This is an exciting moment in CEPR’s almost 40-year history, as we have recently opened a Paris office, supported by a consortium of French public and private sector institutions, and are in the process of expanding our activities in France and therefore, the team.
We are currently recruiting for two roles, click on the job title for further information.

Events Officer PEDL Research Officer

Events Officer

Full time, permanent position
€33K to €35K per annum, depending on experience
Reports to Head of Events

Location: Paris | Primary working language: English

As part of CEPR's growth, we are seeking an Events Officer to work on a range of events.

Key Objectives
Reporting to the Head of Events (HofE), you will be responsible for the organisation and implementation of a range of events and will assist in the development and implementation of improved operational systems within the team and the Centre as a whole, as well as provide administrative support as required. CEPR’s conferences, workshops and dissemination meetings, taking place online, in hybrid format and physically, involve participants from widely dispersed institutions, who rely on the Centre’s efficient co-ordination and central administration to ensure the success of the meetings. At any one time, you will have to manage a considerable number of meetings at different stages of development, and you will therefore be a skilled multi-tasker.

Key Tasks
  ●  Providing administrative support for a number of specific conferences and workshops, under the guidance and supervision of the HofE. You will have direct contact with academic and local organisers and will be responsible for:
    ○  the preparation and circulation of invitations, programmes, conference materials and papers;
    ○  assisting with marketing events on various social media channels;
    ○  arranging and hosting livestreaming and online video conferencing facilities;
    ○  collating registrations;
    ○  creating local information documents and online event guidelines;
    ○  inputting information into our databases;
    ○  collating travel details and rooming lists;
    ○  and setting up/updating meeting websites.
  ●  Identifying suitable physical venues, hybrid facilities, accommodation, and catering facilities, and negotiating contracts with suppliers.
  ●  Checking/coding expense claim forms; dealing with/generating invoices and keeping track of standalone event budgets as well as budgets that are part of larger projects run by CEPR’s projects team.
  ●  Researching, compiling, and maintaining a local mailing list for dissemination meetings and launch events in Paris.
  ●  Keeping the events website pages up to date.
  ●  Carry out ad hoc duties as specified by the HofE to achieve the objectives of the Events Team, and of the Centre as a whole.

Person Specification
The successful candidate will be tactful, diplomatic and be able to coordinate events across a widely dispersed group of researchers whilst in parallel handling administrative tasks of varied complexity.
In addition, he/she will:
  ●  Be a university graduate, or have a BTS in communications or administration, or have extensive experience of physical and online events management, including managing budgets.
  ●  Have demonstrable organisational skills appropriate for a highly multi-tasked environment, with excellent time management skills and an aptitude for the coordination of activities with geographically dispersed and remote teams.
  ●  Have excellent interpersonal communication and teamwork skills.
  ●  Be meticulous and able to operate at high levels of accuracy.
  ●  Have experience using online event platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and/or other systems.
  ●  Have excellent written English skills and experience with drafting documents.
  ●  Have a high degree of familiarity with MS Office productivity software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  ●  Proficiency in French (written and spoken) preferred. Other European language(s) a plus.
  ●  Right to work in the EU and ability to undertake restriction free travel (including to the UK) is essential.

To Apply
Applications should be made by submission of a cover letter and CV in English to [email protected], quoting "EO22-WEB”.
The deadline is 5pm on Friday 22 July 2022 however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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PEDL Research Officer

Full time, permanent position
£32K to £35K/€37K to €40K per annum, depending on experience
Reports to PEDL Scientific Coordinator and Head of Projects

Location: London or Paris

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is looking to recruit a dynamic, dedicated individual with an interest in cutting-edge, policy-relevant research in development economics for a full-time Research Officer position within its Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) programme.

Key Objectives
PEDL is a joint research initiative of CEPR and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and is led by Professor Chris Woodruff (University of Oxford and CEPR). It offers competitive research grants for projects related to the behaviour of firms and the structure of markets in developing countries, with the aim of better understanding what drives private sector growth in these countries. In 2020 the scope of PEDL was expanded to include both work on the role of investment finance in private sector development, and on climate change and private sector development. More information can be found at

Key Tasks
  ●  Pre-award evaluation of research projects: screening each submission for scientific merit and policy relevance, which entails a careful analysis and grading of each proposal, before being passed to the PEDL Scientific Coordinator for further evaluation.
  ●  Assessing scientific progress and reviewing outputs and results of active research projects from an academic standpoint - involves assessing ~10 progress reports per month.
  ●  Disseminating the results from awarded projects by editing researchers' policy briefs, writing project summaries, and managing website content.
  ●  Drafting PEDL Policy Insights, an 8-10 page summary of a longer and more comprehensive literature review on novel or understudied topics in development economics, so that the underlying research can be shared with a wider policy audience.
  ●  Writing executive summaries for PEDL Policy Insight and PEDL Synthesis pieces.
  ●  Producing reports for FCDO outlining the initiative's progress and achievements against its original timeline and objectives and identifying key policy-relevant projects to highlight.
  ●  Sending FCDO PEDL's best publications monthly for internal circulation.
  ●  Supporting overall programme management by helping to organise conferences, assisting the Scientific Coordinator of the PEDL initiative by evaluating research grant proposals for policy relevance and scientific merit, smoothing the grant application progress and tracking the progress of PEDL.
  ●  Liaising between researchers, the PEDL Scientific Coordinator and the CEPR Grants Coordination team.

Person Specification
  ●  Postgraduate degree in economics, public policy or a related discipline with a significant focus on econometric techniques and experimental design.
  ●  High critical abilities for identifying scientific value in research projects and a solid understanding of the issues related to rigorous identification in economic research.
  ●  Strong writing skills, with the ability to translate research results into non-specialist terms.
  ●  Excellent organisational and project management skills and ability to prioritise among competing tasks.
  ●  Ability to take initiative and work autonomously.
  ●  Strong interest in development and growth economics, firms and markets.
  ●  Right to work in the UK and/or EU, with ability to undertake restriction-free travel
  ●  Research experience (e.g. Research Assistance experience).
  ●  Experience managing websites and social media.
  ●  Experience working in developing countries.

To Apply
Applications should be made by submission of a CV and short cover letter outlining their skills and motivation and CV to [email protected], quoting "PRO22-WEB". Candidates should also mention their availability and preferred start date in the cover letter.
The deadline is Thursday 8 July 2022, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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