This position is not tied to a specific location in Brazil, please see at the bottom of this page for location requirements, apologies for any resulting confusion. Please submit all application materials in English.
PAD is a fast-growing global non-profit start-up that uses tech, data science and behavioral economics to provide targeted information to farmers in developing countries. Providing the right information to the right people, in the right way and at the right time, increases incomes, protects the environment and improves well-being. We are evidence-based: we test our interventions with randomized control trials to prove our impact and cost effectiveness, to simultaneously learn from and improve our service, and also to demonstrate our value to funders and partners. There are few programs in international development that are as demonstrably cost-effective as ours. We currently work in eight countries in Africa and Asia, and we are expanding as more governments and organizations look for innovative ways to use new technologies to get information to people across the developing world.
We are looking for a driven, creative and independent person to join a high-performing, flexible team as a Research and Operations Associate to support PAD’s new operations in Brazil - our first program in Latin America. You will work in a non-hierarchical team and have opportunities to work closely with the Country Launch Manager, and Country Director and substantially contribute to PAD’s programs that test new ideas, measure their impacts, and scale them up.
We strongly encourage applications from women and Brazilian nationals.
The Research and Operations Associate will support research, operations, and the scaling of activities in Brazil by overseeing implementation of operations on the ground, including: project management, data collection, monitoring and analysis of service usage, user database management, external relations, human resources & administrative tasks. The Research Associate will report to the Brazil Country Launch Manager and will work closely with the Country Director, and Global Directors. The position will be located in either Brasilia, Brazil or a state capital in the Northeast Region such as Salvador (Bahia State), or Fortaleza (Ceara State), and will temporarily be a work-from-home position due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. When it is safe to do so, this position will be based from PAD’s office in Brazil and will require frequent travel to field locations in Brazil. PAD is a start-up organization and will require flexibility from all staff with regards to roles and responsibilities.
The Brazil Research and Operations Associate will be responsible for the following main tasks:
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Desired Qualifications and Experience: Our preferred candidates are likely to have some, but not all, of the following qualifications:
To apply, please visit the PAD website and use the online application form. The job position will be reviewed on a rolling basis and open until the position is filled.