International Food Policy Research Institute - Research Associate Jobs in Kenya

International Food Policy Research Institute - Research Associate Jobs in Kenya

  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Associate III on behalf of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

  • S/he will provide research assistance for a range of projects aiming to build resilience through sustainable and inclusive interventions in the seed system, including crop insurance, with an emphasis on intervention monitoring, impact evaluation, gender analysis and behavioural experiments.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Interact with collaborators and project partners.

  • Help develop and coordinate technical workshops

  • Assist in preparation of discussion papers and donor reports

  • Develop data documentation manuals or other learning materials, as needed

  • Assist in handling household survey data (including survey design, sampling & questionnaire)

  • Assist with field implementation of survey activities (training survey enumerators, etc.)

  • Assist with development of research instruments and analytical tools

  • Conduct data analysis,
    statistical analysis, econometric analysis

  • Conduct literature reviews and synthesis

  • Assist in preparing large datasets for public access

  • Reply to internal/external data requests

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agribusiness, or a closely related field.

  • Five years’ experience in relevant work.

  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating data field surveys in Kenya.

  • Skilled in programming in STATA, R and SPSS, for cleaning, anonymizing and managing databases.

  • Demonstrated experience in effective interaction and coordination with collaborators and project partners.

  • Demonstrated strong writing skills and analytical mind.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth statistical analysis and report the results.

  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili

  • Familiarity with popular software packages & Internet based systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to program surveys in ODK, CSPro and/or QGIS software.

    Job Level

  • This position is at job level HG 12 and it is only open to Kenyan nationals.

  • ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical, education and other insurances.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Food Policy Research Institute - Research Associate Jobs in Kenya

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