Fellow / Senior Fellow, Development Assistance and Governance Initiative
The Brookings Institution - Washington, DC

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Fellow/Senior Fellow
Development Assistance and Governance Initiative
Global Economy and Development Program

The Global Economy and Development Program at The Brookings Institution (Brookings) is accepting applications for a Fellow/Senior Fellow with expertise in urban and infrastructure development, international financial institutions, and agricultural and environmental policy. The Fellow/Senior Fellow will conduct research, policy analysis, writing, advising and convening on policy issues related to development effectiveness, transparency, and infrastructure at national and local levels.

The successful candidate should hold an advance degree in regional planning, development, and/or international affairs. The successful candidate should have at least 10 years of relevant experience field of development.

While the candidate’s specific research program will depend to some extent on the scholar’s interests and background, the candidate should have a deep understanding of key issues including operational issues of development assistance, governance, and infrastructure policy. Areas of research interest might include transparency in government budgeting and related accessibility of information; a development perspective on public procurement; and key issues in infrastructure finance.

The candidate must be able to competently lead issue-focused meetings, initiatives, high-level conferences, and other events with little supervision. Strong candidates should have extensive contacts among the higher levels of the government, humanitarian, advocacy, academic, media and business communities in the U.S. and abroad, and must be comfortable working with high-ranking decision makers, senior government and diplomatic officials, current and potential funders, and Brookings senior management.

Fluency in English is required, along with outstanding written and oral communication skills. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

Appointment will be at the Fellow or Senior Fellow level, depending upon the experience and qualifications of the candidate. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Starting date is negotiable; however, filling the position by early 2013, is preferred.

Applicants should submit a full resume complete with a list of publications plus a description of research interests and priorities. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. No phone calls please. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities.

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