ICRISAT Recruitment-Scientific/Managerial & International Vacancies-Last Date 31 August 2018

Last Date:-31 August 2018

Name of the Post:-  Scientific/Managerial & International

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Doctoral degree in development economics (or equivalent social sciences)
  • 5+ years of experiences in agricultural economic research in low and middle-income countries (preferably in Eastern and Southern Africa, West Africa, India)
  • Demonstrated research excellence as proven by first and senior author articles and prestigious economic journals, and grant record
  • Thorough knowledge of the academic literature, the ability to formulate research questions, ability to design experiments and quasi-experiments
  • Experience in household level economic modeling, and experience in large-scale digital data collection and data analysis (highly proficient in STATA/ SPSSS), and open to learn new statistical tools as required by research projects
  • Thorough knowledge of applied micro-economic theories and familiarity with the contemporary macro-economic literature as relevant for food systems
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and intercultural teams, ability and willingness to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and willingness to travel extensively across the ICRISAT focus countries

Jobs Responsibilities:-

  • Develop and implement conceptual frameworks to guide farm and food system transitions in relation to dynamic markets and humanitarian settings
  • Conduct theory-led scientific research addressing various aspects of economic behaviour, including, but not limited to: adoption patterns, impact assessment, cost-benefit analysis, economic trend analysis
  • Support crop improvement and seed system teams with better targeting their research to respond to market demand, with specific emphasis on grain legumes and dryland cereals
  • Within ongoing research programs, provide research designs, develop data collection protocols, conduct data collection and lead the statistical analysis
  • Writing winning research proposal and actively fundraise, contribute to technical reports, and lead peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Develop presentation materials and help developing economics capacity across ICRISAT’s research program, mentor research officers and data management teams in Africa and Asia

General:

This is an internationally recruited staff (IRS) position for 3 years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and continuing availability of funding. 

How to apply:-  Applicants should apply on or before 31 August 2018, with the letter of motivation, the latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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