Research Program Coordinator 

Departmental Overview
The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) seeks a full-time Research Associate to support our Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI) and the new Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health Initiative (BERI).CEGA is the University of California’s leading network for empirical research on global development.  CEGA’s faculty affiliates use two powerful techniques—rigorous evaluation and economic analysis—to measure the impacts of large-scale social and economic development projects.

Much of the Center’s research is organized by initiatives, which seek to develop a body of policy-relevant evidence around particular subjects.  ATAI aims to improve adoption of profitable agricultural technologies among smallholder farmers in Africa and South Asia. BERI seeks to identify behavioral, economic, and social interventions that improve reproductive health outcomes for low-income women and girls in developing countries.

The Research Associate will support activities within each of these programs, including the management of research competitions, scientific convenings, donor reporting, and dissemination.

•Assisting with the competitive grant-making process for both programs, including peer review, contracting arrangements, and project monitoring.
•Supporting the management of research partnerships and outreach to policy-makers, implementing organizations, and other stakeholders.
•Organizing initiative-related conferences, including logistics (such as venue selection, catering and hotel contracts, and transportation) and communications with participants.
•Supporting research dissemination, including the drafting of project descriptions and policy briefs for the CEGA website.
•Developing communications materials for each program, such as program brochures and website content.
•Supporting the harmonization of research projects in the portfolio, including the collection, analysis, and reporting of data on the costs and outcomes of research studies.
•Monitoring relevant external research and policy initiatives.
•Providing administrative support for program budgets, sub-awards, and grantee reporting. 
Required Qualifications
•BA/BS in Economics, Development Studies, Public Health, Agriculture and Resource Economics, or other relevant social sciences plus 1-3 years of relevant experience.
•Strong technical understanding of economics and impact evaluation.
•Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of economic development, international agriculture, reproductive health, and/or evidence-based policy.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•Strong problem-solving, organizational, and administrative skills; attention to detail.
•Proven ability to multitask and responsiveness to time-sensitive deadlines.
•Ability to manage work independently and to communicate effectively with colleagues.
•Ability to exercise discretion when working with academic research.
•Ability and willingness to work effectively in cross-cultural environments.
•Competency with MS Office applications.
Preferred Qualifications
•Experience managing budgets and conducting cost analysis.
Salary & Benefits
Annual Salary: $50,000-$65,000; compensation is commensurate with experienceFor information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.In addition to a current resume, candidates should submit a one-page cover letter outlining (1) qualifications for the responsibilities listed above, (2) specific interest in working with CEGA, and (3) at least two academic and/or professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.