JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016
Global Innovation Fund
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Washington D.C., UNITED STATES
London, UNITED KINGDOM
D0 -- General
O1 -- Economic Development
O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
I3 -- Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
H4 -- Publicly Provided Goods
H0 -- General
Q1 -- Agriculture
Z1 -- Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology
R2 -- Household Analysis
C9 -- Design of Experiments
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Global Innovation Fund (
We believe that the best ideas for solving some of the world’s most critical problems can come from anyone, anywhere. Through our grants and risk capital, we support breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from social enterprises, non-profit organisations, researchers, for-profit firms, and government agencies.
GIF offers grants, loans (including convertible debt), and equity investments ranging from $50,000 to $15 million to support a range of innovations with strong potential for social impact at a large scale. We define ‘innovation’ broadly to include new business models, policy practices, technologies, behavioural insights, or ways of delivering products and services that benefit the poor in developing countries. We support innovators at different phases of development, ranging from early start-up and pilot-testing to rigorous experiments and larger scale implementation. The innovations GIF supports can be located in any developing country and may focus on any sector relevant to international development.
There are currently three openings on the public sector side to join the investment team, in either our London or Washington DC offices:
- Investment Director
- Investment Partner
- Senior Investment Partner
Please see our website ( for job descriptions and details on how to apply.
- Application Instructions Below
- Letters of Reference Link
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