Would you like to help DFID rise to the challenge of reducing world poverty? To increase our capacity to provide advice, technical assistance and deliver programmes around the developing world DFID wants to create a database of early career development economists that we can call upon to fill permanent and fixed term positions.
If successful you will remain on our database for 12 months, during which time vacancies may arise in our overseas offices and UK headquarters in London and East Kilbride, Scotland. As an Assistant Economist your first post is likely to be in the UK. Many of DFID’s postings are in post-conflict and conflict affected countries and, if offered a permanent position, you will be required to visit and work in such countries during your first few years of employment with DFID. Overseas postings for Assistant Economists are usually for periods of 1 or 2 years.