KAPSARC seeks a passionate, experienced Program Director to lead and contribute empirical research and policy analysis on oil, gas and coal markets and the impact of energy sector investment in economic development and industrialization. The latter includes refining, petrochemicals and other downstream elements of the value chain. This work will focus on understanding the short- and long-term outlooks for fuel and feed stock markets, what drives change, and how these industries contribute to overall economic development in both producer and consumer nations.
The successful candidate will provide ongoing thought leadership, guidance and supervision to ensure research projects result in high quality and actionable policy options. KAPSARC’s research involves a mix of analytical and policy-oriented research conducted in a dynamic, multicultural environment by a team of highly qualified and experienced economists. The programs are organized by skill set and area of study (a functional organization), while the research portfolio is organized through the lens of research questions and initiatives. The ability to effectively manage a team in a matrix is essential to ensure that project teams consisting of colleagues from several programs can effectively execute the organization’s projects and studies.
The Program Director is a member of the Research Leadership Team and contributes to setting a tone of collegiality, intellectual risk-taking, teamwork and institutional collaboration. He or she is as accountable to colleagues in the Research Leadership Team as to the Vice-President of Research, in line with our aim to delegate authority down through the organization to the greatest possible extent.