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Behavioural Insights Team


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join BIT Canada to Harness Behavioral Science for Social Good in a Diverse and Collaborative Team


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Canada-based. Remote-friendly.

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In-person- Toronto Canada

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Expires at anytime

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is at the forefront of applying behavioral science to tackle pressing societal challenges. As a global consultancy with a social purpose, BIT operates with over 250 professionals across various international locations. The Canadian arm of BIT, a warm and intellectually stimulating group in Toronto and Montreal, is integral to our mission of partnering with governments and organizations to drive positive change across domains like health, consumer rights, and environmental sustainability.

  • Conduct thorough evidence reviews and create summaries.
  • Develop innovative interventions to address complex issues.
  • Engage in capacity-building to strengthen teams and organizations.
  • Design robust research methodologies for impactful studies.
  • Contribute to written works and present insights effectively.
  • Expertise in behavioural sciences, public policy, and research methods.
  • Ability to discern effective policies and services.
  • Strong communication skills adaptable to various audiences.
  • Exceptional time management and task prioritization.
  • Team collaboration skills to produce quality outputs.
  • Must have Canadian work authorization.

As part of BIT, you'll gain invaluable insights into the practical application of behavioral science, refine your project management skills, and join a supportive global network that values diversity and work-life balance. This role is ideal for those who wish to start their student placement or professional endeavor in 60 days, contributing to a full-time or part-time capacity.

Application Process:

  • Submit your CV and a cover letter.
  • Answer the following questions: Why are you interested in a role with BIT? What are your strongest skills for this role? When are you available to start and for how many hours per week?
  • We encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups in Behavioral Science to apply.

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is a global leader in using behavioural science to improve lives. We are a social purpose consulting firm with over 250 employees and offices around the world. The Canadian team is 7 kind, curious and hardworking individuals located in Toronto and Montreal. We work closely with a larger team in the US and with teams globally. Our expert team partners with governments, nonprofits, and private sector organizations. We work across a wide range of areas—from health to consumer protection to sustainability.

The role entails working on a wide range of problems using a variety of methods. You will be involved in evidence reviews and summaries, intervention development, capacity-building, research design, and writing and speaking tasks.

Job requirements include the ability to explain and apply key concepts from the behavioural sciences, public policy, and research methods, identify what makes some policies and services effective vs. ineffective, communicate to different audiences, manage your time and tasks to produce high-quality work, and work within a team.

Benefits include deeper knowledge of what the practical application of behavioural insights looks like in the real world, opportunities to hone your project skills, access to a global network of amazing colleagues, and a culture that values work/life balance.

Canadian work authorization is required. Role starts in: 60 days. Applicants who identify with groups that are traditionally underrepresented in Behavioural Science are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send in your CV and cover letter with the following questions answered: Why are you interested in a role with BIT? What are some of the strongest skills you will bring to the role? When would you like your student placement/role to start and end, and for how many hours/week?


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