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Research Technician – Agriculture Economist Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy Number: RT/AE/PGI/09/11 

Department: Poverty Gender and Impact
 

Location:
 Nairobi, Kenya 

Duration:
 2-year term with possibility of renewal 

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.
 

ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam) and East Asia (China).
 

The position: 

ILRI requires a
 research technician specialised in economic analysis to work as a member of the Poverty Gender and Impact Team. The Poverty, Gender and Impact team is an institute wide program of ILRI specialising in poverty analysis, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment and gender analysis. 

Responsibilities
 
  • Work on multiple projects to evaluate the impacts of livestock interventions on poverty, gender and equity;
  • Contribute to the design of evaluation frameworks, survey instruments and sampling strategies;
  • Use empirical micro-econometric and other methods to analyse the impacts of interventions, integrating both household and intra household analysis;
  • Implement, supervise and monitor field data collection and data management;
  • Contribute to the development, testing and analysis of poverty, gender and equity indicators for monitoring and evaluating livestock research and development projects;
  • Contribute to write-up of peer reviewed publications, project reports and other technical reports;
  • Contribute to preparation of briefs, and other strategic communication products.
Requirements 
  • A Masters degree in agriculture economics, economics or other relevant field
  • At least 3 years experience working on economic and econometric analysis preferably in the field of agriculture
  • Knowledge and experience with quantitative monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment methods
  • Knowledge and experience with key statistical packages including SPSS, STATA
  • Experience in survey design, field research management, data collection, management and analysis
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
Location: Nairobi, Kenya 

Terms of appointment:
 This is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is on initial 2 year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Salary and benefits will be in line with those provided within ILRI’s NRS scheme. 

Applications:
 Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their interest, detailed CV, names and contact details (Telephone, E-mail) of three professional referees to e-mail: recruit-ilri-Ken@cgiar.org by 16 September 2011. 

The position title and reference number, “RT/AE/PGI/09/11” should be clearly indicated on the subject line of the email application. We regret but only online applications will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.
 

To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at
 www.ilri.org 


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