Research Associate at International Potato Center

International Potato Center

Full Time
Nairobi
Posted 5 months ago

 Research Associate

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Experience: 6 years

Location: Nairobi

Job Field: Agriculture / Agro-Allied, Project Management, Research

About the role:

The Research Associate will collaborate closely with the Agricultural Economist in the GBPP project and the Scientist, Agricultural Economist in Seed Equal Initiative to ensure the smooth and efficient realization of the projects and support planned impact assessment activities.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Support the Agricultural Economist in the GBPP project in:
    • Conducting stakeholder and market analyses
    • Organizing expert elicitation workshops
    • Organizing validation workshops and following up with potato experts
    • Collecting secondary data for ex-ante foresight modeling.
  2. Support the Scientist, Agricultural Economist in Seed Equal Initiative in:
    • Collecting primary/secondary data
    • Reviewing existing peer-reviewed literature
    • Conducting econometric analyses
    • Writing research drafts, policy briefs, and communications.

What are we looking for?

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or a related area with at least 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Advanced statistical research analysis skills.
  • Advanced level of MS Office proficiency.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple work activities effectively.
  • Experience in scientific papers production and publishing.
  • Experience in GAMS will be an added advantage.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should go to the International Potato Center website to apply.

Job Features

Job CategoryAgriculture / Agro-Allied, Project Management, Research

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