Jobs

Whenever WDI is accepting submissions for an opportunity, they will be listed below. Click on a position or project title to read the full description and access the appropriate form.

  • For employment opportunities, we accept a resume accompanied by a cover letter and WDI’s Application form.
  • For independent contractor project opportunities, we accept a curriculum vitae accompanied by WDI’s online application form. Note: Please review WDI Contractor Terms & Conditions (PDF) before you submit the requested documents.

Only those who submit the required forms will be considered for the related opportunity.

There may be other possibilities to engage WDI such as research fellowships, partner, client, faculty affiliate, etc. If you are interested in engaging with WDI in these or other ways please see our Collaborator Opportunities for contact information.

 

Employment Opportunity: DIRECTOR, FINANCE SECTOR

This new senior-level position will develop intellectual capital, disseminate information, and engage academics and practitioners in developing the private sector finance in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This full-time role is based in our Ann Arbor, Michigan office, and will require multiple trips internationally each year (which may be 10-25%) to LMICs.

 

Candidates must have an MBA or graduate degree in Finance (e.g., PhD) or a closely related field AND a minimum of 10+ years of relevant professional experience in financial markets. Additionally, must have demonstrated ability to effectively communicate advanced analytical and conceptual ideas and findings to different audiences, both technical and non-technical, verbally and in written English, as well as expert level of proficiency with quantitative analysis, etc. We prefer the successful candidate be fluent in a foreign language spoken in LMICs and have experience living, working in a LMIC. The successful candidate must have current work authorization for employment in the USA; proof of citizenship or immigration status will be required upon employment.

 

WDI’s Finance Sector identifies and implements ways for financial institutions to profitably lower the cost of capital available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies. We conduct independent research and work with faculty and students at the U-M’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business on projects designed to develop innovative mechanisms to lower the cost of capital. Presently the team is focused on reducing the cost of capital to SMEs, but other areas could be added if the candidate was interested in and able to develop other relevant opportunities.

 

To learn more about this role and view all candidate requirement details, etc. click on “Apply Now.”  You will be asked to upload one document (4MB max) to provide your resume or C.V. along with a brief cover letter; this will auto-fill application fields. There is no deadline to apply, but we’ll review applications in the order they are received.

 

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Employment Opportunity: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

This entry-level full-time position will contribute to WDI’s work in: (1) improving healthcare in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) by supporting a portfolio of consulting and research projects; and (2) performance measurement and improvement by supporting the design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative impact studies. Although the role is based in our Ann Arbor, Michigan office, the successful candidate may be required to travel to LMICs multiple times per year; some evening and weekend work may be required. This full-time role is an addition to our staff and will be available in Jan/Feb 2020. WDI will accept applications as long as this job posting remains on WDI’s Jobs page, but no later than close of business on January 15, 2020.

 

Candidates must have an undergrad degree in economics, science, engineering OR business related field (e.g., supply chain management), and minimum one (1) year relevant experience (e.g., collect & analyze both quantitative & qualitative data, perform desk and field research, produce project & technical deliverables related to global healthcare work, managing large data sets, and possess excellent written and verbal English communication skills, possess Expert skills in Excel, be self-motivated, detail-oriented, driven, and a valuable team player. We prefer the successful candidate be fluent in a foreign language spoken in LMICs and have experience living in a LMIC. The successful candidate must have current work authorization for employment in the USA; proof of citizenship or immigration status will be required upon employment.

 

To learn more about this role and view all candidate requirement details, etc. click on “Apply Now”.  Candidates will be asked to a resume and brief cover letter as one document (to auto-fill application fields).

 

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Employment Opportunity: RESEARCH LEAD, HEALTHCARE

This full-time, exempt position will create and develop intellectual capital, disseminate information, and engage academics and practitioners in developing the private sector within healthcare in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This role is based in our Ann Arbor, Michigan office, but will require multiple trips to LMICs each year (10-30% with 1 to 2 weeks’ notice). This role will not supervise others but may work as an individual or team member to carry out the work required to meet the client’s objectives which could include: creating or co- creating project work plans, coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, conducting primary and secondary research, developing data collection tools (both quantitative and qualitative), in-country data collection, developing Excel-based models, drafting interim and final reports, presenting final results, draft concept notes and proposals to secure project funding, etc.

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a business, science or engineering related field as well as: five (5) or more years of relevant work experience in a globally-focused health related field or 5+ years of experience living and working in a LMIC.

 

Additionally, candidates must be able to effectively communicate advanced analytical and conceptual ideas and findings to technical and non-technical audiences, verbally and in written English; the ability to speak a language common to a LMIC (e.g., French or Spanish) is a plus. Must also have a high level of proficiency with quantitative analysis. Experience designing and building Excel-based models is a plus. The successful candidate must have current work authorization for employment in the USA; proof of citizenship or immigration status will be required upon employment.

 

Please mention your career interest in this position in a brief cover letter, specifically which aspect of international healthcare you are most interested in pursuing if hired for this role. To learn more about this role and view all candidate requirement details, etc. click on “Apply Now”.

 

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