CEGA’s Infectious Disease in East Africa: A Behavioral and Economic Research Collaborative in  Implementation Research (IDEA-BERC) invites proposals for grants of $20,000-75,000 USD each (including up to 8% in indirect costs)to support impact evaluations that use methods from implementation science to evaluate health incentives, information, pricing, or service delivery applied across a range of infectious diseases. Please see details on eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria, and timelines in the Request for Proposals (RFP).


WGAPE is pleased to announce a Small Grant Program for junior African researchers to explore a question of interest in African political economy. Successful applicants will receive between $6,000 and $9,000 USD in support, and will be matched with a senior researcher from the WGAPE organizers or executive committee, who will provide feedback and general guidance on the project. The lead investigator of each funded project will present their research design during the 2023 WGAPE Annual Meeting, held in June or July 2023.

Funding can be used to support the investigators’ time, research assistance, survey or other data collection costs, data purchase or storage, travel, and other reasonable research expenses. Indirect Costs are not permissible for these grants.

We invite submissions that reflect WGAPE’s broad research agenda on the political economy of African development, including ethnic politics, civil conflict and violence, decentralization and democratization, corruption, local governance, public economics, and other related topics. Successful proposals will include a quantitative, empirical component. Research that is purely theoretical or qualitative will not be funded under this RFP; however, mixed-methods research designs will be accepted.

The deadline for submission is 11:59 pm U.S. Pacific Time on Friday, October 15.

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is hiring a Communications Intern (10-15 hours/week) to promote the work of CEGA and our faculty network and better translate research into action. The paid internship will start in October 2022 and end in January 2023, with the option to renew for the spring 2023 semester.

About CEGA

CEGA is a hub for research on global development, headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley. CEGA’s large, interdisciplinary network—including a growing number of scholars from low and middle-income countries (LMICs)—identifies and tests innovations designed to reduce poverty and inequality and promote development. CEGA researchers use rigorous evaluations, tools from data science, and new measurement technologies to assess the impacts of large-scale social and economic development programs. Through careful matchmaking, competitive grant-making, and integrated research dissemination and policy engagement activities, CEGA ensures that the scientific evidence we produce improves the lives of people living in poverty.

CEGA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion—please read our values statement here.

Position Overview

The intern will work with staff, students, and faculty across the center to develop multimedia content, disseminate research through social media, monitor press coverage, support website operations, and lead special projects. The ideal candidate will understand the fundamentals of good storytelling and brand identity and possess some experience developing and executing communications products. They should have poise and experience communicating with a variety of actors on a variety of platforms. They will report to the CEGA Communications and Events Associate.

Responsibilities

Research Dissemination

  • Write timely and exciting blog posts with inputs from researchers and program teams. Solicit, identify, compile, and edit materials from staff to produce high quality outputs on short timelines.
  • Coordinate the production of the center’s bi-monthly opportunities digest.
  • Manage CEGA’s Working Paper Series by posting new content from staff and faculty affiliates.

Design

  • Make complex research accessible by designing data visualizations, graphics, and layouts for social media, reports, and other communications outputs.
  • Support the production of CEGA reports and print collateral for our programs and events.

Social Media

  • Create and share a variety of content through CEGA’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn accounts, and other outlets. Identify key opportunities for CEGA to respond to breaking news or hot topics. Analyze, report, and respond to social media activity and trends.
  • Track web and social media analytics and report metrics to better understand our user groups.

Media Relations

  • Track media mentions and publications of CEGA and our affiliate researchers and use this content to keep CEGA’s website, social media, and other communications outputs current, clear, and engaging.
  • Work with the Director of Communications to develop internal media lists and a system for tracking engagement.

Essential Qualifications

  • Relevant communications experience and a demonstrated interest in research and/or policy-making. Advanced writing skills with precise, clear, and vibrant language.
  • Exposure to development economics and social science research.
  • Proven ability to anticipate, plan, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Capacity to handle multiple projects at once and effectively manage time. Ability to manage a time-sensitive workflow while maintaining accuracy with details.
  • Familiarity with relevant tools and platforms, including InDesign, Photoshop, iMovie, WordPress, Buffer, and/or similar programs.
  • Design skills and experience producing a variety of designed products (e.g. reports, flyers, emails, social media graphics, etc.).
  • Fluency with a variety of social media platforms and strong understanding of platform best practices.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and discretion, deploying sound judgment when selecting photos and sharing news and information publicly.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, hard worker.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience using Google Analytics to analyze metrics and generate insights.
  • Experience creating data visualizations and using business intelligence platforms like AirTable, Tableau, and ArcGIS.
  • Fluency with AP, MLA, or Chicago style

How to Apply

To apply, submit your most recently updated resume and a cover letter as a single PDF below. Please also include a writing sample (eg: blog, abstract, Twitter thread) and/or a graphic design sample in the PDF.

Your cover letter should explain why your experience and background make you the ideal candidate for this position, and should be no more than one page.

The first review will be on October 10, 2022, after which applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. This is a fully remote position, with the option to work from our offices in Berkeley, CA.

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