The UNICEF Visiting Research Fellowship for African Researchers (Fully-funded to Florence, Italy) 2018 is currently ongoing.
The Transfer Project is a multi-country research initiative on the impacts of cash transfer programs in sub-Saharan Africa (www.cpc.unc.edu\projects\transfer). Extensive data are collected to capture the effects of these transfer programs on a wide range of outcomes such as consumption and food security, household demographics,
health, education, productive activities, and adolescent safe transitions to adulthood.
The visiting fellow will work with Transfer Project researchers on a joint research project using data from impact evaluations from one or more of the following countries: Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ghana, and Lesotho.
The researcher will work on one research paper together with Transfer Project researchers and, where appropriate, the country evaluation team. The researcher will spend 2-3 weeks in residence with a senior Transfer Project researcher (at UNICEF in Florence, FAO in Rome, or at a university in the United States) to identify the paper topic, timeline and work plan, and to build the analysis datasets.
- Application Deadline: 24th July 2018
- Eligible Countries: African countries
- Type: Research, Fellowship
- Award Provider: UNICEF
- Duration of Programme: 2-3 weeks
- To be taken at (country): Florence Italy, FAO in Rome Italy, or a university in the United States.
UNICEF Visiting Research Fellowship Eligibility:
- UNICEF seeks a junior researcher, either an advanced PhD student at the dissertation stage or an early career academic (PhD earned within last 5 years) in economics, agricultural economics, demography, public health or public policy.
- The candidate must have strong microeconomic and quantitative analysis skills, be conversant in modern impact evaluation techniques, be fluent in STATA and able to communicate in the English language.
- While the substantive field is open, we seek applicants whose interests lie in topics covered by the evaluation data that we have available—survey instruments can be found at the Transfer Project website under country pages.
Please send a writing sample, CV and detailed cover letter indicating how you qualify for the Fellowship, your experience in quantitative analysis of household survey data, and your likely area of interest informed
by a review of Transfer Project topics and questionnaires, to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Transfer Project Africa Fellowship’ in the subject line and with cc to
email@example.com. For more information please contact Dr. Tia Palermo (firstname.lastname@example.org)).
For more information about the UNICEF Visiting Research Fellowship for African Researchers, visit the program Webpage for details.