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Senior Income Distribution Specialist

Job Category:
Sustainable Livilihood
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Centre for Research on Poverty Reduction and Income Distribution (CRPRID)
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
11 August, 2004
Last Date to apply:
25 August, 2004
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

More than 10 years

Description:
 

Terms of Reference The Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development Facility (PAF) is a project funded by UNDP which started its operation from January 2002 for 5 years. The main component of the project is to support the Centre for Research on Poverty Reduction and Income Distribution (CRPRID) established in the Planning Commission of the Government of Pakistan as an independent research institution. The Senior Income Distribution Specialist will be responsible for leading CRPRIDís research on income distribution. Responsibilities: Design and initiate original research projects on income distribution and inequality, its impact on poverty and growth, and policies to improve income distribution and to reduce inequality, including regular publication of research paper and reports Track developments in research on income distribution and inequality in Pakistan and abroad, identify gaps in the knowledge base and take and support new initiatives Monitor the GoP policies and document impact on income distribution Provide substantive feedback to GoP on the impact of any new policy formulation on income distribution and reduction of inequality Maintain a database of relevant studies and data on income distribution and build links with public and private sector research institutions Undertake analysis of Government budgets, and public expenditure review with particular emphasis on its impact on income distribution Implement research program on income distribution in accordance with quarterly and annual work plan under the guidance of Director Assist Director to produce quarterly and annual work plans of CRPRID by providing suggestions on priorities of research theme on income distribution and inequality Qualifications/Requirements: Ph.D. in Economics. Special focus on income distribution or on inequality preferred. Exceptional candidates with a Masterís degree will also be considered Knowledge of recent literature on income distribution, decomposition of poverty changes into growth and inequality components, dynamic modeling, macro-micro links, determinants of inequality, land reform, and household survey design. Strong quantitative background, with experience in empirical work Ability to work with primary data Familiarity with survey design Ability to communicate the results of applied economic research clearly both orally and in writing to policy makers Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, as well as complete work in a timely manner.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesPhD in EconomicsDoctorateSpecial focus on income distribution or on inequality preferred. Exceptional candidates with a Masterís degree will also be considered.