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Agricultural Economist Jobs at International Potato Center

The International Potato Center, known by its Spanish acronym CIP, was founded in 1971 as a root and tuber research-for-development institution delivering sustainable solutions to the pressing world problems of hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources.

Agricultural Economist

The Position:

The  Agricultural Economist (Ph.D. Level) will be based in Nairobi-Kenya and will report to the Scientist, Agricultural Economist, and co-report to the Leader of Biotechnology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and set ex-ante economic analyses for biotech potato varieties in 4 Asian and Sub-Saharan countries.
  • Conducts stakeholder and market analyses with a particular focus on implications on potato exports markets
  • Organizes expert elicitation workshops in 4 Asian and Sub-Saharan countries for primary data collection and data verification.
  • Collects secondary data for ex-ante foresight modeling from national statistics databases, and reports, and reviewing existing peer-reviewed literature, including grey literature.
  • Contributes to project reporting and preparation of scientific manuscripts to be published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experiences with ex-post impact assessments and field experiences is a plus.
  • Build internal and external contacts to develop relationships for future collaborations.
  • Keep team members informed of the latest scientific advances in their fields of development.
  • Develop new projects proposals and applications for external research funding by building on existing strengths and experience.

Requirements

  • PhD  degree in Economics, Agricultural economics, environmental economics, or related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience required in ex-ante economic modeling in a developing country context (recent PhD graduates with strong ex-ante economic modeling skills are encouraged to apply as well).
  • Demonstrated ability to collect primary and secondary data.
  • Ability to organize and facilitate workshops is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel to Asian and Sub-Saharan countries.
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines and in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and deliver quality products.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Closing: 14 July 2022

How to apply

Interested and qualified? Go to International Potato Center on cgiar.zohorecruit.com to apply

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