Sidcup, Greater London
Position: Senior Economist
Reporting to: Head of Social and Economic Analysis Team
Location: Sidcup, Greater London
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
Are you interested in using your research and analytical skills to provide evidence-based and progressive social policy that benefits the most vulnerable in society? Then make a difference by joining our dynamic and innovative Social and Economic Analysis Team.
About the Position
The Senior Economist will develop, implement and oversee high-quality and innovative research and analytical work on social and economic issues in low- and middle-income countries. She/he will collaborate closely with other staff members in the Social and Economic Analysis team, as well as other internal teams and external consultants, for the delivery of projects.
The successful candidate will become part of a team that loves working with data and applying economic tools and research methods to solve interesting challenges and provide our clients with the solutions and advice they need. We are also increasingly integrating qualitative methods into our work. Examples of our work include: poverty and inequality profiles; costing tools and micro-simulations of the impact of social protection schemes; multisectoral situation analyses of children, older people, and persons with disabilities; country baseline reports for the global Sustainable Development Goals; large-scale household surveys on food security in refugee settlements; and impact evaluation designs.
The Senior Economist will need a strong background in data analysis and research methods, in a field related to social and/or economic policy. The role requires a high level of flexibility, self-motivation and drive for results. The post is based in our new office in Sidcup and we also offer flexible working from home arrangements.
The position of Senior Economist will be expected to work at our office in Sidcup (Greater London) and will involve international travel, up to a maximum of three months per year. Please note that at present, all travel is suspended due to the current COVID-19 crisis, until further notice.
Main Responsibilities and Duties
We hire people from a range of backgrounds and experience, but some key things we look out for include:
Terms of Employment and Benefits
This is a permanent and full-time post. Along with a competitive salary, the successful candidate would receive an attractive package of the following:
How to apply
While this post is open to those who have the right to reside and work in the UK, Development Pathways would be willing to provide visa sponsorship for an exceptional candidate applying for this position.
We invite interested candidates, who meet the requirements, to submit their applications, by including:
Applications should be sent to email@example.com.
The closing date for this vacancy will be the 27th April 2021.
Development Pathways is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on individual qualifications without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, family or parental status, or disability status.
Applicants should be aware of our privacy notice on our website.
Shortlisted candidates: you will be invited to participate in an interview and complete a series of assessments.
Due to the high number of applications expected, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
About Development Pathways
Development Pathways is committed to innovative, progressive and evidence-based social policy. We combine country-specific social and political analysis with lessons learnt from extensive international experience in order to ensure that policies and programmes are robust and benefit the most vulnerable, including children, women and persons with disabilities.
Development Pathways brings together a group of international development practitioners with extensive experience on social protection, social development, gender and social inclusion, and livelihoods across Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. We have worked with a range of development organisations and governments, including United Nations agencies (UNICEF, WFP, ILO, UNDP, UNDESA), development banks (World Bank, ADB), government donors (e.g. DFID, DFAT), and international NGOs (e.g. HelpAge, Save the Children).
We currently employ nearly 40 staff members, who work alongside a global network of trusted consultants. Our offices are located in Sidcup (South East London, United Kingdom) and Nairobi (Kenya). As an employer, we put our staff first and are committed to flexible working practices and developing our staff’s professional capabilities.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 crisis, all employees are currently working from home. When circumstances permit, we will return to the office, but with a partial remote working arrangement. When remote working, we would expect you to have an effective home working environment.
For more information about our organisation, please visit www.developmentpathways.co.uk.
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