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The Global Development Network (GDN) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have partnered to create the EIB-GDN Program in Applied Development Finance to study the impact of projects in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries financed under EIB’s Impact Financing Envelope.
For the 2019-2020 Program Cycle beginning in September 2019, GDN and EIB are particularly interested in recruiting researchers or research professionals with specialization in International Finance or International Macroeconomics. The ideal candidates should be first-rate, early career researchers or research professionals at universities, think tanks, government, development institutions, economic consultancy, or in professional transition.
Ideal candidates will hold or be close to holding a PhD in Economics, Finance or Business with specialization in International Finance or Open Economy Macroeconomics. Candidates should be familiar with impact investing, development finance or impact evaluation or assessment.They should also be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge about at least a few of the following, with applicability in micro- and SME finance, infrastructure, or other developmental sectors:
- International development finance,
- Exchange rate determination,
- Credit markets,
- Risk management in financial markets,
- Currency exchanges and solutions, volatility,
- Risk and hedging instruments and derivates.
The program will provide chosen researchers with a practical opportunity to hone their impact assessment skills, by working on real-world projects in private sector development funded by one of the world’s leading financial institutions, under the mentorship of top international experts.
Successful applicants will be inducted into the program as Candidate Fellows. Following a capacity-building workshop in September 2019 at the EIB headquarters in Luxembourg, Candidate Fellows will carry out 'deep dive' studies into the results and impacts of selected projects, funded under the EIB’s Impact Financing Envelope. Upon completion of all program requirements, the Candidate Fellows will be certified as EIB-GDN Fellows in Applied Development Finance, and will become part of a knowledge network in evaluation and development finance.
Apply by August 2, 2019
Read the full call on the GDN website for more about this opportunity, including financial support, the selection process and how to apply.
For information or questions about this opportunity and the event, please contact the organizers directly.