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  • Posted: Feb 9, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 21, 2023
  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre - part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.
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    Research Officer II – Agricultural Economist

    Key Responsibilities

    • Contribute to the design and lead the implementation of research activities - develop and implement experiments for hypothesis-testing, lead survey development and oversee data collection and management.
    • Co-author papers for peer-reviewed publication as well as support the broader dissemination of research findings through other outreach materials.
    • Strengthening collaboration and existing partnerships, and building new and innovative partnerships for research and development that contribute to ILRl's agenda on index-based livestock insurance, high-frequency data collection in sentinel zones using digital innovations, conflict as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation
    • Conduct scoping studies to identify and prioritize appropriate innovations for bundling with index-based livestock insurance as well as approaches for de-risking investments by pastoralists.
    • Supervise junior research associates, students/interns, temporary staff, consultants, and BSc students as required and related to the broader agenda on livestock insurance, conflict and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
    • Project development and management including mobilizing resources through participation in development of grant proposals, managing budget and reporting, and meeting deliverables schedules.
    • Rigorous analysis of diffusion and impacts of innovations including livestock insurance and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, using advanced econometric techniques and both experimental and observational data.
    • Develop capacity of external stakeholders in utilizing adaptation planning tools and frameworks.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Master’s degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics.
    • A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in academia, a development-oriented research organization or comparable institution in the area of impact evaluation and analysis of farmers/pastoralists adoption behaviour.
    • Knowledge of microeconomic theory and excellent skills in econometric analysis.
    • Excellent knowledge of STATA.
    • Demonstrated experience in coordinating large data collection surveys in remote areas.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth statistical and econometric analysis and report the results.
    • Willingness and openness to learn.
    • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently meet deadlines, and manage time well.
    • Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work.
    • Ability to work independently and with initiative.
    • A good understanding of impacts of climate change and variability on agri-food systems.

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