International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Associate Research Fellow in Washington D.C., United States. The duration of this post is 2 year.
The Associate Research Fellow will provide critical research support for IFPRI’s NSSP program.
IFPRI’s mission is to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Associate Research Fellow will perform the following functions-
- Conducting high-quality research for the NSSP and on the strategic issues of agricultural production, agricultural transformation, rural development, food security and poverty reduction.
- Working closely with the NSSP Program Leader, (based in Abuja), in order to coordinate and implement IFPRI’s country strategy support program in Nigeria.
- Assisting with short-term requests for research on Nigeria from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and other national as well as international policymakers.
- Maintaining active policy communication with national policymakers and researchers through individual consultations, regular policy seminars, policy briefs etc.
- Assisting with updates on NSSP-related activities by preparing reports, presentations, research papers etc.
- Maintaining a high level of research output in both IFPRI’s publication outlets as well as peer-reviewed journals respected in the broader scholarly community.
- Supporting efforts to strengthen the capacity of national research collaborators to conduct scholarly research and communicate the results of empirical research to a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
- Coordinating with both local and Washington-based staff on specific research activities that fall within NSSP under the supervision of the Senior Research Fellow/Program Leader of IFPRI’s Nigeria Country Strategy Program.
- Any other duties of relevance to the NSSP assigned by the DSG Division Director and the NSSP Program Leader.
Applicants must have-
- PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Public Policy or closely related field.
- Demonstrated experience in research on policy issues related to agricultural production, the role of the state, civil society and markets and trade.
- Demonstrated ability to design and manage quantitative research studies, including design of field work, training of enumerators, supervision of data entry, data analysis and writing and publication of results.
- Knowledge of and experience with a range of evaluation methods and designs.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in Africa.
- Demonstrated computer and data analysis literacy (PC and Microsoft Applications and STATA).
- Excellent written and spoken in English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit IFPRI.