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Senior Research Assistants

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Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)

Location:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

Category/Specialization:

Economics-Development

Employment Type:

Full time

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Posted:

10.12.2017

Closing Date:

10.17.2017

Salary:



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Job Description:

Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)

Position: Senior Research Assistant
Education: Msc
Salary: Attractive and Negotiable
Terms of Employment: 2 month with the possibility of extension for one more month.
Required: 3

The Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) is a semi-autonomous thank-tank established by the Ethiopian Government to conduct research and policy analysis that provide evidence-based inputs for policy making and implementation. The institute is engaged in: Economic research and policy analysis, Bridging research and policy, Capacity, Knowledge dissemination and exchange and Consultancy.

EDRI is currently supporting the Oxford University Press (CUP), a leading global academic publisher, to publish “The [Oxford] Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy”. The Handbook will be a high-profile volume that aims to present an authoritative yet accessible ‘state of the art’ analysis of the past, present and future of the Ethiopian economy.

The volume will contain around 40 chapters and will be divided into five parts, each dealing with a key aspect of the Ethiopian economy: (I) Context, concepts and history; (II) Economic development; (Ill) Agriculture and rural transformation; (IV) Industrialisation and urbanisation; and lastly (V) Structural transformation and African context.

The central focus of the handbook will be on economic transformation, covering the history, policies and performance of the Ethiopian economy during a recent period of significant structural change. EDRI would like to hire nine research assistants that will support the authors of this handbook. This project is supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

The successful candidate will assist the researchers on research chapters to be included in the “The [Oxford] Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy”. In general the research areas will be in: (I) Context, concepts and history; (II) Economic development; (Ill) Agriculture and rural transformation; (IV) Industrialisation and urbanisation; and lastly (V) Structural transformation and African context. Applicants should mention in their application letter the area they would like to work on from the 5 research areas mentioned above.
Responsibilities
  • Prepare literature review and synthesis;
  • Assist Chapter contributors in the area of assignment and needs concerning research matters.
  • Conduct statistical and econometric analysis;
  • Assist in the write up of the research chapters
  • Carry out other assignments as required;
Qualification and Experience
  • Advanced higher degree in Economics (MSc)with strong academic record
  • Minimum of three years of experience in Research
  • Flexible and skill in working as a team member in challenging environment.
  • Ability to work independently in an intellectual challenging environment.
  • Good knowledge of computers in general and statistical/ econometrics in particular.
  • Strong English oral and written communications.

How To Apply:

Closing date: Oct. 17, 2017
Applicants fulfilling the above requirements should send their CV and Application letter by email to haIeluya.g@gmail.com or by mail to
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Human Resources and Property Management Department Ethiopian Development Research Institute
Blue Building, South Wing, Second Floor / near National Stadium P.o.Box: 2479, Fax: 251 115505588, Tel: 251 115506066, Addis Ababa



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Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)
Addis Ababa

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