Centre for Public Policy Alternatives recruitment for Research Associates

The Centre for Public Policy Alternatives (CPPA) is an independent, non-partisan public policy think-tank committed to rigorous research through which public policies are examined and best practices disseminated. CPPA aims to help sub-Saharan African governments, institutions, and businesses create innovative policy solutions to development challenges.

CPPA is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Research Associate
Job Description
Are you smart enough to work with us?

  • A public policy think tank based in Lagos, Nigeria with a mission to ‘’ensure that government action fosters growth, economic well-being and freedom and individual responsibility” seeks to recruit exceptional persons as “Research Associate” with specialization in health economics, agric economics, financial economics, energy economics and policy.
  • If you like the challenge of cutting though conventional thinking and working on complex development problems then our organisation is interested in you.
  • We will in turn offer each candidate a stimulating and challenging work environment, a possibility to engage with frontier research, opportunities for world class, international training and an attractive salary package.
  • The selected candidate will ideally be expected to resume the post as soon as possible. The position will start with a three year contract with the option of renewal depending on performance.


  • The ideal candidate should possess a strong bachelors degree in one of the quantitative sciences; Mathematics, Economics, Statistics and must possess a masters degree in one of the stated areas of specialization such as; Health Economics, Energy Economics/Policy, Financial Economics, Agric Economics and Statistics from a top tier university.

The candidates should match the below profile:

  • Minimum of second class upper division
  • Ability to deliver results in different environments (especially in a developing world context)
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Broad world view
  • Ability to use statistical packages (such as SPSS) will be an added advantage.
  • Aged between 25 and 35 years
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding analytical, research and problem solving skills

How to Apply
Expression of interest in form of a cover letter accompanied by a CV should be sent electronically to:[email protected] with “Research Associates” as the subject not later than the closing date above.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  6th June, 2016.

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