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Job opportunities such as internships and academic positions will be posted on the website. If you are interested in working in a particular EfD centre, please contact the country's centre administration directly. N.B. Please check visa requirements as this may prevent you from being employed.


    IDB-Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness - Impact Evaluation

    Background: The Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness Office (SPD) reports to the Office of the President and the Executive Vice-President and is charged with providing technical guidance to the Executive team in order to develop a culture of results within the Bank and to help the Bank innovate its core business, the effectiveness and efficiency of its products


      Visiting Assistant Professors opening at CECFEE- India

      The Center for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment (CECFEE) in the Economics and Planning Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India is looking to hire two Visiting Assistant Professors. The applicants must have a PhD in Economics or a related discipline.


        EfD Project Manager, Institutional Development

        Duties: We are looking for an independent, experienced and enterprising project manager who will focus on institutional development, with the aim of enabling local research at our EfD centers and its application for policy interaction and academic capacity building in developing countries. The role also includes developing a platform for collaboration with EfD's partners.


          Gund PhD Research Assistantships

          Funded PhD opportunities with real-world impact. The Gund Institute for Environment is seeking outstanding PhD applicants interested in conducting interdisciplinary research on major global environmental challenges.


            ICIPE Vacancy Announcement: Gender Specialist

            The African Insect Science for Food and Health (ICIPE) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic quantitatively oriented Social Scientist with a strong interest in gender, to join our international team of highly qualified and motivated scientists to contribute to our goal of increasing the food security and health of all Africans. The position is tenable in Nairobi at the icipe Duduville campus.


              Chief Research Officer- The Environmental Economics Policy Research Unit (EPRU) South Africa

              The Environmental Economics Policy Research Unit (EPRU) is a collaborative association of academic researchers specialising in environmental and natural resource issues. Members of EPRU include six senior researchers and fourteen junior researchers (mostly PhD students) based in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. The unit is the South African centre of an international network, the Environment for Development initiative (EfD) and receives its core funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) as well as research funding from a variety of sources. It was established in 2007 to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in Southern Africa through policy relevant research. EPRU strives to become a centre of excellence in environmental and resource economics in Southern Africa from which decision-makers will seek well-researched advice.  More information about EPRU can be found on their website:


                Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2 years): Social and Economic Assessment of Extreme Weather and Climate Events, University of Cape Town

                The AXA Research Chair Programme in African Climate Risk at the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town aims to (i) quantify the relative contribution of climate change and landscape management impacts of weather and seasonal climate extremes and (ii) estimate the social and economic benefit of different adaptation options to reduce the impacts these ext


                  PhD position at Wageningen University

                  We offer a PhD position at Wageningen University, the Netherlands (including scholarship) in the interdisciplinary project ‘Helping Poor Farmers Grow Money: Sustainable Cocoa Productivity and Socio-Economic Impacts of International Investments in Sierra Leone’. The position is part of an interdisciplinary NWO-WOTRO funded programme, which aims for science-based, sustainable expansion and intensification of cocoa production by smallholder farmers in West Africa. The programme focusses on investment programmes by international organisations (businesses and NGOs) in the cash crop farming sector. Programme partners are Wageningen University, Njala University, Theobroma BV and AMS Ltd, two companies operating in the cocoa sector in Sierra Leone.


                    Postdoctoral Scholar in environmental and resource economics

                    Postdoctoral Scholar in environmental and resource economics with a focus on empirical energy economics. Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 300 employees and more than 30 000 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!


                      EfD Project administrator

                      The Department of Economics, Environmental Economics Unit requires an experienced and self-motivated Project Administrator.  Duties The Project Administrator’s main tasks include: Managing agreements including principal grant agreements with donors and subcontracts with third parties Reviewing agreement text, budgets and appendices


                        Three PhD Research projects ‘Linking African Smallholders to Dynamic Markets’

                        The Development Economics Group at Wageningen University, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT, Mexico) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI, USA) are searching for three PhD researchers for three complementary PhD projects on innovations that help African smallholders to establish linkages to input and output markets.


                          Opening for Visiting Assistant Professor at ISI, Delhi

                          The Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment (CECFEE) in the Economics and Planning Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India is looking to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor.


                            Project assistant- EfD Initiative

                            We now announces a temporary position as a project assistant in EfD at the Department of Economics beginning 2017-02-01 until 2018-01-31 with possibility of extension for another year. The position is based at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. Closing date for applications is 2017-01-09.


                              Openings for Postdoctoral Researchers in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment- Resources for the Future

                              Resources for the Future (RFF) currently has openings for 1-2 postdoctoral researchers in its Postdoctoral Program in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment. The program is designed to provide unique opportunities for postdoctoral fellows to contribute to projects underway, pursue new lines of inquiry, and participate with RFF fellows and senior fellows in engaging fully with policymakers in Washington, DC. RFF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution focused on independent economic and quantitative policy analysis ( RFF is committed to scholarly excellence and policy application and offers an outstanding environment for academic publication and high-level communication of research to policy audiences.


                                Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with Tenure level- Duke University

                                Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy ( seeks applicants for a tenure-line appointment at rank appropriate to seniority.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach and conduct research relevant to energy policy, and help develop the University’s Energy Initiative (    


                                  Lead Economist- The Nature Conservancy

                                  The world faces pressing global challenges, from climate change to increasing food, energy and water demands. The Nature Conservancy believes we can meet these challenges and make progress towards a future that balances the needs of people and nature through major changes in decisions about natural resource management, economic development investments, and market systems.


                                    Duke Kunshan University: 5 Faculty Positions in Environment

                                    Duke Kunshan University seeks applicants for a cluster hire effort for the newly established Environment Program. Duke Kunshan will grow a core faculty with expertise in environmental economics, policy, and science as part of its interdisciplinary research and education initiative.