Busara Associate (2018 Recruitment Cycle)

Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya


** Deadline June 22nd **

The Busara Center is growing once again. We are taking applications for new associates. This year we've signed new projects in Egypt and Pakistan, started a Policy Innovation Unit in Nigeria and grown our Ugandan office. We've examined poverty through the prism of aspirations, stress levels and cash transfers. We are now operating in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria, as well as Kenya. That's all in pursuit of our twin missions of advancing behavioral science and alleviating poverty.

Does this sound interesting? If so, are you looking to:

Good. So you’re interested in the organisation and what the role entails. But do you have what we’re looking for?

And preferably:

**DEADLINE EXTENDED, with Rolling Applications**

Interested and qualified? We'll start rolling reviews every 2 weeks, beginning on June 15th

What's the difference between an "Associate" and a "Research Specialist"?

If you're looking for jobs, you might notice that the Associate and Research Specialist look quite similar. That's because they are, but have a few subtle differences. Research Specialists sit in our Labs division and focus on designing and implementing cutting edge experimental research. They write papers and focus on the technical (science) aspect of the work that we do. Primarily Research Specialists support internal research and academics, with technical assistance to other Associates on their projects.

Associates on the other hand are more focused on applied behavioral science with our partners. They manage and execute the bulk of our projects with partners (typically applied behavioral science), and will bring in Research Specialists when extra technical work is needed.

If you're more interested in working with organizational clients, the Associate position is probably a better fit, and if you are more interested in pure research, the Research Specialist position is likely better for you. Note that you can apply for both positions, for which you will be independently evaluated, so if you're not sure, or like both, do apply!


Important Information on Applying

At Busara we embed behavioral science into everything we do, including the hiring process. In an effort to de-bias ourselves from what we know can cause systematic hiring discrimination, we do as many things as possible blindly and objectively.

For you, that means you have to fill out the questions on the application as well as upload your CV. I know, this is infuriating, but it's not because we're lazy -- it's because we are going to blindly review candidates based on the answers to your questions as well as their education and experience, and consider full CVs in future stages of the process. Thus, it's very important for you to fill out the questions completely, without mention of your name or any other potentially biasing information about yourself.

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