Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research organization focused on advancing and applying behavioral science in the Global South, in pursuit of poverty alleviation. 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.
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.
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.
A Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Public Policy or related fields.
Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills including excellent abilities in data analysis, knowledge of, and experience working with data analysis software.
Proficiency in Stata, R, or Python
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.
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.