Economist / Energy / Green Jobs Consultants (Part-time)
POSITION TYPE: PROPOSAL / Part-time
LOCATIONS: Rwanda | Peru | Pakistan | Nigeria | Kosovo | India
DEADLINE: Friday April 9, 2021
Mathematica is bidding on a proposal to conduct case studies to understand how the clean energy transition can contribute to job creation (both direct and indirect) in access (productive use) projects; through investment in renewable technology based generation (solar, wind, hydro, geo-thermal); through investment in energy efficiency; and, through sector policy reform. To undertake this work, we are building a roster of experienced Consultants to work closely with our U.S.-based team.
If awarded, the project will take place over a period of six months. Project activities will occur intermittently; with an expectation of fewer hours in the early and final periods of the project and intensive work at the mid-point when data collection is ongoing. During this period, the Consultant/s will work closely with the U.S.-based team to (1) refine the data collection approach and semi-structured interview guides; (2) assist in scheduling interviews and maintaining the data collection schedule; (3) lead in data collection activities, including conducting the above-mentioned interviews and collecting relevant secondary data; (4) provide written and audio transcripts of interviews and high-level notes highlighting key findings from each interview; and (5) contribute to the interpretation and reporting of data collected and to the case study write-ups.
Research and/or program experience and experience communicating and interacting successfully with government officials, development finance institutions, private sector actors, and international agencies is essential.
Interested persons should submit a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Mathematica Consultant" in the subject line by Friday, April 9, 2021.
As part of the Mathematica team, the Consultant/s will:
Provide high-level technical support to the U.S.-based project team on the planning, and implementation of the project in the designated countries
Assist in scheduling, coordinating, and executing activities related to collecting data from key stakeholders; including both semi-structured interviews and compilation of relevant secondary data (both quantitative and qualitative)
Review and provide input on key deliverables including data collection instruments, case study reports, and other products, as needed
Experience conducting research and evaluation in the energy sector (including energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy)
Broad understanding of the energy sector and its intersection with job creation
Leadership experience on projects that require internal and external coordination and interactions with government officials, development finance institutions, private sector actors, and international agencies
Experience conducting interviews with high-level stakeholders; including with firms involved in job creation
Demonstrated ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy, particularly as part of a team
Proven effectiveness working independently and as a team member
Ability to travel within the country (as feasible with COVID-19 considerations)
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Oral and written fluency in English.
Oral and written fluency in Spanish and/or French and/or other languages as relevant to conduct business in each of the designated countries (India, Kosovo, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda)
Advanced degree in economics, demography, or relevant social science
The consulting rate will be commensurate with experience.
Mathematica is dedicated to improving health and well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs since 1968. Mathematica’s capabilities and reach respond to a wide range of social and public policy challenges and information needs in the United States and around the globe. Our employees are leaders in thorough and innovative program evaluation, objective policy research and interpretation, sophisticated survey design and data collection, and comprehensive performance measurement and data management. Mathematica works in a range of countries, serving government agencies, international organizations, foundations, universities, professional associations, and businesses. Our studies and analysis have yielded information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. More information on Mathematica’s international work can found at: https://www.mathematica.org/our-focusareas/international-research
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a CV and cover letter to email@example.com with "Mathematica Consultant" in the subject line.