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Center for International Knowledge on Development, China
2017 Recruitment

2017-08-07

1. About Us

In September 2015, President Xi Jinping announced at the UN Development Summit that “China will establish a center for international knowledge on development to research and communicate with other countries on development theories and practices suitable to their respective national conditions.” The Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD) is an independent non-profit institution directly affiliated with the Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC). It seeks to promote global sustainable development through advancing and sharing country-specific development knowledge. Its missions include: to pool Chinese and international resources to advance development studies; to undertake research on country-specific development practices and theories; to promote research and knowledge-sharing on international development issues, including the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

CIKD adopts the framework of matrix management and divides employees into groups according to functions and projects. The management is mainly based on projects. CIKD has 7 divisions, namely Division of Operations, Division of Planning and Evaluation, Division of Coordination and Partnership, Division of Development Experience and Division of Global Development, Division of Training and Communications and Division of Consulting Services. Currently, CIKD has established collaborative projects with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, DFID (UK), UNICEF, UNIDO, the World Bank, ADB, EBRD, etc.

Embracing the core values of scientific integrity, multiple perspectives, and mutual learning, CIKD makes efforts to produce a batch of remarkable knowledge products which not only have global vision and international levels, but also integrate Chinese development theories and practices; to provide a series of high-quality consulting reports serving for China’s development strategy and global common development; to create a team of versatile talents who are proficient in China’s development experience and good at communication and exchange.

2. Recruitment Plan

Based on the principles of openness, equality and fairness, CIKD is going to recruit 10 outstanding talents in 2017 who could devote to the production and sharing of development knowledge. Please refer to Annex I for detailed information of opening positions and corresponding qualifications.

3. Benefits & Promotion

Salaries:

The average salary is above the average level of domestic high-end think tanks; Salary scales refer to the professional ranking of international organizations; Personal salary is linked to professional ranking decided by position responsibility, professional qualification and professional competency and work performance. Details can be discussed face to face.

Welfare:

According to national regulations, CIKD pays for all employees to participate in old-age insurance, medical insurance, employment injury insurance, unemployment insurance, maternity insurance, housing provident fund and occupational pension schemes.

Promotion:

CIDK has a variety of parallel channels for promotion, including professional ranking, administrative post, technical title, project management role, etc.; Employees can shift between different promotion channels after passing assessments.

4. Application Process

Complete the application form in Annex II;

Rename the document as “Job Code + Final University Degree Major + Full name”; Send the application document to cikd@drc.gov.cn.

Contact: Ms Dandan DONG

Annex I: Job Vacancies

Job Code: 2017P01

Position: Researcher in the Division of Planning and Evaluation

Vacancy: 1

Responsibilities:

1.Draw up the methods and work procedures to investigate the demand of knowledge products and evaluate their impacts;

2.Independently conduct or participate in investigating the demand of knowledge products and developing potential collaborative partners;

3.Independently conduct or participate in monitoring CIKD’s research achievements and activities and evaluating their impacts;

4.Draw up the centre’s development strategic plans and annual business plans;

5.Able to participate in a variety of projects, including investigation and evaluation projects;

6.Undertake other tasks assigned by the leaders of the centre.

Qualifications:

1.Education: doctoral degree from domestic or international university in sociology, management or relevant fields.

2.Experience: adequate research experience and achievements in the fields of sociological investigation, development experience research and policy evaluation.

3.Knowledge and Skills:

Strong written skills in Chinese and English, able to independently produce research and work reports in both languages;

obtained or will obtain a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, TOFEL score of 100, TEM-8 or equivalence within half year of work;

Grasp the methodologies and work procedures of policy evaluation and social investigation and assessment;

4.Professionalism:

High standards of behavious: pro-social, with purpose, and dedicated;

Very strong capabilities of coordinating and communicating;

Hardworking, willing to work in developing countries (areas) for field work.

Job Code: 2017C01

Position: Foreign Affairs Manager in the Division of Coordination and Partnership

Vacancy: 1

Responsibilities:

1.Draw up the centre’s plans of foreign affairs, responsible for the management of foreign affairs, including the management and service of business trips, reviewing, seeking for approval and managing Chinese visa applications for foreign guests, etc;

2.Assist the division director in arranging international business visits, receptions, meetings, etc for the leaders of the centre.

3.Able to participate in research, exchange and training programs and the management of international collaborative projects;

4.Undertake other tasks assigned by the leaders of the centre.

Qualifications:

1.Education: Bachelor’s degree or above from domestic or international prestigious university in English, International Relations, Management, Sociology or relevant fields.

2.Experience: Applicants with the working experience of foreign affairs management are desirable.

3.Knowledge and Skills:

Strong written skills in Chinese and English;

Proficient in 1 foreign language, prefer English, obtained a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, TOFEL score of 100, TEM-8 or equivalence;

Applicants who grasp multiple languages are desirable.

4.Professionalism:

High standards of behavious: pro-social, with purpose, and dedicated;

Strong capabilities of organizing and coordinating;

Meticulous and honest.

Job Code: 2017D01

Position: Researcher on Economic Development in the Division of Development Research

Vacancies: 2

Responsibilities:

1.Participate in establishing the method system to research development practices and theories in the economic field;

2.Participate in creating the database of case studies on development practices;

3.Participate in research projects on economic development theories suitable to different national conditions;

4.Able to participate in the projects of exchange, training and consulting service on economic development;

5.Undertake other tasks assigned by the leaders in the centre.

Qualifications:

1.Education: doctoral degree from domestic or international university in economics or related fields;

2.Experience: participated in or conducted research projects on macroeconomics, industrial policy, the infrastructure of industrial parks or related fields; obtained adequate professional research achievements.

3.Knowledge and Skills:

Strong written skills in Chinese and English;

Proficient in 1 foreign language, prefer English, obtained a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, TOFEL score of 100, TEM-8 or equivalence;

Familiar with the theories and methods of comparative studies and case studies.

4.Professionalism

High standards of behavious: pro-social, with purpose, and dedicated;

Very strong capabilities of organizing and coordinating;

Hardworking, willing to work in developing countries (areas) for field work.

Job Code: 2017D01

Position: Researcher on Social Development and Governance in the Division of Development Research

Vacancies: 2

Responsibilities:

1.Participate in establishing the method system to research development practices and theories on social development and governance;

2.Participate in creating the database of case studies on the practices of social development and governance;

3.Participate in researching theories on social development and governance suitable to different national conditions;

4.Able to participate in the projects of training and consulting service on social construction;

5.Undertake other tasks assigned by the leaders in the centre.

Qualifications:

1.Education: doctoral degree from domestic or international university in public management, public policy, sociology, politics or relevant fields. Extremely outstanding applicants with master’s degrees will also be considered.

2.Experience: participated in or conduct research projects in public management, public policy, sociology or relevant fields; obtained adequate professional research achievements.

3.Knowledge and Skills:

Strong written skills in Chinese and English;

Proficient in 1 foreign language, prefer English, obtained or will obtain a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, TOFEL score of 100, TEM-8 or equivalence within half year of work;

Familiar with the theories and methods of social policy, social governance research and international comparative studies.

4.Professionalism:

High standards of behavious: pro-social, with purpose, and dedicated;

Very strong capabilities of organizing and coordinating;

Hardworking, willing to work in developing countries (areas) for field work.

Job Code: 2017G01

Position: Manager in the Division of Global Development Research / Silk Road Think Tank Network (SiLKS)

Vacancy: 1

Responsibilities:

1.Assist the secretary-general in managing the daily operation of SiLKS, provide support for the steering committee, the advisory committee and the working team for “Five Co-operation”;

2.Able to participate in research, exchange and training projects on global development;

3.Undertake other tasks assigned by the leaders in the centre.

Qualifications:

1.Education: Master’s degree or above from domestic or international university in public management, sociology, economics or relevant fields.

2.Experience: a minimum 3-year experience of international research and collaborative project management, was responsible for the design and management of international collaborative projects.

3.Knowledge and Skills:

Strong written skills in Chinese and English;

Proficient in 1 foreign language, prefer English, obtained or will obtain a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, TOFEL score of 100, TEM-8 or equivalence within half year of work;

Familiar with the whole process of project management, capable to independently manage international collaborative projects;

Applicants who grasp multiple languages are desirable.

4. Professionalism:

High standards of behavious: pro-social, with purpose, and dedicated;

Very strong capabilities of organizing and coordinating;

Strong stress tolerance, adapt to frequent business trips.

Job Code: 2017T01

Position: Information Manager in the Division of Training and Communications

Vacancy: 1

Responsibilities:

1.Responsible for the update and maintenance of eSiLKS website;

2.Participate in establishing and managing the databases of trainers and learners;

3.Responsible for the informatization construction of the institute, daily operation and management of the website, WeChat official account, etc.;

4.Participate in distributing knowledge products, analysing and monitoring public opinion, etc.;

5.Undertake other tasks assigned by the leaders in the centre.

Qualifications:

1.Education: Master’s degree or above from domestic or international university in computer science, information management, statistics or relevant fields.

2.Experience: applicants with minimum 1-year working experience of operation management of new media are desirable.

3.Knowledge and Skills:

Strong command of English, obtained or will obtain a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, TOFEL score of 100, TEM-8 or equivalence within half year of work;

Proficient in the skills and methods of maintaining internet operation, able to put forward constructive plans and advice for informatization construction of the institute.

Ability to analyse and monitor website information, extract valid data and texts.

4.Professionalism:

High standards of behavious: pro-social, with purpose, and dedicated; 

Strong capabilities of organizing and coordinating;

Meticulous and honest.

Job Code: 2017S01

Position: Researcher on International Consulting in the Division of Consulting Services

Vacancy: 1

Responsibilities:

1.Participate in researching and developing effective approaches and methods for international consulting services;

2.Participate in consulting research projects on the social and economic development of relevant countries;

3.Participate in editing and revising policy consulting reports produced by relevant divisions;

4.Undertake other tasks assigned by the leaders in the centre.

Qualifications:

1.Education: doctoral degree from domestic or international university in management, economics, sociology or relevant fields.

2.Experience: applicants who have high-level professional research achievements in relevant fields or experience of writing reports on international consulting or domestic policy research are desirable.

3.Knowledge and Skills:

Very strong written skills in Chinese and English;

Strong command of English, obtained or will obtain a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, TOFEL score of 100, TEM-8 or equivalence within half year of work;

4.Professionalism:

High standards of behavious: pro-social, with purpose, and dedicated;

Strong capabilities of organizing and coordinating;

Hardworking, willing to work in developing countries (areas) for field work.