Position: Data Analysis-Consultant
The Resilient Cities Initiative is part of the One CGIAR 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy to strengthen the vibrant, largely informal urban and peri-urban agrifood sector to help improve sustainability, equity and opportunity growth, and to mitigate risks to human and environmental health. The Initiative aims to enable sustainable production of nutritious foods in urban and peri-urban zones through scaling of innovations, building inclusive and sustainable food markets that foster the provisioning of nutritious food in urban food environments, and strengthening consumer demand and access to healthier diets. The recently completed Development and Delivery of Biofortified crops at scale (DDBIO) project of the International Potato Center (CIP) tested innovations for the scaling of Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP), a nutritious Vitamin-A biofortified crop that is gaining prominence in Kenyan urban diets and is produced in rural and peri-urban areas of the country, and therefore offers important linkages with the Resilient Cities Initiative. Research conducted under the DDBIO project offers important lessons towards the Resilient Cities Initiative’s goal of enhancing production and consumption of nutritious food in urban and peri-urban zones of the country.
Studies conducted under the DDBIO project aimed to generate evidence on the innovations for production, scaling and utilization of OFSP, and the ensuing nutritional outcomes among intervention beneficiaries. The main objective of this consultancy is to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data collected in these studies, write a technical report and contribute towards development of manuscripts on generated evidence. The consultant will work closely with scientists working within the Initiative towards achieving these objectives.
- A cleaned and anonymized dataset for archiving and sharable to partners.
- A final technical report published in the CGSpace repository of the CGIAR.
- Contribute to the development of at least three (3) manuscript drafts through generation of statistical data and review of relevant literature.
- MSc. in Agricultural Economics/ Economics/Health Economics.
- At least 3 years of experience analyzing survey data.
- Strong quantitative analytical skills.
- Knowledge of STATA
- Demonstrated academic writing skills an added advantage.
- Highly proficient in English (both spoken and written).
- Consultancy contract will be for 60 days.
Conditions: This is a national consultancy position limited to Kenya nationals and permits residents only.
How to apply
Applications: Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website: https://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/ including a letter of motivation, a full C.V. with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on May 18, 2023, and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
This consultant will not be in contact with children or vulnerable adults.
CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.
CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.