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Reference: 75910

Date Added: 10 September 2020
Closing Date: 5 October 2020

Job Title: Economist

Working For: Pro Bono Economics

Location: London

Salary: £37,000-£42,000 plus 7% pension contributions

Job Details

We are looking for an Economist to join the Pro Bono Economics (PBE) team. This is an exciting opportunity for an economist to apply their knowledge and expertise to a range of interesting projects in the charity sector.

Main duties and tasks:

  • Scope projects with charities to help them measure and understand their economic impact
  • Give guidance to volunteer project teams on economic issues
  • Provide review, challenge and quality assurance to volunteer project teams
  • Extract the learning from single projects to develop PBE’s methodology and provide fresh insight on the charity sector
  • Deliver insightful economic analysis to support charities and PBE’s Research and Policy team
  • Support our Development and External Affairs functions with their technical communication needs

About you

We are looking for exceptional candidates with at least three years’ experience working as a professional economist in the public, private or academic sectors. This role would suit a candidate with a passion for using evidence to drive better decisions and how this can contribute to improvements across wider society. You should have practical experience of using economic techniques such as Cost Benefit Analysis to analyse real world situations and communicating conclusions effectively to a wide range of audiences.

Ideal characteristics include:

  • Experience of scoping and guiding economic projects, with a strong track record of delivery and achievement
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and methods of economic appraisal and evaluation, with hands on experience in their practical application
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey economic analysis effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and problem-solving skills
  • An eye for detail and a strong dedication to quality
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage priorities, deadlines and projects that may involve multiple contributors
  • Ability to work collaboratively in small teams
  • A commitment to PBE’s focus on using economics to drive wellbeing improvements in the UK

Desirable characteristics include:

  • Some experience analysing large datasets such as the Labour Force Survey, Wealth and Assets Survey or Understanding Society

Closing Date: 5 October 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews to be held in October 2020

Application Details

To apply: Please go to https://app.beapplied.com/apply/wnodqw6nvy

Website: http://www.probonoeconomics.com

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