People and Organizational Development IFPRI Research Officer I Jobs in Ethiopia

People and Organizational Development IFPRI Research Officer I Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 16 October 2019

The position:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks to hire a Research Officer I for its Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESAO) Division in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

General: IFPRI is one of the international agricultural research institutes organized under the CGIAR Consortium.

The mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the poorer groups in the countries.

With a vision for a world free of hunger and malnutrition, IFPRI’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions for ending hunger and reducing poverty.

Job Purpose:

The overall purpose of the job is supporting IFPRI researchers, continental and regional organizations and other partners in developing policy solutions and using them for communication and advocacy for food and nutrition security, poverty reduction and improved livelihoods for the people of eastern and southern Africa; contributing to research design and empirical analysis of primary and secondary data in IFPRI’s research areas: ensuring sustainable food production; promoting healthy food systems; improving markets and trade; transforming agriculture; building resilience; gender issues and strengthening institutions and governance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing and conducting primary and secondary data collection on rural household, institutional, and value chain studies;
  • Conducting statistical and econometric analyses;
  • Writing literature review, research reports, concept notes, and funding proposals;
  • Drafting, editing and transcribing reports, manuscripts, proposals and other documents;
  • Organizing seminars, workshops and other learning events;
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports and presentations, ensure timely and accurate dissemination of research findings to the relevant government authorities and donor agency;
  • Communicate research findings to external audiences as appropriate;
  • Any other responsibilities that will be assigned by supervisor and or/management.

    Minimum Requirements:


  • Master’s
    degree in economics, agricultural economics, or related discipline


  • Proficiency in using statistical packages like STATA, R, SPSS and SAS. In our working environment, STATA is most commonly used.
  • Excellent quantitative analytical skills
  • Thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics and data management
  • Excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English
  • A prior knowledge of GIS and Remote Sensing would be advantageous.


  • A minimum of three years working experience
  • Broad / specialized knowledge of methods, techniques and processes

    Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Job Grade: HG 13

    Monthly Base Salary: birr 35,492 (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)

    Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position, initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding.

    The ILRI remuneration package for nationally recruited staff in Ethiopia includes very competitive salary and benefits such as life and medical insurance, offshore pension plan, etc.

    The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus in Addis Ababa. Dining and sports facilities are located on site.

    Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to be included in the curriculum vitae.

    The position and reference number: RO/37/19 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

    All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal: by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above before 16 October 2019.

    To find more about IFPRI, visit our Website at

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    Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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