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Post-doc Agricultural Economist – International Center for Tropical Agriculture

The Post-doc Agricultural Economist will be responsible to contribute to multiple areas central to the Alliance Bioversity and CIAT strategic research programs and One CGIAR initiatives. In addition, this role will be part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team and is expected to contribute to research initiatives on agroecology, agriculture-nutrition linkages, environmental economics, and national policy strategies.

Key Responsibilities

· Develop and contribute to joint research projects and programs on agriculture-nutrition linkages, resource economics, and multi-functional landscapes

· Contribute to implementing an impact assessment program on agriculture-nutrition linkages

· Support the evaluation of private sector incentives and investments in agroecological transitions

· Explore innovative solutions for transforming food systems, working within multidisciplinary team

· Contribute to generating external research funds to support and maintain integrated research programs.

· Deliver high-quality research outputs to publish in high ranked and high impact factor journals

Qualifications and requirements:

· Advanced degree (PhD as required) in Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics, Resource Economics, Development Economics, or related fields

· Proven experience in quasi-experimental impact assessment, good understanding in qualitative and mixed methods, and applied information economics

· Experience communicating results of analyses in scientific publications and in lay terms for a variety of audiences and government, public and private clients

· Demonstrated knowledge of econometric software (e.g. STATA, R, etc.) and qualitative software (Nvivo, Atlas, etc.)

· Experience in conducting and managing large household surveys and socio-economics analysis

· Experience or interest in resource allocation decision economics and private sector investment analysis.

· Progressive publication record in high-quality academic journals in the discipline of agriculture-nutrition linkages, agricultural development economics, environmental economics, and sustainable agriculture

· Knowledge and experience working in agriculture, nutrition and environment projects in Africa and other regions is a plus.

· Excellent communication skills, and the ability to interact with a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team of scientists and development partners, as a strong team player

· Excellent oral and written English language skills are required.

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the qualifications, competencies, skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.

All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Office, at (t.solis@cgiar.org) and should clearly indicate “Application: Post-doc Agricultural Economist”.


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