The Charter Cities Institute is a rapidly-growing nonprofit research organization that is empowering new cities with better governance to lift tens of millions of people out of poverty. We are a cutting-edge, well-funded organization, composed of researchers, communicators, international developers, partnership experts and more, all dedicated to building the ecosystem for charter cities. We are hiring an Infrastructure Researcher to work with our growing Research Team under the Head of Research, conceiving of, researching, writing, and communicating how urban infrastructure should be optimally designed, financed, built, operated, and maintained within the context and constraints of cities in the Global South.
Our mission is to build the ecosystem for charter cities by: creating legal, regulatory, and planning frameworks; advising and convening key stakeholders including governments, new city developers, and multilateral institutions; and influencing the global agenda through research, engagement, and partnerships. We have exciting projects across the globe, with more coming online regularly.
The Charter Cities Institute is a small team, so the Infrastructure Researcher will need to be comfortable working on larger, flagship research projects as well as smaller, more ad hoc research outputs (e.g., blog posts, podcasts, policy briefs, YouTube videos, etc.). The ideal candidate should have experience in researching, conducting cost-benefit analyses, and/or helping conceive of, manage, and execute on mega-infrastructure projects. Ideally, the candidate will have a background at an infrastructure advisory firm, or within the infrastructure unit of a multilateral or development finance institution, or generally within a firm in urban development or in the EPC sector (engineering, procurement, and construction). The Infrastructure Researcher will work on both research projects as well as technical assistance and implementation with charter city projects on the ground.
The Charter Cities Institute greatly values our office culture. We recently moved into beautiful new offices in the heart of the District. We're a small team, so we frequently socialize as well, with regular (but optional) lunches, after-work outings, and weekend activities. Our staff is intellectually curious and enjoys exploring a wide variety of topics, so candidates should feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work.
ABOUT THIS POSITION
This is a full time position, based in our Washington DC office. The Charter Cities Institute offers generous benefits, including health & dental insurance, education reimbursement, unlimited vacation days, book reimbursement, a 401k plan, and more. Salary is negotiable and based on experience.
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