BDS Center for Development Research Senior Consultant_ Agricultural Economist Jobs in Ethiopia

BDS Center for Development Research Senior Consultant_ Agricultural Economist Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 197477

Category: Research and Development Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Attractive and Negotiable

Job Description

BDS Center for Development Research (BDS CDR), is one of the leading consulting firms in the country in areas of development research and multi-disciplinary consultancy services.

BDS-CDR is currently striving to keep the public informed with its research findings believing that these works will help expedite the development efforts of our nation.

BDS-CDR believes that our current strong state is the outcome of long years of professionalism and commitment of our staffs, past and present. We have a pool of competent professionals and also work in partnership with scholars across the country and abroad.

Summary of Key functions

  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to the agricultural team
  • Lead and coordinate agricultural related consultancy services
  • Coordinate and lead project team members
  • Access and prepare literature review
  • Review feasibility studies and progress reports on agricultural and rural development projects and make proposals for actions
  • In collaboration with the research fellows, develop innovative approaches and new techniques as may be necessary to achieve the objective of the research;
  • Forge strong partnership with various people and key institutions working on agriculture and related sectors
  • Understanding Client Orientation and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, to ensure the clients receive the best possible service and advise from the company
  • Examine data to determine patterns and trends in agricultural activity and use the predictions obtained from the research to inform, influence, and improve the business decisions of our clients
  • Provide technical input and maintain an outstanding scholarly publication record and provide relevant policy advice with particular emphasis on the agriculture and rural development sector
  • Provide working papers
  • Work with other staffs to access and identify technical assistance needs with regards to technical skills, supervision supported for new and ongoing projects
  • Follow the effective implementation of projects with the highest quality and agreed time line
  • Adopt organizational core values, policies and procedures are clearly understood and adhered to in the daily functioning
  • Participate in documentation and dissemination of lessons learned etc.

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

  • PhD/Msc in Agricultural Economics

  • +10 years of Research and proposal development experience across various Agro-economics area, practically in consultancy services.

  • Excellent publication and in peer-reviewed journals.

    Technical and Other Skills

  • Demonstrated intellectual leadership and ability to integrate sector specific knowledge with broader operational strategy and research objectives
  • Research Temperament /Intellectual Curiosity
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English language
  • Good networking skills and judgment
  • Abilities of working in tight environment to make things happen within the deadline
  • Create, Apply and Share Knowledge
  • Demonstrated successes in creating collaborative relationships with various governmental and non-governmental organizations etc.

    How to Apply

    Candidates who are interested and fulfill the requirements shall submit their Only application/motivation letter along with their updated CV via email at by clearly marking the position title on the subject line.


    In person to the following address.

    BDS-Center for Development Research

    CMC, around 200 meter from St. Michael Church towards Megenagna Road

    In the building where Oromia Cooperative Bank and Lion International Bank is located, 8th floor

    Tel: 0116 47 95 17/0116 479778

    Closing date of application: Open Vacancy/No deadline

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Please do not send your applications if you have already applied for this post previously.

  • Only candidates who are invited for exam and interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

    Qualified female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

    BDS Center for Development Research Senior Consultant_ Agricultural Economist Jobs in Ethiopia

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