Position dates: flexible, with preference for start ASAP and availability at least through March 2021
Pay rate: commensurate with Harvard University pay rates and experience
Notes: This position is open to both students and non-students. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in French and/or Arabic, but this is not a firm requirement.
The Morocco Employment Lab (MEL), a joint collaboration between Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is seeking a part-time position to help assist with developing and translating classroom materials for Moroccan policymakers. The content introduces key skills concepts for integrating data and evidence into policymaking with a focus on labor markets. It is delivered through self-paced online courses and live sessions.
Topics to be covered are outlined below:
- Aggregating Evidence
- Commissioning Evidence
- Cost-Benefit Analyses
- Descriptive Evidence
- Impact Evaluations
- Systematic Approaches to Policy Decisions
- Using Data Systems
The position will be responsible for the following, in close collaboration with the EPoD training team and MEL team:
- Suggest and develop ideas for case-style exercises based on both existing and ongoing research on labor market policies in the Moroccan context.
- Conduct desk research, stakeholder interviews, and/or data analysis to inform case exercises.
- Write 5-7 case exercises of 3-5 pages total each using these research examples.
- With support from learning designers, ensure case exercises map to core teaching concepts.
- As applicable, review course content in French for language accuracy and consistency.
Working familiarity with at least 1-2 areas of Moroccan policy, preferably labor markets (open to others, such as education)
- Graduate-level coursework in statistics, economics, and public policy issues
- Experience drafting case exercises, slide decks, worksheets, and other classrooms, preferably for adult learners
- Strong communication skills and willingness to identify and interview case protagonists
- Strong organizational skills and ability to self-direct
- Experience conducting economics research (especially in the MENA region)
- Experience completing literature reviews and data analysis
- Strong technical vocabulary related to statistics and economics
- Proficiency in French and/or Arabic strongly preferred, but not required
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please put “Morocco Employment Lab Content Specialist – ” followed by your first and last name (e.g “Morocco Employment Lab Content Specialist – Jane Doe”).