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Reference: 73869

Date Added: 24 December 2019
Closing Date: 21 January 2020

Job Title: Senior Advisor

Working For: The Behavioural Insights Team

Location: London

Salary: £44,413 - £60,088 per annum, plus benefits

Job Details

Roles and Responsibilities

BIT is looking for an exceptional candidate to join as a Senior Advisor focusing on International Development. In this role you will be expected to lead projects in low and middle-income countries and to manage relationships with government officials and partners. The successful applicant will have a good knowledge of behavioural science and/or development economics, and an understanding of mixed research methods.

Examples of projects you could be involved in are:

  • Designing and evaluating interventions to prevent sexual harassment on buses in Bangladesh;
  • Building the capacity of government officials in the Ministry of Education of Guatemala to conduct qualitative work in schools and run RCTs; and
  • Exploring the barriers to tax compliance in Tanzania and working with academics and government officials to design appropriate behavioural interventions.

Key skills

  • All candidates must also be able to demonstrate:
  • An understanding of the behavioural science or development economics literature and how it can be applied to help solve complex real life policy problems;
  • Strong project management experience including working remotely;
  • An understanding of quantitative and mixed research and evaluation methods;
  • A keen sense of personal impact, particularly a sensitivity to local customs and a courteous, diplomatic yet (when needed) assertive manner when dealing with partners;
  • A clear focus on collaborative working, including with partners from outside of your organisation; and
  • Strong written and verbal communication (for example ability to write short, to-the-point policy papers for Ministers or senior officials);


  • Finally, it would be desirable if you have:
  • Experience working on the development or delivery of policy or services in government, academia, industry, or for a consulting firm;
  • Experience presenting to large audiences and facilitating behavioural insights workshops with policy professionals;
  • Experience running quantitative impact evaluations, preferably randomised control trials;
  • Experience in responding to competitive tenders and securing new work packages;
  • A Masters or PhD in a relevant subject area (including, but not limited to behavioural economics, psychology, design thinking, evaluation methods);
  • Foreign language skills (Spanish, French, Arabic are of particular interest).

Closing Date: 21 January 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held late January/early February. 

Application Details

Please apply via our portal - https://app.beapplied.com/apply/28yokts3zu 

Website: https://www.bi.team/

Additional Notes