Postdoctoral Fellow
IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) - Washington, DC

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Job Summary:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Postdoctoral Fellow for its Ethiopia Strategy Support Program II (ESSP II) in the Development Strategy Governance Division (DSGD). The position is a two-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Under the supervision of the Director of DSGD, the successful candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from ESSP II and Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division (PHND) of IFPRI as well as and partner organizations on organizing and analyzing the baseline and impact surveys for the Feed the Future Zone of Influence in Ethiopia.

Please note that Postdoctoral Fellow appointments at IFPRI have a maximum term of three (3) years, inclusive of any approved appointment extensions.

Essential Duties:

• Serve as an active member of the team that is responsible for implementing the baseline and follow-on surveys and conducting analysis in the context of evaluating the impact of Feed the Future investments in Ethiopia;
• Participate in and, as appropriate, coordinate the design and implementation of field survey activities, data entry and analyses, and report writing as per the requirements of the project titled “Impact Evaluation of Feed the Future Programs in Ethiopia (2012-2017)”;
• Work with a variety of stakeholders, including donors (especially USAID), partners from other CGIAR centers, and other partner institutions to stimulate new policy-relevant research;
• Conduct studies relevant to the research portfolio of ESSP II using primary and
other data, write up findings, contribute such papers to ESSP II/IFPRI publication series (working papers, discussion papers, research monographs), and, ultimately, publish in peer-reviewed journals;
• Work, as appropriate, with colleagues on developing research proposal;

Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Economics or Agricultural Economics or related discipline
• Demonstrated ability to design and manage quantitative research studies, including design of field work, training of enumerators, supervision of data entry, data analysis and writing and publication of results
• Demonstrated ability to publish in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals
• Demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams with a variety of stakeholders on multi-sectoral projects
• Knowledge of and experience with a range of evaluation methods and designs
• Experience in communicating results in different multicultural and multi-stakeholder settings
• Ability to multi-task, work in a dynamic environment, and take initiatives to resolve issues
• Excellent written and spoken English
• Demonstrated computer and data analysis literacy (PC and Microsoft Applications; and STATA)
• Willingness to travel extensively as required
• Excellent interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications

• Familiarity with agriculture and nutrition literature and research
• Experience working with economists and nutritionists