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About the organisation

The Effective Institutions Project is a global working group that seeks out and incubates high-impact strategies to improve institutional decision-making around the world. We analyze how and in what ways institutions’ decisions influence people’s lives, study how key institutions currently make decisions, identify interventions that might cause those institutions to take actions that will lead to better global outcomes, and mobilize funding and talent to execute on the most promising interventions. Alongside this, we are building an interdisciplinary network of reformers to share insights, coordinate efforts, and steadily increase the odds of success over time.

Over the past year, our team has published research on the world’s most important institutions, built an expansive network of experts and advisors on high-profile institutions and relevant issue areas, formed relationships with dozens of funders and talent partners interested in our work, and established a regranting fund to support outstanding institutional improvement efforts around the world.

The fellow role

We are hiring full-time or part-time early career fellows to support our research, strategy, and field-building work in the spring (January to May) and summer (May to September) of 2023. The precise dates are negotiable.

Exact duties will be assigned from week to week based on current needs and candidate interests and skills. You are likely to be involved in the following work:

  • Supporting the second iteration of our institutional landscape analysis
  • Monitoring and tracking important developments across key institutions and institutional research
  • Conducting outreach to and participating in conversations with high-level experts
  • Improving EIP’s knowledge management and organizational learning systems
  • Coordinating volunteers researching the decision-making environments at top institutions and literature related to improving institutions
  • Supporting and improving EIP’s knowledge management and organizational learning systems
  • Organizing events, discussion groups, and other activities to build our community

We are looking for

Characteristics we are looking for in all candidates:

  • A demonstrated ability and willingness to take initiative and work independently
  • Strong writing skills (in English) and ability to communicate clearly in a professional setting
  • Conscientiousness and attention to detail
  • Strong evidence of research skills (can be academic or not) and critical thinking ability
  • A positive attitude and enthusiasm for our mission

We will likely give preference to candidates who have one or more of the following:

  • Experience/interest in forecasting, journalism, and/or social media intelligence
  • Experience/interest in operations and/or community-building
  • Some background knowledge about our key institutions and/or effective altruism

We offer/application process

The baseline compensation for fellows is $15/hr; candidates with outstanding performance on work tests during the application process may be offered higher rates up to $30/hr. (We expect to have one short unpaid test for candidates who pass an initial screening and one longer paid exercise for finalist candidates.) We strongly prefer candidates who can work at least 20 hours/week. Candidates may work remotely, and wherever possible we try not to let nationality/citizenship be a barrier to collaborating with us.

Apply for the job

To be considered, please submit an application no later than December 4, 11:59 ET.





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