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Eligibility, Location and Scope of Work

The Fellowship is open only to nationals of ACP countries. Once inducted into the program, Candidate Fellows will be assigned projects from EIB's investment portfolio in these countries. There will ideally be a match between the investment geographies and the residencies of the researchers, which may be a factor in selection of the researchers. While EIB will make every effort to match location with project assignment, Candidate Fellows may be required to travel to countries outside of their home countries.

Candidate Fellows will be assigned projects either on an individual or joint basis. Given the wide range of EIB's projects in the ACP region, the Candidate Fellows can expect to work on some of the most interesting and challenging areas in private sector development. Project in the ongoing 2017-2018 cycle include, among others, mobile payment services, energy guarantee initiatives, microfinance, and solar technologies.

The full list of countries can be found at this link.

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2018-2019 program cycle.The Fellowship comes with a stipend of €15,000 plus a research grant of up to €10,000. Benefits for Fellows include:

  1. Firsthand experience in the rapidly developing fields of Impact Investing and Development Finance;
  2. The opportunity to apply academic knowledge and training to real world private sector development projects;
  3. Deepening of subject matter expertise in evaluation methodologies, with mentoring from some of the world’s leading evaluation experts;
  4. Working with two leading international institutions;
  5. Professional certification;
  6. Inclusion in a knowledge network which can work locally in ACP countries for national and regional development; and
  7. Part-time commitment with excellent financial support.

We are looking for exceptional early career researchers or researcher professionals from ACP countries, preferably currently employed in teaching or conducting research in universities, think tanks, government agencies or the private sector. Applications can be submitted on the GDN Careers page. Detailed information, including an extensive set of FAQs, is available online at GDN's website.

The call has been published on The Economist Online, the AEA-JOE and Jeune Afrique; a copy is attached herewith. I would greatly appreciate your help in circulating it in your professional network, and would be particularly pleased to receive from you personal recommendations about potential candidates. Your time permitting, I would be happy to discuss this further with you by phone or skype.

Interested candidates can mail me their queries directly at: Anindya Chaudhuri - Senior Economist, achaudhuri(at)gdn.int,  with copies marked to abhayg(at)gdn.int  and EIB.2016(at)gdn.int.

Anindya Chaudhuri
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