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We are currently looking for:

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist in Developing Countries

The Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany, is looking for a Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist to join its team of impact evaluators working in developing countries.

With a strong focus on quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries, we are one of the leading research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition in Germany. Our vision is to improve the lives of the poor and the vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. C4ED is currently conducting projects all over the world and maintains research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, GCF, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of our cooperation partners.

Your tasks would include

  • Conducting experimental or quasi-experimental impact evaluation studies in developing countries within small research teams and supported by project management, with a particular focus on West Africa
  • Teaching in applied econometrics, statistics or survey methods
  • Maintain communication with local partners and provide capacity building, e.g. supporting in monitoring
  • Consulting local partners in conducting surveys
  • Policy brief/ report writing, research and scientific publications in applied econometrics, statistics or survey methodology
  • Assist in applications for projects and grants

You have a PhD or will soon defend your PhD in economics, econometrics or statistics. Holding a Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics or Social Sciences and having five years of relevant working experience is equivalent. You have proven quantitative skills including conducting primary data collection in developing countries, as well as comprehensive reporting skills (quantitative analysis of data sets and report writing). You already gained some general field experience and are eager to supervise large-scale household surveys in Africa, Asia and Latin America,

You will work within a growing, supportive team of experienced and international researchers and project managers. The position offers a good opportunity to deepen your expertise in applied econometrics, impact evaluations and survey methodology as well as general management skills. We are interested to provide you a mid-term job perspective.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French are a must.

Applicants may wish to include a CV, a brief outline of their motivation (supplementary motivation letters in French or Spanish will be also considered), a copy of a report or analyses you have conducted, and a copy of your University’s certificates.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich, froelich[at]c4ed.org. Please send your applications to Asmus Zoch, application-froelich[at]c4ed.org. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.

Junior Consultant for Project Acquisition (J1801PA)

The Center for Evaluation and Development in Mannheim, Germany, is looking for a Junior Consultant for Project Acquisition to join its team working on impact evaluation in developing countries.

With a strong focus on quantitative impact evaluations in developing countries, we are one of the leading research centers in the areas of poverty reduction, microfinance, health insurance, education, humanitarian assistance, and nutrition in Germany. Our vision is to improve the lives of the poor and the vulnerable by making development interventions more effective. We are currently conducting projects all over the world and maintains research relationships with 3ie, ACTED, GCF, IFAD, ILO, IPA, J-PAL, the World Bank, and UNICEF to name just a few of our cooperation partners.

Your tasks as a Junior Consultant for Project Acquisition would include:

  • Contributing to proposal development and acquisition for various donors, e.g. World Bank, 3ie, GIZ and other
  • Preparation of Expressions of Interest or other pre-qualification documents and proposals
  • Coordinating project proposal writing including own contributions to project proposals
  • Communicating and liaising with project partners and donors
  • Quality Management and continuous improvement of project acquisition process
  • Managing documents and databases
  • Support in report writing
  • Contributing to Public Relations, including short translations

You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in economics, statistics or social science with experience in quantitative analysis. You are interested in gaining first-hand experience in the field of impact evaluations and development economics and already have a good understanding of the required or related fields.

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and preferably in French as well, with a high attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure. Knowledge of common statistics software packages (e.g. STATA) is a plus.

While you will be working in a team, you are able to manage multiple tasks. You enjoy interacting with a wide range of individuals ranging from researchers to donors and local partners, and you are able to maintain good collaborations. If required, willingness to travel to research project sites is a necessity.

The position offers a good opportunity to gain experience in impact evaluations and public relations. We are interested to offer you a long-term job perspective including personnel development. The position is based in Mannheim, Germany.

Applicants may wish to include a CV, a brief outline of their motivation (in German or English; supplementary motivation letters in French or Spanish will be also considered), a copy of a report or analyses you have conducted, and a copy of your University’s certificates.

Candidates who have the capacity to start quickly will be given priority. For questions and sending your application, please contact Dr. Asmus Zoch (application-froelich@c4ed.org)