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Call for Gender and Social Inclusion Focused Economists, Social Scientists, Sector Experts, and Researchers

 

Call for MCC Gender and Social Inclusion Focused Economists, Social Scientists, Sector Experts, and Researchers

The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is a dynamic, fast-moving company that implements prime projects for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and other donor clients. We specialize in strengthening local actors to achieve development and stability outcomes. We are committed to top-quality implementation, and, as a result, we were selected as one of five contract holders of the MCC Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) Blanket Purchase Agreement award. Kaizen is actively seeking Technical Experts with substantial, relevant experiences to support an MCC GSI Early Program Analysis opportunity.  This is a potential part-time consulting assignment with occasional trips to targeted countries.

MCC is a U.S. Government Agency that works with developing countries and provides aid that reinforces sound political, economic, and social policies that promote poverty reduction through economic growth. MCC requires early program analysis support to ensure that gender and social inclusion are integrated in project design. Services shall include, but are not limited to, providing analysis and design for compacts in development and due diligence and ongoing support including oversight for compacts in implementation. For more information on MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov.

Economic Growth Technical Expert

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree, preferably a PhD in economics.
  • Expertise in constraint to growth analysis (HRV growth diagnostics).
  • At least 10 years' expertise in inclusive growth concepts and approaches.
  • At least 5 years' experience in developing and implementing new and innovative frameworks, methodology and tools to identify and analyze barriers to inclusive growth and the impact of these barriers on the poor, women, other disadvantaged groups, and their access to productive workforce and entrepreneurship participation.
  • At least 5 years' experience leading multi-sectoral teams, and working with donors and governments.
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
  • Proficient in English, including speaking, understanding, reading, and writing.

Labor Economist

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree, preferably a PhD in economics
  • At least 10 years' experience in labor market analysis, especially design and implementation; top high-quality analytical work to examine labor markets and jobs outcomes – with a focus on improving labor market opportunities and mobility for vulnerable households and women.
  • At least 5 years' experience on analysis of distributional impact of economic growth and identification of specific labor-intensive industries/sectors with the greatest potential to generate job growth for the poor and in which the country has a latent comparative advantage.
  • At least 5 years' experience on developing and implementing new and innovative frameworks, instruments and tools to analyze identify and analyze barriers to inclusive growth and the impact of these barriers on the poor, women, other d
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
  • Proficient in English, including speaking, understanding, reading, and writing.

Social Scientist:

Minimum Qualifications:

  •  An advanced degree, preferably a PhD in social science - anthropology, sociology, political science, demography, geography or a related discipline.
  • At least 10 years' experience in social, gender and poverty analysis. These include experience in the following: legal, regulatory, institutional barriers, governance frameworks; social and gender norms and relationships; exclusion; intra-household gender dynamics; gender-based violence, and women's economic empowerment.
  • At least 5 years of experience working on social and gender analysis to contribute to understanding of specific constraints or problems of women's economic empowerment and social inclusion.
  • At least 5 years of experience working on developing and implementing new and innovative frameworks, instruments and tools to identify and analyze barriers to inclusive growth and the impact of these barriers on the poor, women and other disadvantaged groups, and their access to productive employment.
  •  At least 5 years of experience working in multi-sectoral teams, especially economists, and using economic tools.
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
  • Proficient in English, including speaking, understanding, reading, and writing.

Economist (focused on poverty):

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree, preferably a Ph. D in economics,
  • At least 10 years' expertise in poverty analysis.
  • At least 10 years of experience designing and implementing top quality analytical work on poverty, gender and equity, including diagnostics of mobility, vulnerability, multidimensional poverty, and agency and voice within the context of growth diagnostics.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in developing countries
  • Proficient in English, including speaking, understanding, reading, and writing.

Research Analyst:

Minimum Qualifications:

  •  At least a bachelors' degree in economics or social science.
  •  5 years of experience in quantitative data analysis
  • At least 5 years' experience in international development, economic analysis, etc.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in developing countries
  • Proficient in English, including speaking, understanding, reading, and writing.

Sector Specialist:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: transport, energy, WASH, agriculture, land, education, climate change, TVET, STEM, nutrition and health.
  • At least a Master's Degree in a discipline relevant to the sector
  • At least 5 years of experience designing programs in developing countries in the relevant sector.
  • Experience with pro-poor or gender-focused programming is preferred.
  • Proficient in English, including speaking, understanding, reading, and writing.

 

At The Kaizen Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. The Kaizen Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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