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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The International Potato Center, known by its Spanish acronym CIP, was founded in 1971 as a root and tuber research-for-development institution delivering sustainable solutions to the pressing world problems of hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources. CIP is truly a global center, with headquarters in Lima, Peru and offices in 20 developing...
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    Agricultural Economist

    The Position:

    The  Agricultural Economist (Ph.D. Level) will be based in Nairobi-Kenya and will report to the Scientist, Agricultural Economist, and co-report to the Leader of Biotechnology.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Plan and set ex-ante economic analyses for biotech potato varieties in 4 Asian and Sub-Saharan countries.
    • Conducts stakeholder and market analyses with a particular focus on implications on potato exports markets
    • Organizes expert elicitation workshops in 4 Asian and Sub-Saharan countries for primary data collection and data verification.
    • Collects secondary data for ex-ante foresight modeling from national statistics databases, and reports, and reviewing existing peer-reviewed literature, including grey literature.
    • Contributes to project reporting and preparation of scientific manuscripts to be published in peer-reviewed journals
    • Experiences with ex-post impact assessments and field experiences is a plus.
    • Build internal and external contacts to develop relationships for future collaborations.
    • Keep team members informed of the latest scientific advances in their fields of development.
    • Develop new projects proposals and applications for external research funding by building on existing strengths and experience.


    • PhD  degree in Economics, Agricultural economics, environmental economics, or related field.
    • At least 2 years of experience required in ex-ante economic modeling in a developing country context (recent PhD graduates with strong ex-ante economic modeling skills are encouraged to apply as well).
    • Demonstrated ability to collect primary and secondary data.
    • Ability to organize and facilitate workshops is a plus.
    • Willingness to travel to Asian and Sub-Saharan countries.
    • Ability to work with strict deadlines and in multi-disciplinary teams.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and deliver quality products.
    • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.
    • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

    Closing: 14 July 2022

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