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Offer: RESEARCH CONSULTANTS - ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE TEAM (home-based; Application Deadline: 15-Apr-13)

Objective
Consultants are needed to support the quantitative and econometric work of the EGT. The Economic Governance Team (EGT) provides policy advisory services relating to public resource management in developing countries.
The overall objective of this consultancy is to support the work area on extractives with quality research and data analysis for the finalization of knowledge products.

The Consultant’s responsibility will be to contribute to knowledge products through literature review, data analysis and writing. The consultant is expected to carry out econometric analysis. The Consultant will support coordination of a peer review of the publications and incorporate comments from the reviewers. Finally, s/he will support coordination of their editing and desktop publishing.

The product of the consultancy will be the final version of knowledge products.

Specific Deliverables
Draft knowledge products;
Set of data and econometric models;Comments from peer reviewers incorporated;
Edited knowledge products, in coordination with copy editors;
Publications ready for dissemination.

Timeframe
The consultancy is planned for up to 60 days between 1 May 2013 and 31 July 2013.

Required Skills and Experience
1) Education:
Master degree in development, economics, social sciences, quantitative methods, political science or other closely related field – 15%
2) Experience:
Understanding of and interest in economic and political development of UN member countries – 10% Professional experience, including in conducting research – 15%
Outstanding writing, editing and fact-checking skills, attention to detail and the ability to review and provide comments on knowledge products – 15%
3) Language:
Excellent command of English; command of other UN language is an asset – 10%
Familiarity with the UN system and development agenda. – 5%

Full job description and how to apply: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=36492

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