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Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow

Feb 27 2023

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow / Research Fellow for a 2-year, renewable appointment in its Development Strategy and Governance Division.  This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya. The candidate will play a key role in conducting research, capacity building and policy communication activities to support IFPRI’s research programs in East Africa, the Middle East and North Africa and other countries. The final grade level will be determined by demonstrated experience and track record of publications.

Conduct country-specific and cross-country research related to economic development, digital agriculture, food security and poverty reduction, and related topics.

Design and supervise the implementation of household surveys.

Conduct causal impact evaluations using advanced econometric techniques.

Liaise with donors & senior government stakeholders on policies and projects.

Communicate research to a broad spectrum of stakeholders (researchers, academic, policy makers, local partners).

Contributing to the preparation of internal and external program reports and reviews.

Supervising various research support staff and provide professional mentoring to others.

PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Public Policy, or closely related social science field.

Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

Demonstrated experience in effective interactions in a multicultural setting with other researchers and with policymakers, donors, and civil society.

Excellent written and spoken English communication skills with demonstrated excellence in written and oral presentations.

Experience working in a developing country setting. 

3+ years of post-PhD experience relevant to the job and demonstrated fundraising experience.

Excellent publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

Major external recognition within peer professional network due to publications and other leaderships activities.

Demonstrated leadership skills and strong experience building and managing teams.

Experience working in Kenya and/or the Middle East.

Interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) application to research and policy communications.

Employee will sit in an upright position for a long period of time with little opportunity to move/stretch

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminal; extensive reading

Source: IFPRI | Jobs