Economist at ONE Global Campaign

ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 7 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut by 60% and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now.

Cofounded by Bono, we raise public awareness and work with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency so governments are accountable to their citizens. ONE does not raise money itself to build schools, hospitals and the like, but does its work by advocacy and campaigning so that government funds continue to flow to programs that make a difference in people’s lives. ONE works closely with African activists and policymakers as they fight corruption, promote poverty-fighting priorities, monitor the use of aid, and help build civil society and economic development. ONE’s work is strictly politically non-partisan.

In recent years, ONE’s members, together with other campaigners, have played an important role in persuading governments to support effective programs and policies that are making a measurable difference in fighting extreme poverty and disease. Partly as a result of these advocacy efforts, more than 9 million people living in Africa today have access to lifesaving AIDS medication, up from only 50,000 in 2002. Malaria has been cut by 75% in eight African countries since 2000, and 54 million more children across sub-Saharan Africa are now going to primary school compared to 1999.

ONE is not a grant-making organization and does not solicit funding from the public or receive government funding. ONE is funded almost entirely by foundations, individual philanthropists and corporations. We achieve change through advocacy – our teams in Washington, D.C., New York, London, Johannesburg, Brussels, Berlin and Paris educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives.Job ref.: ECONO01737
Location: Abuja, NGA
Job type: Full-Time
Travel: Travel up to 10%.

About The Opportunity

The Economist will lead the organisation’s analysis of macro- and micro-economic trends and provide policy guidance to inform policy and advocacy positions aimed at addressing poverty and inequality, with a focus on African countries.
The ideal candidate will bring significant experience in quantitative analysis of budgets and finance data, and knowledge of development policy in Africa.
The successful candidate is a self-starter, solution focused, a joy to work with, has big ideas for a better world and is motivated by an ambitious mission, and takes smart risks and learns from their mistakes.
This is a full time, exempt opportunity on the Global Policy team, reporting directly to the Senior Policy Director, and can be based in any of our ONE offices around the world.  

In this role, you will:

Provide world-class policy guidance, research and analysis of macro- and micro-economic trends in support of ONE’s global lobbying, advocacy, media and campaigning work.
Conduct quantitative analysis of data related to development finance and development policy, particularly domestic resource mobilization and debt.
Conduct analysis and develop policy advice on the implications of climate change on ONE’s policy agenda.
Succinctly summarize key trends and results from analysis for broad consumption, and recommend smart solutions and best practices that solve complex problems.
Prepare written documents on policy issues related to organisational priorities, including briefings, report chapters, policy analyses, blog posts, op eds, talking points, and other products for some of the most influential people in the world.
Drive progress for ONE at meetings, seminars and workshops, and develop partnerships to advance ONE’s impact and mission.
Develop new cutting-edge thinking on emerging global policy areas, and support broader team work on global health, development finance, gender, climate, education, agriculture and inclusive growth, and transparency as needed.
Build and manage coalitions to drive change on ONE’s issues.
Exercise independent judgement and potentially train or mentor less-experienced staff.
Under minimal supervision, plan, conduct and supervise assignments.
Additional duties as determined.

What We Need From You

At least a Bachelor's degree in Economics, or a related field.
Three or more years of policy and research experience desirable but not essential.
Specialised expertise and/or breadth of expertise in at least one of the following: international development finance, domestic resource mobilization, global health, education, climate, tax, or gender.
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, and Google Suite.
Working knowledge of SPSS, R, Stata, or Tableau essential.
Ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities under tight deadlines while performing in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
Related work history in poverty and infectious disease alleviation, advocacy, policy, legislation and/or demonstrable interest in the causes ONE supports.

Other Attributes:

An understanding of the complexities surrounding collaboration in a global matrix organization.
Highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated.
Collaborative mindset and strong interpersonal skills.
Remain positive in high pressure and stressful situations.
Critical thinking, communication, and relationship-building skills.
Well organized, detail oriented and analytical.
Action oriented and results focused.
Flexible and resourceful approach.
Independent problem solver.

Language Skills:

Fluency in English and another language such as French is required.

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