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Research Officer

Job Category:
Research
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Support to CPRSPD Project
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
04 April, 2009
Last Date to apply:
17 April, 2009
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

• Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics or other closely related fields with 3 years of experience in economic and poverty-related empirical research.
• Knowledge and use of statistical software, e.g., SPSS and/or EVIEWS is desirable.
• Knowledge and use of computer literacy is essential.

Description:
 

Description:
 
The support to Centre for Poverty Reduction and Social Policy Development (CPRSPD) is a five year initiative of UNDP and Government of Pakistan. CPRSPD is based in Planning Commission of Pakistan and is mandated to  undertake; Poverty Research and Analysis,  Advocacy to influence public policy for pro – poor growth, and capacity building of staff (esp. public sector) to sustain project efforts. These objectives will be pursued in consonance with the GOP development strategy envisaged in Medium Term Development Strategy (MTDF) 2005-10, PRSP and Vision 2030.

Under the overall guidance of the Director and direct supervision of  National Project Manager, the Research Officer will perform the following tasks:

Responsibilities

1. Independently or jointly, assist in conducting economic research studies, producing policy papers and briefs in the area of poverty measurement, income distribution, employment generation and monitoring and evaluation of poverty related programs and policies.

2. To assist CRPRSPD in primary as well as secondary data collection and other qualitative relevant information for the purpose of implementing the research agenda for the center.

3. To assist CRPRSPD in arranging seminars, workshops etc.

4. At a broad level, assist the Senior Specialists and Director CPRSPD in the development and implementation of research program of CPRSPD.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMasters DegreeMasters DegreeMasters degree in Economics, Statistics or other closely related fields