Employment Vacancy  Busara Associate Summer at Busara Center Kenya May 2017

Career Vacancy  Busara Associate Summer at Busara Center Kenya May 2017


Current Opportunity  Busara Associate Summer at Busara Center Kenya May 2017


  • Company: Busara Center
  • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Kenya

The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research organization focused on evaluation and implementation of behavioral interventions in understudied countries and populations. Busara’s mission is to work with researchers and organizations to advance and apply behavioral science in pursuit of poverty alleviation. This involves the application of research and rigorous methods to enable partners to improve program design, evaluate existing programs, and optimize internal processes. To this end, Busara has worked with a variety of organizations in an advisory capacity to apply behavioral insights, build analytical models, and develop new products. In addition, in its research center capacity, Busara operates a Nairobi-based lab capable of implementing advanced experiments in psychology, behavioral economics and other academic disciplines.

Responsibilities for the Associate Programme Job

  • Design and develop research projects
  • Recruit partners from academic institutions, development banks, large NGOs, private companies and social enterprises and manage the relationships
  • Implement qualitative and quantitative behavioral research
  • Develop and pilot instruments
  • Manage large scale field and lab projects with leading academics and institutions
  • Organize, clean and analyze data
  • Disseminate results, prepare project reports and present results
  • Design future scope of works
  • Live and work in East Africa with a base in Nairobi
  • Good. So you’re interested in the organization and what the role entails. But do you have what we’re looking for?

Qualifications for the Associate Programme Job

  • A Bachelor’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields. Other fields will be considered.
  • 13 years previous work experience in a related field
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
  • Interest and experience working in a fastpaced working environment
  • Flexible, selfmotivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to manage highlevel relationships with partner organizations
  • Strong quantitative skills including knowledge of and experience working with data analysis software

And preferably:

  • A Master’s degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff
  • Familiarity with and interest in behavioral economics or science

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Great click here to apply before May 12th, 2017.

Interested and qualified? Go to Busara Center career website on busara.workable.com to apply