Teaching at the Right Level Africa (TaRL Africa) Postdoctoral Fellow Programme 2020: Teaching at the Right Level Africa (TaRL Africa) Calls for Applications from Eligible Candidates for its 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow Programme. Deadline: 22nd March, 2020, See Eligibility, Requirements, Responsibilities, Application Guidelines and Procedures.
Teaching at the Right Level Africa (TaRL Africa) seeks a postdoctoral research fellow to join the TaRL Africa Central team.
Learning has always been at the core of the TaRL approach. As the
approach moves to scale in Africa, continued adaptation to the local
contexts and testing marginal innovations for efficiency and
cost-effectiveness will be critical to TaRL’s long-term success. This
new position will report to the Learning Director and work closely with
TaRL Africa central team and country team staff.
fellow will work to start new studies on the TaRL approach, focusing on
those which can inform the program’s ability to cost-effectively reach
the most children. The fellow can choose to be based at MIT or at the
Paris School of Economics (PSE). The fellow will be supervised by
Abhijit Banerjee (who will be based at PSE next year) and Tavneet Suri
(based at MIT).
The fellow will work closely with the TaRL Africa
Learning Director, TaRL Africa Research Manager, and TaRL Africa central
team and country team staff.
The fellow will join this team at an
exciting time. The base of the approach, the scale, and the research
agenda has been built. S/he can leverage this base to flexibly start
many studies which will inform how TaRL continues to scale across the
- Applicant should have a PhD in economics, public policy, or a related field;
- Demonstrated interest in education policy;
- Strong STATA or R programming skills;
- Demonstrated experience in starting new, policy-relevant research projects;
- At least one working paper, with published journal articles an added advantage;
- Excellent communication skills in English including writing, conversing and presenting.
- Experience researching primary education interventions in Africa
- Experience working in Africa, preferably in one of the countries scaling TaRL
- French language ability
- African nationality
- 50% time devoted to TaRL Africa:
and implement new studies related to TaRL Africa, following the
priorities delineated in the TaRL Africa learning agenda. In particular,
the team is interested in new studies focused on teacher mentoring and
- Work with the TaRL Africa Learning Director, Research
Manager and Research Associates to support qualitative and monitoring
studies in each of the direct support countries
- Participate in
discussions about the TaRL Africa research lessons and learning goals
for the future, including participating in TaRL meetings, webinars and
conferences as appropriate
- Approximately 50% time devoted to postdoc’s individual research, preferably focused on a related field
How to Apply.
Applicants are required to submit:
- A letter of motivation clearly addressing your qualifications
- A CV including details of any conference presentations, working papers and/or publications
- The names and contact details of 2 academic references
22nd March, 2020.