DIME is hiring Research Assistants (RAs) and Field Coordinators (FCs) as part of its bi-annual hiring drive. These roles provide recent master's level graduates and working professionals opportunities to improve public policy on the basis of better data and research. At DIME, RAs and FCs have the chance to gain project-specific experience with training opportunities on survey and data-related topics. DIME's diverse portfolio offers candidates the opportunity to contribute to projects across all development sectors, including agriculture, public sector governance, climate change (energy, environment and water), financial & private sector, human development, entertainment education, transport, trade, gender, and fragility, conflict and violence. Complete terms of reference for the positions are available here.
To complete your application, go to this application form. You will be asked to upload your CV (in PDF format), a brief statement of purpose, and sample files that best indicate your level of experience in Stata, R, Python, and/or ODK. You will also be asked to answer 6 multiple-choice questions about the statistical software that you are familiar with. Filling the application takes around 20 minutes. We recommend keeping your files ready for upload before you start filling the form.
To see the open positions and the details, please click on the Participating Projects tab. There are 16 open positions. You can filter positions by their description and required skills. You can then navigate to the application form linked above, and indicate the positions for which you would like to be considered. Please note that you need to submit a single application even if you are interested in more than one position.
Eligible candidates must hold at least a master's level degree in economics, public policy or a related field. Additional IE experience is preferred, but not required.
Candidates will be short-listed based on their technical skills and experience in relevant areas. Short-listed candidates will be asked to complete a statistical software test, after which successful candidates will be invited for interviews with hiring teams.
The objective of the World Bank's Development Impact Evaluation group (DIME) is to increase the use of data analytics and impact evaluation research in the design and implementation of public policy, to increase the effectiveness of development investments, strengthen country institutions for evidence-based policy making, and generate knowledge in strategic development areas.