The Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit (eMBeD) is a multidisciplinary team in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice whose core objective is to support the use of behavioral insights by World Bank staff and clients in diagnosing, designing and evaluating interventions to reduce poverty and enhance equity. Behaviorally informed policy focuses on a wide set of determinants of behavior, paying attention to context and the social and psychological factors that influence decision making. It also explores the design and implementation details in existing systems of service delivery that affect how people engage. Behavioral policy can give rise to powerful policy solutions, often at low cost.
eMBeD is looking for a Senior Behavioral Scientist to join the team with extensive operational experience applying behavioral insights in public policy, with a specific focus on health. The Senior Behavioral Scientist will:
Lead a portion of the eMBeD project portfolio, including business development, project scoping, and implementing behavioral science strategy in multiple thematic areas, but ideally with a specific focus on health and nutrition.
Carry out responsibilities for a variety of behavioral science tasks (e.g. behavioral analyses, design of behavioral science work programs, participation in behavioral science policy research, discussions with country officials and task team leaders).
Support World Bank clients in scoping, designing, implementing, and evaluating behaviorally informed interventions. This includes conducting workshops and training for government officials on behavioral science, and working to operationalize behavioral science across the World Bank.
Manage project teams and mentor junior staff in designing behaviorally informed interventions (e.g. collects/analyzes data; conduct behavioral diagnostics, and design RCTs), and employ appropriate methodologies for handling and conducting experiments such as RCTs informed by behavioral science.