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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Evidence to Scale Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Evidence to Scale Associate

  • Job Number: 23694

  • Functional Area: Research - Other

  • Department: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

EVIDENCE TO SCALE ASSOCIATE, Economics/Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to join the Evidence to Scale (E2S) vertical, working closely with J-PAL’s E2S management and leadership. J-PAL Global’s Evidence to Scale (E2S) vertical plays a key role in supporting the J-PAL network and its partners in the process of translating rigorous evidence into policy and practice at scale. The principal duties and responsibilities will center on facilitating organizational learning at J-PAL on evidence use, scale, and government partnerships; identifying, developing, and managing related tools and resources; and managing the Innovation in Government Initiative and supporting efforts to mobilize funding. This position offers an exciting opportunity to be a key team member and shape the future of this work at J-PAL. A full job description is available here ( .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree with coursework in public policy, public administration, international development, international affairs, economics, or a related field; at least two years of relevant work experience; and demonstrated academic interest in rigorous evidence about poverty alleviation. PREFERRED: at least one year of experience living and preferably also working in a low- or middle-income country; and knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesia, or other languages spoken in our regions of work. Job #23694Must be able and willing to travel 10-15% of the time. 2/5/24