WorldVeg Socio Economist – Research Officer III Jobs in Ethiopia

WorldVeg Socio Economist – Research Officer III Jobs in Ethiopia


The position

  • The World Vegetable Centre (WorldVeg) seeks to hire a Socio Economist – Research Officer III for the Veggies 4 Planet & People Project in Ethiopia.

    General

  • The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a non-profit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan and five regional offices around the globe.

  • WorldVeg conducts research and development programs that contribute to realize the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods.

    Main Responsibilities

  • Leads a participatory appraisal of existing vegetable business networks in different parts of the country;

  • Conducts baseline, mid-term, and end line evaluation studies of the project, using both quantitative and qualitative methods;

  • Facilitation of participatory monitoring and evaluation processes of vegetable business networks using regenerative agricultural technologies, post-harvest practices, and circular agri-business practices;

  • Monitoring and evaluation of vegetable seed supply systems in liaison with private seed companies.

  • Carries out profitability studies of vegetable production and vegetable businesses;

  • In liaison with stakeholders, colleagues and partners, promotes innovations and processes that improve efficiencies in the vegetable value chains;

  • Promotes youth and gender empowerment in vegetable business networks through implementing partners;

  • Documents evidence and lessons learned into high quality documents or media for dissemination;

  • Liaises with Media Officer in Arusha and media partners to influence behavioral change of producers towards adoption of generative
    technologies and circular agri-business practices;

  • Interacts with policy makers and produces research briefs to influence policy towards a more enabling environment for vegetable business networks and sustainable agricultural practices;

  • Technical progress and other evaluation reports of grammatically correct and scientific standards;

  • Facilitates partner meetings and learning events;

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Principal Investigator.

    Minimum Requirements

    Education

  • Master’s degree in agri-business, socio-economics, or other related sciences.

  • Broad / specialized knowledge of methods, techniques and processes

    Experience

  • At least seven years’ of relevant experience in an international non-governmental organization (NGO) or company.

    Skills

  • Proven experience in participatory appraisals, qualitative and quantitative evaluation studies, baseline studies, and impact assessments

  • Proven ability to extract evidence and lessons learned from evaluation exercises and turn these into high quality documents for dissemination

  • Proven experience in profitability studies
    Affinity with youth and women empowerment approaches, and planetary health

  • Experience in policy dialogues, advocacy, and media use is an advantage

  • Experience with the commercial seed sector or research on seed systems is an advantage

  • Excellent computer skills in MS‐office applications (Word, Excel, Power point)

  • Team player with excellent communication skills in spoken and written English

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with partners and colleagues in a multi-cultural setting.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; WorldVeg Socio Economist – Research Officer III Jobs in Ethiopia


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