Senior Research Analyst

Center for International Forestry Research

Nairobi, Kenya

CIMMYT is seeking an experienced professional to support the Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat project  project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the US Agency for International Development to implement an integrated Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support in developing research designs for a variety of projects.
  • Designing data collection instruments/protocols and training of consultants, field supervisors, and enumerators.
  • Data cleaning and management.
  • Statistical and econometric analysis of households, agro - dealers, and traders surveys.
  • Support with design and analysis of qualitative surveys including (KIIs, FGDs).
  • Writing and editing of research reports, policy notes, academic papers, and other documents.
  • Liaising with partners and consultants ensure the quality of all the data collected under such partnerships.
  • Responding to urgent requests for rapid analytics by the PIs, project teams, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Training and mentorship of other research assistants in the program.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in agricultural economics, development economics, statistics, or a related field.
  • Ten years of work experience involving research data management, analysis, and writing, and demonstrated excellence in research.
  • Demonstrated capacity to analyze and utilize policy-relevant information from a broad range of sources on agricultural production and marketing.
  • Experience using statistical packages mainly Stata and others such as SPSS and R.
  • Familiarity with theoretical and technical issues related to agriculture, economic development, poverty, food security, and/or nutrition in Kenya and the rest of East Africa.

Education, knowledge and experience:

  • Ten years of work experience involving research data management, analysis, and writing, and demonstrated excellence in research.
  • Demonstrated capacity to analyze and utilize policy-relevant information from a broad range of sources on agricultural production and marketing.
  • Experience using statistical packages mainly Stata and others such as SPSS and R.
  • Familiarity with theoretical and technical issues related to agriculture, economic development, poverty, food security, and/or nutrition in Kenya and the rest of East Africa.

Source: https://www.cifor.org/career/206844000018210085/senior-research-analyst/