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Economic Growth Researcher

The WANA Institute seeks a qualified, motivated and dynamic researcher to join the Economic Growth team. The candidate will start as soon as possible.


The researcher will author and edit publications and play a primary role in research design and execution including the implementation of key informant interviews around Jordan. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of Jordan’s economic development objectives and key foreign assistance frameworks in addition to the challenges, policies, and programmes related to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Essential Qualifications

  • Master degree in economics, political economy, business or related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a research, monitoring and evaluation or programme development role related to inclusive economic growth, value chains or market systems
  • English language native or bilingual proficiency
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Arabic
  • Excellent written communications skills, attention to detail, and ability to take the lead on stand-alone research initiatives
  • Interest in and willingness to conduct primary research, key informant interviews as well as focus groups across Jordan

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with statistical analysis using SPSS, Stata or related programmes

Please send your resume and cover letter to dorsey.lockhart@wana.jo. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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