World Agroforestry – Agricultural Economist (Nairobi).

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Job Summary

Provide formative research and monitoring and evaluation of vegetable business networks in the Veggies 4 Planet & People Project.

Job Description

  • Lead a participatory appraisal of existing vegetable business networks in different parts of the country.
  • Conduct baseline, mid-term, and end line evaluation studies of the project, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Facilitation of participatory monitoring and evaluation processes of vegetable business networks using regenerative agricultural technologies, post-harvest practices, and circular agri-business practices.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of vegetable seed supply systems in liaison with private seed companies.
  • Carry out profitability studies of vegetable production and vegetable businesses.
  • In liaison with stakeholders, colleagues and partners, promote innovations and processes that improve efficiencies in the vegetable value chains.
  • Promote youth and gender empowerment in vegetable business networks through implementing partners.
  • Document evidence and lessons learned into high quality documents or media for dissemination.
  • Liaise with Media Officer and media partners to influence behavioral change of producers towards adoption of generative technologies and circular agri-business practices.
  • Interact with policy makers and produce research briefs to influence policy towards a more enabling environment for vegetable business networks and sustainable agricultural practices.
  • Technical progress and other evaluation reports of grammatically correct and scientific standards.
  • Facilitate partner meetings and learning events.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Kenya Country Director.


  • Master’s degree in agri-business, socioeconomics, or other related sciences.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in an international non-governmental organization (NGO) or company. 
  • Proven experience in participatory appraisals, qualitative and quantitative evaluation studies, baseline studies, and impact assessments.
  • Proven ability to extract evidence and lessons learned from evaluation exercises and turn these into high quality documents for dissemination.
  • Proven experience in profitability studies.
  • Affinity with youth and women empowerment approaches, and planetary health.
  • Experience in policy dialogues, advocacy, and media use is an advantage.
  • Experience with the commercial seed sector or research on seed systems is an advantage.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS‐office applications (Word, Excel, Power point).
  • Team player with excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with partners and colleagues in a multi-cultural setting.


Deadline: 05/17/2021

This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position. ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency, commensurate with skills and experience. The appointment will be for a period of 2 years, inclusive of a 6-month probationary period.





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