Position dates: flexible, with preference for start ASAP and availability at least through March 2021
Pay rate: commensurate with Harvard University student pay rates and experience
The Morocco Employment Lab, 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 student to assist with developing and translating classroom materials for Moroccan policymakers. The content introduces key skills concepts for integrating data and evidence into policymaking. 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:
- Working with a second student, translate content for 3-4 digital modules (about 90 minutes of content each) from English to French, including helping re-record video scripts in French and back-checking other translations.
- Work within a learning management system platform (Canvas) to ensure that translated content is consistent with the original learning design; this could include editing and organizing pages with a course as well as editing in-line questions, responses, and instructions.
- In close collaboration with the EPoD training team and MEL team, write 3-4 case-style exercises of 3-5 pages total each using research examples from the Moroccan context. Content development may include desk research, stakeholder interviews, data analysis, and writing.
- Fluency in English and French, with strong technical vocabulary related to statistics and economics
- Working familiarity with at least 1-2 areas of Moroccan policy (e.g., labor markets, or 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
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. In the subject line, please put “Content Development and Translation Specialist – ” followed by your first and last name (e.g “Content Development and Translation Specialist – Jane Doe”).