International Potato Centre (CIP) – Agricultural Economist (Ref: 2022/58/GRS/Kenya).

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Job Description

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced in Agricultural Economist (Ph.D.level) to conduct ex-ante socio-economic impact assessment of the late blight-resistant potato varieties in the four countries of the recently awarded ‘Global Biotech Potato Partnership’ project by USAID.

The Position: The  Agricultural Economist (Ph.D. Level) will be based in Nairobi-Kenya and will report to the Scientist, Agricultural Economist, and co-report to the Leader of Biotechnology.

Key Responsibilities:

·       Plan and set ex-ante economic analyses for biotech potato varieties in 4 Asian and Sub-Saharan countries.
·       Conducts stakeholder and market analyses with a particular focus on implications on potato exports markets
·       Organizes expert elicitation workshops in 4 Asian and Sub-Saharan countries for primary data collection and data verification.
·       Collects secondary data for ex-ante foresight modeling from national statistics databases, and reports, and reviewing existing peer-reviewed literature, including grey literature.
·       Contributes to project reporting and preparation of scientific manuscripts to be published in peer-reviewed journals
·       Experiences with ex-post impact assessments and field experiences is a plus.
·       Build internal and external contacts to develop relationships for future collaborations.
·       Keep team members informed of the latest scientific advances in their fields of development.
·       Develop new projects proposals and applications for external research funding by building on existing strengths and experience.


·     PhD degree in Economics, Agricultural economics, environmental economics, or related field.

·       At least 2 years of experience required in ex-ante economic modeling in a developing country context (recent PhD graduates with strong ex-ante economic modeling skills are encouraged to apply as well).
·       Demonstrated ability to collect primary and secondary data.
·       Ability to organize and facilitate workshops is a plus.
·       Willingness to travel to Asian and Sub-Saharan countries.
·       Ability to work with strict deadlines and in multi-disciplinary teams.
·       Demonstrated ability to work independently and deliver quality products.
·       Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.
·     Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Resource Type:Global Recruited Staff (GRS)


Closing date:07/14/2022

Industry:Research and Development



Zip/Postal Code:CIP



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