Busara Center for Behavioral Economics Associate Jobs in Kenya

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics Associate Jobs in Kenya


Who we are:

  • We are an advisory and research organization focused on advancing and applying behavioral science in the Global South.

  • We work with organizations to build behaviorally-informed solutions to help scale their products, programs, and policies.

  • Our rigorous approach to experimentation has generated impact in a broad range of fields from financial inclusion to health and early childhood development.

    What you'll do:

  • Associates lead the planning, execution, and day-to-day management of Busara projects.

  • As primary project manager for all external Busara projects, you will quickly gain an expert understanding of a particular problem or research question, develop creative and rigorous solutions to client and partner needs, and manage both internal and external relationships with energy, enthusiasm, and professionalism.

  • An Associate directly manages other project staff that work on their projects and liaises effectively with other Busara teams.

  • The Associate will be based in Nairobi, Lagos, or Delhi.

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

    Work closely with Busara team members and directly with academic researchers and advisory clients to perform a variety of tasks including:

  • Engaging in multiple large-scale research and advisory projects at a given time.

  • Incorporating the latest research in qualitative and quantitative methods, behavioral science, psychology, economics, and development to provide creative solutions to engagements.

  • Planning, managing, and executing external and internal engagements independently from start to finish with limited supervision.

  • Managing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis.

  • Designing, launching and analyzing effective quantitative and qualitative survey instruments with coordination among project staff (Analysts, Project Leads, Data and Programming, and Operations teams).

  • Serving as a point of contact for clients and partners and effectively managing the needs of stakeholders through proactive communication and troubleshooting.

  • Contributing to project on-boarding and off-boarding for knowledge management.

  • Being responsible for project timelines, deliverables, reports, and staffing.

  • Contributing to the creation of proposals, concept notes, and pitch decks for new business opportunities and knowledge sharing.

  • Presenting at conferences,
    networking events, or client meetings.

  • Contributing to the design, execution, and dissemination of Busara internal research projects.

  • Leading or supporting other Associates to fulfill engagement requirements.

  • Contributing to internal skills-building workshops.

  • Coaching & mentoring Analysts and Project team members.


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

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Public Policy, or related fields.

  • Strong qualitative, quantitative, research, and data analytic skills including knowledge of and experience working with data analysis software

  • 1-3 years’ previous work experience in a related field, with experience managing large-scale research and consulting projects in developing countries.

  • Ability to quickly understand and adapt to new contextual situations

  • Ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations.

  • Excellent management, project management, and organizational skills.

  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player.

  • Interest and experience working in a fast-paced working environment.

  • Fluency and excellent communication and writing skills with a mastery of English.

  • Ability to execute projects while sustaining a global focus and vision for institutional planning and decision making.

    And preferably:

  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Public Policy, or related fields.

  • Experience managing or mentoring staff.

  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials and/or quasi-experimental designs

  • Technical understanding of qualitative research techniques.

  • Strong academic behavioral science background.

  • Knowledge of the application of behavioral science to real-world problems.

  • Proficiency in Stata, R, or Python

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Busara Center for Behavioral Economics Associate Jobs in Kenya


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