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Research Officer (NIM Service Contract)

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Support to CPRSPD Project of UNDP
Posted On:
07 March, 2011
Last Date to apply:
21 March, 2011
Experience in years
2 to 4

• Three years relevant experience and a Master’s degree in Economics/ Social Science/ Public Policy OR M. Phil in Economics with at least 1 year relevant research experience. The research experience can be in the form of publishable research papers.
• Must have demonstrated ability to work on household level datasets such as PSLM, LFS and Access to Finance (A2F) datasets, WDI (WB), and KILM (ILO).
• Demonstrated ability to work with statistical/econometric software such as STATA and SPSS.


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:

·          Independently or jointly, assist in conducting economic research studies on Inclusive Economic Growth, producing policy papers and briefs in the area of economic welfare, youth employment, entrepreneurship, innovation, poverty measurement, income distribution, decent employment generation and monitoring and evaluation of poverty related programs and policies.

·          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.

·          To assist CRPRSPD in arranging seminars, workshops etc.

·          At a broad level, assist the Senior Specialists and National Project Manager and Director CPRSPD in the development and implementation of Centre’s research program.

·          Work on micro household level datasets such as PSLM, HIES, LFS, and Access to Finance.

·          Work on International datasets such as World Bank Indicators, Key Indicators of Labor Markets (KILM), International Labor Organization (ILO)

“Equally qualified Women will be given preference”

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 MasterMasters Degree Masters degree in Economics, Statistics or other closely related fields