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  • Posted: Aug 12, 2022
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  • Strathmore University is a Chartered University located in Nairobi, Kenya. It was the first multiracial and multi religious educational institution in English speaking Eastern Africa and more recently the first institute of higher learning to be ISO certified in East and Central Africa in 2004. Our mission is to provide all-round quality education in an atmo...
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    Postdoctoral Fellow - Agri-Food Innovation Hub (AFI)

    JOB PURPOSE

    The primary duty as a postdoctoral fellow is to perform research and to support some teaching activities. The research is to be conducted with academic staff, postgraduate students, and industry partners. It is also expected that the research is published in high-quality journals.

    JOB DURATION

    The duration of the postdoctoral research position is 12 months with the possibility of renewal for a second year depending on performance and availability of funds.

    MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide support in the preparation of research proposals and implementation of research projects in market system development.
    • Supervise the collection of various forms of data pertaining to the research projects carried out by the AFI hub.
    • Participate in the elaboration of research themes and objectives through team meetings, internal and external committees, in-house research, seminars, and workshops.
    • Keep up to date with and contributes to research and current developments in the disciplines/areas covered by the Hub and in the regions where the research work is held at the regional or international level.
    • Identify opportunities that will contribute to meeting the objectives of the research in terms of relevance, quality, policy impact, capacity building, and in terms of visibility of the program and the program partners.
    • Participate in strategic networking with other research institutions, donors, lenders, and policymakers.
    • Provide expertise in data analysis and preparation of research reports, articles, cases, etc.
    • Teaching activities for a maximum of 30% of total working hours.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications, attributes, and skills:

    • A Ph.D. that has been awarded in the last five years.
    • Areas of specialization: Agricultural Economics or agribusiness management. Familiarity with Econometrics, livestock Economics, Climate change Economics and case studies development is a plus. Knowledge or academic background in Pastoralist systems will be an advantage.
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Ability to conduct research (publications in peer-reviewed journals)
    • Excellent English, writing skills, and emotional quotient
    • Excellent communication skills

    Closing: Friday, 26th August 2022.

    Method of Application

    If you are interested in the position and have the skills we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please forward an application letter together with a copy of your updated resume quoting ‘the position to

    The People and Culture Manager,

    Strathmore University Business School,

    on [email protected] 

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