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Senior Economist

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Washington, DC - United States
S: Competitive

About ICRW:
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has been the premier applied research institute focused on women and girls for the last four decades. ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity, and advocate for evidence-based practical solutions to change policies and programs. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW conducts research to inform policies and programs seeking to alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. Corporations, foundations, governments and civil society organizations partner with ICRW to discover through rigorous research how to dismantle barriers and help women and girls achieve their full potential. ICRW's focal areas include gender-based violence, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

At ICRW, we believe that research can and should be a process of social development, and we employ participatory methods when appropriate. Further, ICRW pursues intersectional research to the greatest extent possible. All research we undertake serves to advance ICRW's mission of improving the status of women and girls, promoting gender equality, and eradicating poverty.

Primary Role:
The Senior Economist will conceptualize, lead and provide technical oversight to multiple research and evaluation projects focused on gender, economic empowerment and livelihoods. The successful candidate will lead and contribute to projects across sectors and topics, including agriculture, labor markets, intrahousehold bargaining, unpaid care and trade. S/he will also contribute to and lead conceptual and business development opportunities and contribute actively to the Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods portfolio and ICRW more broadly. Travel of at least 20-25% will be required.

Masters or Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline (Political Science, Sociology, Social Demography, etc.).

Six years of post-Ph.D. or eight years of post master's degree experience conducting research and evaluation internationally, with a focus on developing countries.

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International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)


Washington, DC, United States







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17th April 2017

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12th May 2017

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