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Development Economist, Nairobi, Kenya

ICRISAT invites applications for the position of Development Economist. This position is based at ICRISAT – Kenya. 

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics have over 2 billion people, and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru, near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. In WCA, ICRISAT has its regional hub in Mali and country programs in Niger and Nigeria.

ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) wants to strengthen its capacity for understanding the economics of farm and food system transitions in low- and middle-income countries. ICRISAT is therefore looking for a Development Economist with capabilities of analyzing the economic implications of a wide range of topics including crop improvement, seed system development, nutrition, insurance and social protection. This will be in support of the design of effective food system interventions for key commodities (with emphasis on grain legumes and dryland cereals) and tracking progress towards the SDGs across households, countries and regions. Based in Nairobi, the candidate will be housed in the MIND (Markets, Institutions, Nutrition and Diversity) team and work in cooperation with the Research Program ‘Eastern and Southern Africa’. 

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 behavior, 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

Requirements:

  • 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

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, a 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 short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

National Recruitment

Senior Associate - Security

ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic Indian Nationals for the post of Senior Associate – Security. The position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru Hyderabad. 

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out security duties at various locations on the farm
  • Carry out special tasks as deemed necessary for protection and safe custody of ICRISAT property
  • Perform shift duties along with a team of experienced security assistants under the direct supervision of security supervisor.
  • Inspection of all the security equipment for serviceability.
  • Carry out regular patrolling of the property during the shift.
  • Ensure that the relevant rules and regulations of the Institute are adhered at all times

Requirements:

  • Retired Ex. Service Men from the Armed Forces/ Paramilitary Force/ TA with at least 5-7 years’ experience in security services
  • Woman candidates with 2-3 years’ experience in a security function are also encouraged to apply
  • Good interpersonal, written and communication skills
  • Should be a good team player and have experience working in multicultural team
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • 2-wheeler/4-wheeler valid driving license 

General:

This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position for three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 9 September 2018, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Scientific Officer – Agronomy

ICRISAT seeks applications for a Scientific Officer – Agronomy to be based at ICRISAT’s Headquarters, Hyderabad India. 

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide analytical expertise in climate analytics to understand temporal and spatial dynamics of climate data.
  • Participate and assist the scientists in on-going research in climate risk management, assessing climate change impacts and planning for adaptation under the CCAFS and associated bilateral projects.
  • Assistance in field data collection, organizing workshops, baseline/midline/endline surveys for Digital Ag projects.
  • Take ownership of necessary documentation as part of the agreed project deliverables list including user manuals etc.
  • Co-ordination with local research stations, SAUs and other government agencies as required for the project execution 

Essential criteria:  

  • M.Sc. degree in Agrometeorology, agronomy, crop science, soil science, natural resource management or related discipline with 3 – 5 years of experience in climate analysis, field agronomic knowledge.
  • A good understanding about the local cropping systems and usefulness of climate services in agriculture
  • Knowledge on how the application of Digital Agriculture may enhance productivity, logistics or market access for smallholder farmers and value chain actors
  • Prior experience in agriculture or allied sectors and working directly with farmers and farmer groups
  • Experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders and interest to work in interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in field work extensively

Desirable:

  • GIS and spatial analysis skills.
  • Understanding of semi-arid smallholder farming systems and their constraints and opportunities.
  • Experience in organizing capacity-building programs especially digitization related in Agriculture
  • Expertise in MS word, power points, excel, Share Point is desirable. 

General:

This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position for three years renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply: 

Applicants should apply on or before 24-August-2018, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Scientific Officer – Bhoochetana Project (Odisha)

ICRISAT seeks applications for Scientific Officer – Bhoochetana Project position to be based in Odisha, India. This position reports to the District In-Charge Scientist. 

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities: 

  • Supervise on-farm farmer participatory action research trials in different districts of Odisha
  • Constant interactions with the farmers, researchers and Department of Agriculture officials and act as a liaison person in the district
  • Travel within the district and providing technical support to the Farm Facilitators/Lead Farmers and Farmers in the district
  • Recording of scientific data, prepare draft reports, collecting of the information about the farmers and undertaking the crop cutting experiments to record yields in the demonstration plots and guide technicians based in the districts
  • Regular and timely reporting for district activities and update to supervisors 

Essential criteria:  

  • M.Sc (Agri) / M.Sc (Hort) / M.Sc (Vet) / M.Sc in Biological Sciences with fluency in English. Knowledge/fluency in Oriya will be preferred
  • The candidate should have aptitude and skills to draft reports, papers
  • Knowledge of M.S. Office is essential

Desirable:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential
  • Well versed with Computer operations and digital reporting
  • People with flair for field work, group interactions and suitable experience will be preferred
  • Work in an inter-disciplinary team in multicultural and multinational environment and the ability to interact with partner organizations 

General:

This is a consolidated position for two years renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply: 

Applicants should apply on or before 24-August-2018, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

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