The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), under the Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) Blanket Purchase Agreement, released a call order to support the GESI practice group. The objective of this call order is to provide a range of gender and social inclusion due diligence support for GSI in the early analysis phase of program development. This includes consolidating and strengthening MCC’s GSI analytical approach and guidance documents for the constraints analysis (CA), and develop root cause analysis (RCA) guidance and apply both in Sierra Leone and Kiribati.
Banyan Global is recruiting for a Labor Economist to provide development economics and gender and social inclusion (GSI) technical support for this Call Order. The Labor Economist will work on a team of specialists to incorporate an understanding of economic constraints within the Call Order, participate in primary and secondary data collection, and contribute to reports. The assignments will focus on Sierra Leone and Kiribati. This position is remote with some travel required depending on COVID-19 restrictions and is contingent upon contract award.
- Contribute to a team of international and national technical, research, and sector specialists.
- Participate in secondary data collection (literature review) and primary data collection remotely or by traveling to Sierra Leone and Kiribati with a team of national and international GSI experts.
- Provide GSI technical support specifically in development economics to Banyan Global HQ and MCC GSI staff in Sierra Leone and Kiribati, on an as-needs basis.
- Support the identification of constraints to Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE).
- Incorporate an understanding of constraints and their features to provide a warrant for further development of inclusive, equity-promoting programming.
- Provide technical support to MCC GSI staff in the Root Cause Analysis of Binding Constraints, which includes both a) root cause analysis and b) development of high-level project concepts.
- Contribute to the interim/final evaluation report to MCC.
- Minimum of an advanced degree, preferably a Ph. D in economics, finance, or closely relevant field.
- At least 10 years’ experience in labor market analysis, especially design and implement top high-quality analytical work to examine labor markets and jobs outcomes – with a focus on improving labor market opportunities and mobility for vulnerable households and women.
- At least 5 years’ experience on analysis of distributional impact of economic growth and identification of specific labor-intensive industries/sectors with the greatest potential to generate job growth for the poor and in which the country has a latent comparative advantage.
- At least 5 years’ experience on developing and implementing new and innovative frameworks, instruments and tools to analyze identify and analyze barriers to inclusive growth and the impact of these barriers on the poor, women, other disadvantaged groups and their access to productive employment.
- At least 5 years’ experience working in developing countries especially in Sub- Saharan Africa and Asia.
- Proven strong leadership and team-work skills and ability to deliver results within specified and often changing timeframes.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate complex issues to a wide range of audiences.
- Previous MCC experience preferred.
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About the Organization
Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm with offices based in Washington, DC and abroad. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within six practice areas: health, finance and investment, enterprise development, gender, youth, and evaluation and learning.