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- Senior Fellow, Development Assistance and Governance Initiative, DC, USA

Senior Fellow, Development Assistance and Governance Initiative

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Location: USA –
Washington, DC

Description –

Global Economy and Development
Job Function 
Job ID 
Commensurate with experience


The Global Economy and Development program at The Brookings Institution (Brookings) is accepting applications for a Senior FellowDevelopment Assistance and Governance Initiative position.


The successful candidate will be a scholar of international stature with expertise in international economics and development, with particular attention to economic growth, sustainability, and poverty reduction.  The candidate must have extensive experience working on development and governance issues.  While the candidate’s specific research program will depend to some extent on the scholar’s interests and background, key research areas should include financing models for development.


Ph.D is required, with a minimum of two years of post-doctoral research or policy-related experience, a proven record of leadership and engagement in the global policy debates on development and poverty reduction, and of publishing in professional or academic journals, edited volumes, and/or policy-oriented publications.  The candidate is expected to work on policy-relevant papers and/or books, competently lead issue-focused meetings, high-level conferences and other events, and interact with other Brookings scholars, current and potential funders, the wider policy community, and the media.

Application procedure:

Applicants should submit a cover letter along with a full resume complete with a list of publications, in addition to 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 at Brookings.  No phone calls or employment agencies please.

Additional Information: 

Appointment will be at the Senior Fellow level. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.  

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. 

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings. 

Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

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Posted on 15 September 2017
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