March 30, 2006

UN Millennium Project Seeks Research Analyst

Posted in internships and jobs at 10:57 am by cuenv-main

The UN Millennium Project (headed by J-Sachs) is looking for a full-time research analyst:

Responsibilities
Work closely with the Deputy Director and Policy Advisors at the UN Millennium Project. The Research Analyst will assist governments and UN country teams in preparing MDG-based national development strategies. In particular, this includes:

  • Adapting needs assessment tools for MDG based planning to country specific contexts.
  • Analyzing country planning documents and needs assessments.
  • Refining and building new tools for MDG-based planning, as necessary.

In addition, the Research Analyst will work closely with the Deputy Director and Policy Advisors to:

  • Support strategies for implementation of selected Quick Impact Initiatives.
  • Undertake original research as required and draft research papers.
  • Review core Project documents for external dissemination.
  • Support Millennium Project outreach activities, and
  • Perform other research and administrative tasks as needed.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of undergraduate degree, preferably in mathematics, economics, engineering or natural sciences with exceptional academic record. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Comfort working with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Demonstrated capacity to perform outstanding research.
  • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written, in English. Strong writing skills
    required.
  • Broad understanding of the analytical and policy issues of international development.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a multi-cultural team environment.
  • Flexibility in responding to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

The position will be based at UNDP Headquarters in New York with duration until December 2006 and possibility of renewal. Candidates should send a cover note, CV, and writing sample by email to the attention of Mr. Gonzalo Pizarro, c/o Ms. Rose Estevez-Vidal. Please include the words “Application for Research Analyst” in the subject line of the message.

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