Agricultural Economist (Post-Doc) at International Potato Center (CIP)

Consultant – Economic Advisor at International Potato Center (CIP)

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking to recruit a dynamic Agricultural Economist (Post-Doc) to conduct ex-ante socio-economic impact assessment of late blight resistant potato varieties in four countries of a recently awarded ‘Global Biotech Potato Partnership’ project by USAID. In addition, the post-doc will partly be involved in the newly established CGIAR Initiatives.

The Position: The Post-Doc in Agricultural Economist 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, 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

Selection Criteria

  • 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.


More Information

  • Job City Nairobi