ILRI-CIMMYT vacancy: Research Assistant – Agricultural Economics.
Vacancy Number: A/015/2011
Department: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: 2-year term with possibility of renewal
General: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is an autonomous, non profit making, international scientific organization operating under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). More specifically its mission is:
To encourage, support and undertake activities to improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of maize and wheat systems in the interest of the resource poor in developing countries.
The position: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is recruiting a Research Assistant – agricultural economics based in Addis Ababa, who will be a member of the CIMMYT team.
MAIN DUTIES (Terms of Reference)
Assists in the implementation of on-going research projects in Africa, particularly in relation to Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) and other projects.
Assists in designing and implementing field surveys and other socio-economic research activities.
Compiles, analyzes and rigorously document primary and secondary socioeconomic data sets.
Assists in developing research reports, journal articles and policy briefs.
Guides, supports and monitors the regional NARES partners in planning and execution of research activities.
Pro-actively contributes, develops your skills and takes increasing responsibilities in all of the above.
Other reasonable duties that may be assigned by your supervisor.
Education: Masters degree or a relevant first degree plus a relevant post graduate professional qualification.
Experience: At least 2 years of relevant work experience.
(i) designing and implementing surveys in rural settings (preferably household and market surveys); and
(ii) management and analysis of large socioeconomic datasets using standard statistical and econometric software (preferably SPSS and/or STATA).
Training: Agricultural economics; agricultural development; development economics; resource economics; econometrics; research methods; policy analysis.
Skills: Good econometric skills are essential; combination of good analytical, writing and field work skills; scientific rigor, initiative, ability to work independently; good English (oral & written); computer skills (MS office, SPSS, STATA)
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Grade: Level 2B.
Minimum Gross Salary: Birr 7,140
Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is (fixed term) for two years with the possibility of renewal appointment, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. CIMMYT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. CIMMYT is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.
The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, relevant documents and testimonials and the names and addresses (including telephone, fax and email) of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. The name and reference number of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the envelopes if mailed, or on the fax applications. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply
ILRI is an equal opportunity employer. Suitably qualified women and developing country citizens are particularly encouraged to apply.
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