ILRI Research Officer – Micro-economics Jobs in Kenya

ILRI Research Officer – Micro-economics Jobs in Kenya


  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Officer – Micro-economist on behalf of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to support senior research staff on issues related to economic policy and food system transformation, nutrition and social protection.

  • ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR Research Centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

  • IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development. www.ifpri.org

    Responsibilities

  • The Research Officer will join IFPRI’s Kenya country program office and will be part of IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division to support the collection and analysis of surveys and other research activities related to IFPRI’s and the ONE CGIAR’s work in Kenya and other countries.

  • More specifically the Research Officer will;

  • Support the collection of household and agricultural data (e.g. program survey tools, recruit and assist in the training of data collection staff, organize survey logistics, monitor quality
    of incoming data in real-time)

  • Prepare data for analysis

  • Analyze data in Stata and/or R using econometric methods

  • Conduct literature reviews and syntheses

  • Assist in drafting reports and research papers

  • Assist in capacity building

  • Coordinate projects and support outreach activities

  • Other duties as assigned

    Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, or closely related fields.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in academia, the private sector, a development-oriented research organization or comparable institution in the area of impact evaluation.

  • Knowledge of microeconomic theory and quantitative econometric methods.

  • Excellent knowledge of STATA.

  • Willingness and openness to learn.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently meet deadlines and manage time well.

  • Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work.

  • Ability to work independently and with initiative.

  • Willingness to travel.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Research Officer – Micro-economics Jobs in Kenya


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