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Research Officer (ICTD)

Salary:  £26,464 to £39,528 per annum
Post Type: Full Time: 35 hours per week
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (24 months)
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Saturday 25 April 2020
Reference:  07-2020-R

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organisation for equitable and sustainable change, based in Brighton.

The International Centre for Tax & Development (ICTD) at IDS is a global policy research network, devoted to improving the quality of tax policy and administration in developing countries, with a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa. We are currently seeking to recruit a Research Officer to contribute to existing and future research projects, particularly in Rwanda and Ethiopia, and work along with ICTD’s Research Director to manage and support ICTD’s engagement with revenue authorities in Africa, particularly in Rwanda. 

Applicants will have a good knowledge and understanding of current issues and debates in international development and taxation, excellent knowledge of STATA, and a post graduate degree in economics or an econometrics related field.  Experience of undertaking research in a low-income country, using quantitative research methods and the analysis of large datasets is essential.

The Research Officer will support advisory work with the Rwanda Revenue Authority in the context of an existing Memorandum of Understanding and of the ongoing collaboration between RRA and ICTD on research and capacity building.

Please note that we are willing to consider both part-time and full-time candidates for this role (ie 20-35 hours per week). 


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