is a plus
Language:

Superior written and oral communications skills in English is essential
Certain positions will require fluency in other languages (such as French, Portuguese, Hindi, Swahili), as detailed in the specific job ads on the DIME Jobs page.
Interpersonal skills:

Motivated self-starter, with demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively in teams, and excellent cross-cultural communication skills
For additional skills and requirements, see detailed job ads linked on the next page.
For Junior Field Coordinators (STT)

Academic specialization:

A Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, statistics, computer science or related field, with strong quantitative research skills is essential
Experience:

Fluency in the local language(s) and familiarity with the local context is required;
Field experience with quantitative research strongly preferred o Knowledge about the relevant sectors is desirable
Willing to do extensive local travel

Application Deadline

April 2, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to World Bank on mcas-proxyweb.mcas.ms to apply
Navigate to the STC Recruitment Drive – Spring 2024 tab on the top panel to see details about each of the open positions, as well as required skills.
After you have identified the roles of your interest, you will need submit your application using this application form.
For more details, visit World bank career website

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