Job Title: Research Assistant
Contact Details: Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Oxford Department of International Development
Queen Elizabeth House (QEH), University of Oxford
3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB.
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Email: jakob.dirksen@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Jakob is Research Assistant to OPHI Director Sabina Alkire and part of OPHI’s research team. He supports Dr Alkire in her research and works in research and policy projects across OPHI’s wider portfolio. At the University of Oxford, Jakob splits his time between OPHI and the Blavatnik School of Government, where he does research on inequalities. Jakob is also Lecturer and Research Associate at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. Prior to joining OPHI, Jakob has been Research Associate at Mansfield College and Programme Assistant at The Europaeum (both University of Oxford) and worked in Diplomacy at the German Foreign Office (German Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea). Jakob’s research interest lie in the theory and measurement of well-being, poverty and inequalities, sustainable development, and the capability approach.