Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness, the Economist is expected to provide general support to the Center’s research and technical assistance work on policies to promote more inclusive growth. Notably, this includes providing research assistance on and technical support to projects, including those identified under the Center’s policy research and technical assistance agenda, such as competitiveness, industrialization and competition policy, social protection and social insurance, and democratic institutions.
The Economist may also be assigned to handle international research partnerships and projects. As such, the Economist must have a deep appreciation and understanding of trends and issues in international and Asian business systems and public policy.
Key Result Areas:
In carrying out the various tasks outlined in this TOR, the Economist will provide analytical inputs and support to produce empirical studies, help facilitate policy events and develop related outputs for the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness, in support of its research and technical assistance on policies to promote more inclusive growth.
The Economist is expected to:
- Provide research and technical assistance in the preparation of policy research studies and technical inputs that:
- Survey the existing literature on the themes linked to the Center’s research plan on policies to promote more inclusive economic growth
- Review policy responses and the empirical evidence on their effectiveness
- Develop empirical methodologies and databases to underpin evidence based analyses of polices and socio-economic trends.
- Produce technical inputs in connection with the Center’s research and policy deliverables (e.g. briefing notes, policy briefs, presentations, empirical papers, and other research outputs).
- Help plan for and facilitate internal and external consultations and peer review mechanisms for the Center’s research and policy output.
Undertake desk and field research, as needed.
- Help develop and organize policy events, roundtable discussions, validation meetings and presentations of research results, including by external experts, as necessary.
- Help commission studies and provide assistance in the day-to-day management of the Center’s policy research and technical assistance agenda, as determined by the Center Director.
- The Economist may likewise be expected to take a proactive role in developing, in consultation with institutional partners
- Provide additional technical, operational and other support to the Center as necessary.
- Participate in meetings/events on issues linked to the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness’ research and technical assistance agenda.
- Advanced university degree (Masters, ABD or PhD) in economics, public policy and/or international development policy
- Has a broad understanding of trends and issues pertaining to international and Asian business systems and public policy
- At least 2-3 years of experience in quantitative analysis, especially pertaining to statistical and econometric analysis of social and economic indicators, and skills in creating and maintaining statistical databases
- Completion of empirical economic and policy research a plus
- Previous research on poverty and/or development using statistical/multivariate methods
- Experience using household survey data an advantage
- Advanced experience with statistical software such as STATA or SPSS
- Project management experience an advantage
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
- Ability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional manner
- Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and ability to contribute to a team research process
Interested applicants may submit their updated curriculum vitae to Shari Silvestre via email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.